Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe

Five Europeans in Madrid – Our EASST conference and travel diary

After four years, from July 6th to 9th the first EASST conference in person since Lancaster took place in Madrid. It was a very appreciated opportunity for the European (and beyond) STS community  to meet and weave our professional, collegial and friendship networks after so long. We were there, as well, presenting our recent research…

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New Publication: “The ontology explorer: A method to make visible data infrastructures for population management””

In a new article, Wouter Van Rossem and Annalisa Pelizza introduce a method and open-source tool to analyse data models of population management systems. The article is titled “The ontology explorer: A method to make visible data infrastructures for population management” and published Open Access in the journal Big Data & Society. The Ontology Explorer…

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Paul joins Processing Citizenship as a postdoctoral researcher

We are pleased to welcome Paul Trauttmansdorff who has joined us as a new postdoctoral researcher in Processing Citizenship at the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna. In the coming months, Paul will focus particularly on the project of interoperability between information systems in Europe and investigate how data infrastructures and registration…

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Programmed Sadness – Lecture by Geert Lovink

On May 5th Geert Lovink will talk about ‘technological sadness’, the default mental state of the online billions. What happens when nothing can motivate you anymore, when all the self-optimization techniques fail and you begin to carefully avoid these forms of emotional analytics? The lecture will zoom in on the widespread techno-sadness that is produced…

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Open post-doc position

Processing Citizenship offers a 16-month postdoc position at the University of Bologna, Department of Philosophy and Communication (FILCOM). The position is open to candidates wishing to focus their research on the socio-organizational aspects of data infrastructures, with attention to how circulation of third-country populations data shapes and is shaped by inter-organizational boundaries. Further information about…

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Lorenzo visiting at Humboldt University of Berlin

Since November 2021, Lorenzo is a visiting scholar at the Humboldt University of Berlin, under the supervision of Prof. Ignacio Farías and dr. Tomás Criado. The four-months research stay at the Institute of European Ethnology (IfEE) aims to further develop the research project on border-crossers’ strategies of resistance to the data practices and infrastructures for…

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New Visiting Fellow at Processing Citizenship

We are pleased to welcome Paul Trautmansdorff as a Visiting Fellow at Processing Citizenship, in the department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna. Paul is a PhD researcher at the Department of Science & Technology Studies, University of Vienna. His research interests revolve around contestations and controversies around techno-scientific innovation, the development and maintenance…

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Live streaming Digitizing Peoples in Uncertain Times

We are pleased to share with you the links for following live our seminar: Opening + Panel 1 – May 13 – 9:45 – 12:45 https://youtu.be/xrrbUetMFcU Keynote by prof. Noortje Marres  –  May 13 – 13:45 – 14:45 https://youtu.be/wAzaUAkj_SY Roundtable featuring Noortje Marres, Giulia Andrighetto, Elena Esposito – May 13 – 14:45 – 16:15 https://youtu.be/QOkmrQCZzrQ…

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Digitizing Peoples in Uncertain Times: final program and registration link

The two-day seminar is intended to address the emergent methods used to create data about populations, as well as the interventions we as social researchers can develop to create alternative epistemic forms about vulnerable, dispersed, invisible or just emergent populations. Click here to register. No fee is requested Program 13 May 9.50 – 10.00: Opening…

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