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 7th, 4pm (CET). It will feature a talk by Mats Frank (University of Edinburgh) who will present insights from his research focusing on the platform driven financial inclusion of Micro- Small- and Medium Enterprises in China, to illustrate the potential benefits of applying a critical realist lens to the study of socio-technical phenomena.
Zoom link and contact:
Zoom PW: 099802
If you are interested in the activities of the research network, or would like to present at the colloquium, get in touch at email@example.com .
Next dates in the BOAP Colloquium (all colloquium sessions start at 4 pm, Berlin time)
07.11.2022, Mats Frank (University of Edinburgh): Financial Inclusion in the era of the platform economy: Opening the ‘black-box’ of digital lending to Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises in China
09.01.2023, Peter Fuzesi (University of Strathclyde): tba
More information can be found here.