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Programme 3rd IAS-STS Annual Conference

23 – 24 February 2004
Festsaal, Schloegelgasse 2, Graz, Austria

Conference Programme

Sunday 22 February

15.30: Cafe Aiola , Schlossberg 2 (50 meters from Uhrturm on Schlossberg; Tel: ++43/(0)316/818797): Casual pre-conference meeting of early arriving participants!

Monday 23 February

08.30 – 09.00: Registration, coffee

09.00 – 09.30: Opening: Guenter Getzinger, Managing Director, IAS-STS and Wilhelm Berger, Vice Dean, Faculty for Interdiscipliary Studies (IFF)

09.30 – 10.10: Plenary: Don Ihde, USA: Material Hermeneutics: Breaking the Diltheyan Divide

10.10 – 10.50: Plenary: David Mercer, Australia: Seen But not Heard: Can STS Shape Policy in Controversial Areas of Science?

10.50 – 11.15: Coffee

Panel A (Festsaal): Governing Risky Molecules
Chair: Bernhard Wieser

11.15 – 11.45: Armin Spoek, Austria: The Road to Partition – Separating Assessment and Management in Risk Policy

11.45 – 12.15: Adrian Ely, United Kingdom: Understanding the Environmental Impacts of Bt Maize and Guarding Against Surprises

12.15 – 12.45: Franz Seifert, Austria: The Hegemony of Physical-ecological Risk in the Transatlantic Biotechnology-conflict

Lunch: Hotel Gollner, Schloegelgasse 14

14.30 – 15.00: Sandra Karner, Austria: The Branching Out of Genetic Engineering: Safety Considerations on Forest Biotechnology

15.00 – 15.30: Imre Oliver Kozak, Hungary: The Role of Ignorance in Risk Calculations of Environmental Limit Values

15.30 – 16.00: Adelina Ilieva, Bulgaria: Dialectics of the Norm and Particular Case in foremost Human Genetics Research

16.00 – 16.30: Manfred Hall, Austria: The “Green Cleaning” – Blessing or Curse?

16.30 – 17.00: Coffee

Panel B (Seminarraum IFZ):
Theoretical Perspectives on Science and Technology – and their Practical Outcome
Chair: Guenter Getzinger

11.15 – 11.45: Ulrich Glotzbach, Germany: On the Relation between Ethics and Ontology in Hybrid Worlds

11.45 – 12.15: Esther Schmidt, Austria: Decision and Participation

12.15 – 12.45: Olga Stoliarova, Russia: K. Popper’s Criticism of Dialectic and Dialectical 'Solution' of the Demarcation Problem in Contemporary STS

Lunch: Hotel Gollner, Schloegelgasse 14

14.30 – 15.00: Christine Waechter, Austria: A Gendered Look at Interdisciplinary Engineering Education

15.00 – 15.30: Minna Salminen-Karlson, Sweden: Keeping Engineering Masculine – Problems in Creating Gender-inclusive Engineering Education

15.30 – 16.00: Ivan Tchalakov, Bulgaria: The Limits of Causal Action. Aristotle’s Theory of the Life-action of the Essence (action-'energeia') in the Light of Contemporary Studies of Heterogeneous Micro-communities

16.00 – 16.30: Hajo Greif, Germany: Evolution and the Matter of Reductionism

16.30 – 17.00: Coffee

17.00 – 18.30: Bernhard Wieser, Austria: Workshop space: Teaching STS

Tuesday 24 February 2004

09.00 – 09.40: Franc Mali, Slovenia: The Global-local Dialectics in the New European Process of Scientific and Technological Integration

09.40 – 10.20: Peter Wilding, Austria: Outlook on the 6th International Summer Academy on Technology Studies 2004 in Deutschlandsberg (Plenary): Urban Infrastructure in Transition: What can we learn from history?

10.20 – 10.45: Coffee

Economies and Technological Innovation (Plenary)

10.45 – 11.15: Todor Galev, Bulgaria: The 'Birth' of Dual Use Concept in Bulgaria: Optimistic Strategies or Real Development

11.15 – 11.45: Taru Peltola, Finland: Constituting Space for Alternative Energy Technologies: Co-operative Forest Fuel Production as a Means to Extend Economic Agency within Industrial Forestry in Finland

Lunch: Taormina, Reitschulgasse 17

14.00 – 14.30: Anna Pobol, Belarus: Methodology of Research into Academic Entrepreneurship: Technology Transfer and Knowledge Transfer.

14.30 – 15.00: Philipp Spaeth, Austria: How to Facilitate Transitions in Production-Consumption Systems? Challenges of a Strategic Accompanying Project on an Austrian Research Programme for Sustainability-orientated Production.

15.00 – 15.30: Coffee

Nature and Technology in Former Soviet Union (Plenary)

15.30 – 16.00: Alla Bolotova, Russia: Colonization of Nature in Soviet Russia: State Ideology, Public Discourse and Experience of Geologists

16.00 – 16.30: Sonja Schmid, Austria: Popular-scientific discourse on nuclear power: a Soviet case study

16.30: Closing of the Conference

18.00: Excursion: Biobuschenschank Rupp, Spielfeld

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