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


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


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


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


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


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


Our Events and Activities

Self-care & AI - who’s in control?

Btihaj Ajana is running a session at the Science Gallery, London on AI and technologies of self-care. She discusses to what extent can self-tracking devices and apps be considered as tools of self-care, questioning whether self-tracking is a way of reclaiming autonomy and control over one’s health, or merely a form of outsourcing decision-making to technology itself. More information available on:

Date: 28 Nov 2023

Venue: Science Gallery, London

Playing with Metrics: Self-tracking as Personal Science

Btihaj Ajana is delivering an online keynote for the 13th Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Sport Science. More information available on:

Date: 9 Feb 2022

Venue: Lausanne/online

Governing through Immunity: Techniques and Politics of COVID-19 Management

Btihaj Ajana is delivering an online keynote for the Hong Kong-based Writing Machine Collective. More details can be found on:

Date: 13 Sep 2021

Venue: Online

The Burst of Surprise: Indeterminacy and the Viral politics of Covid-19

Btihaj Ajana is running a virtual workshop and delivering a talk as part of the Future of Indeterminacy events. More details can be found on:



Date: 20 Nov 2020

Venue: Online via University of Dundee

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