PhD Summer School, Spain: Techno Science Societies

“Techno Science Societies: Between Myth Formation and Societal Structure”

Date: From 18 to 22 July 2016

Objective: The main objective of this summer school is to unfold the changes in social structure and the narratives about them as well as their reciprocal dynamic of amplification and demise. What is the relation between changing social structures and new purposes for regulation? What role do political myths play along these processes?

Location: at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain,

Keynote speakers (confirmed):

Maja Horst, PhD, Professor at University of Copenhagen, Head of Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Denmark

Karin Knorr-Cetina, PhD, Professor emeritus of Sociology, University of Constance, Germany, and George Wells Beadle Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago, US

Andrew Stirling, PhD, Professor of Science & Technology Policy (SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, School of Business, Management and Economics, The Sussex Energy Group), University of Sussex, UK

For the full call, please visit:

Deadline for applications is MARCH 24th, 2016. 

To apply, please write an abstract of 3,000 characters outlining your PhD project and, in particular, the background to the problem discussed, research questions as well as the methods and theoretical approaches to be adopted, together with a CV. To apply as a poster participant, please send a 1500 character abstract. The course is free to attend, but further details, including information on accommodation and scholarships, can be found in the link above.

Please send your applications to Constanze Scherz (email: Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by April, 30th 2016.

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