Relevant External Events

10-12 Mar 2017

2017 International Conference on Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary conference which explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine. It focuses on issues relevant to medical knowledge, public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill.

Date: 10-12 Mar 2017

Venue: Warsaw

25-27 Jan 2017

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2017

A three-day conference devoted to privacy and data protection in relation to technology, computing and artificial intelligence.

Date: 25-27 Jan 2017

Venue: Brussels

11-13 Jan 2017

MeCCSA Conference 2017

MeCCSA Annual Conference 2017 will address the intersection between media cultures/technologies and the political aspirations of freedom and equality in various contexts.

Call for Papers:

Date: 11-13 Jan 2017

Venue: University of Leeds

5-8 Oct 2016

Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2016

AoIR 2016 conference brings together scholars and students to discuss, from interdisciplinary perspectives, issues concerning Internet culture.

Date: 5-8 Oct 2016

Venue: Berlin

19-20 Sep 2016

World Congress on Health & Medical Sociology

An international conference on medical sociology that aims to address the critical role social factors play in determining or influencing the health of individuals, groups, and the larger society.

Date: 19-20 Sep 2016

Venue: Las Vegas

31 Aug - 3 Sep 2016

4s/EASST Conference Barcelona 2016

“Science and Technology by Other Means – Exploring collectives, spaces and futures”.

Of special relevance is the panel, Digital subjectivities in the global context: new technologies of the self.

More details at:

Date: 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2016

Venue: Barcelona

Our Events and Activities

Metric Culture: The Quantified Self and Beyond

Recent years have witnessed an intensive growth of systems of measurement and an increasing integration of data processes into various spheres of everyday life, so much so that it can be argued that we are now living in a ‘metric culture’. This two-day international conference brings together relevant scholars who are engaged in the study of practices of self-tracking and related technologies to critically reflect on the way metric culture is unfolding within and affecting the various spheres of our everyday life. Organised by: Btihaj Ajana (AIAS and King’s College London) Confirmed keynote speakers: Deborah Lupton (University of Canberra, Australia) & Rosalind Gill (City University London, UK)  

Date: 7-9 Jun 2017

Venue: Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

Biopolitics of self-tracking

Btihaj Ajana is delivering the invited talk 'Biopolitics of self-tracking' at the Borough Road Gallery. More details and registration link here.

Date: 4 May 2017

Venue: Borough Road Gallery

The Quantified Self: for a Worse or Better You?

Btihaj Ajana is leading a public discussion at the event "The Quantified Self: for a Worse or Better You?" organised by Digital Prospects. Find our more and register here.

Date: 2 May 2017

Venue: The Wheatsheaf, London

Rethinking Healthcare through Quantified Self practices

Btihaj Ajana will be presenting "Rethinking Healthcare through Quantified Self practices" at the 2017 International Conference on Medical Humanities, 10-11 March, Warsaw More details on the event at:

Date: 10-11 Mar 2017

Venue: Warsaw

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