Veranstaltung: 3rd Colloquium on the Biographies of Artifacts and Practices, 1. November 2021, online

*What: 3rd Colloquium on the Biographies of Artifacts and Practices – with Dzifa Ametowobla

*When: November 1st, 4pm (CET)

*Full invitation

We cordially invite you to join the Biographies of Artifacts and Practices (BOAP) Research Colloquium. Based on a collaboration of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Aalto University, and the Technical University of Berlin, this bi-monthly colloquium provides an open platform for an international network of researchers interested in BOAP and related methodological and analytical approaches. Its main goal is to contribute to strengthening the robustness of research designs in STS and the sociology of technology and innovation. Each event features the presentation and discussion of one research project that traces the biographies of complex sociotechnical systems across multiple locales and extended timeframes, often linking multiple studies and scales of analysis.

The colloquium will take place online on November 1st, 4pm (CET). It will feature a talk by Dzifa Ametowobla, of TU Berlin. Dzifa will present insights from a biographical study of standardized organizational software in surgical planning.

For more information on the event, please refer to the full invitation (above) or follow our Research Gate project.

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*Next dates in the BOAP Colloquium (all colloquium sessions start at 4 pm, Berlin time)*

01.11.2021, Dzifa Ametowobla (Technical University of Berlin): Organizations, Software Components, and Performative Models of Organizing

10.01.2022, Antti Silvast (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) & Mikko Virtanen (University of Helsinki): On Theory–Methods Packages in STS

07.03.2022, Neil Pollock & Robin Williams (University of Edinburgh): tba

02.05.2022, David Seibt (Technical University of Berlin): The Socio-Material Construction of Users: 3D Printing and the Digitalization of the Prosthetics Industry

04.07.2022, Alin Ake-Kob (Nord University): How to do Qualitative Longitudinal Studies? From BOAP to BOPA.