Call for Participation: Online Reading group “marine stsing”, Tuesdays from 7.6.-12.7.22

Online Reading group “marine stsing”

Members from the strategy group “Marine Social and Cultural Sciences” within the German Consortium for Marine Research engage with approaches from within STS and frame their research in corresponding theoretical terms. As a result, the idea to establish a reading group at the nexus of marine social science and STS came up. Over the course of the past weeks, Tanja Bogusz (Hamburg University), Ramona Haegele (DIE Bonn) and Laura McAdam Otto (Frankfurt University) discussed possibilities of making this happen; we are happy to inform you about the outcome of our conversations today.

We have designed a “double round” reading group that will meet virtually via zoom: during the first round, we will discuss published texts and case studies; in the second round, we will focus on contributions written by participants of the reading group which are intended for submission to journals/edited volumes/parts of dissertations and are also STS-related.

An open invitation is extended to all who are interested in these discussions to join us for both round.

The dates and texts for the first round are:

  • Tuesday, 7.6., 10-11h: Law, John (2008): On Sociology and STS. The  Sociological Revue 56/4, pp. 623‐649
  • Tuesday, 14.6., 10-11h: Callon, Michel (1986): Some elements of a  sociology of translation: domestication of the scallops and the fishermen of St Brieuc Bay. First published in J. Law, Power, action and belief: a new sociology of knowledge? London, Routledge, 1986, pp. 196-223.
  • Tuesday, 21.6., 10-11h: Bruun Jensen, Casper (2017). Amphibious  Worlds: Environments, Infrastructures, Ontologies. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 3 (2017), 224-234.
  • Tuesday, 5.7., 10-11h: Ratté, Stephanie (2019). (Un)seen Seas: Technological Mediation, Oceanic Imaginaries, and Future Depths. Environment and Society, 10(1), 141-157
  • Tuesday, 12.7, 10-11h: Carse, Ashley (2012). Nature as  infrastructure: Making and managing the Panama Canal watershed. Social Studies of Sciences 42(4): 539–563.

This group is open for stsing members, too, which also includes scientists working at the interface of STS, ethnography, and marine social science.

We hope that you like our idea! If you would like to join us and receive more information and the texts for the sessions, please write an email to: