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

NEW PUBLICATION: Telling ‘more complex stories’ of European integration: how a sociotechnical perspective can help explain administrative continuity in the Common European Asylum System

In a new article, titled “Telling ‘more complex stories’ of European integration: how a sociotechnical perspective can help explain administrative continuity in the Common European Asylum System“, Annalisa Pelizza and Chiara Loschi explain an apparent paradox in the Common European Asylum System (CEAS): despite political stalemate over CEAS legislative reform and lack of trust amongst MSs, administrative cooperation shows operational continuity. Drawing on the…

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STS-Migtec & Processing Citizenship joint workshop has materialized!

On the 21 and 22 March, almost 40 scholars reached Bologna to attend the workshop organized by STS-Migtec and the ERC Processing Citizenship team, at the University of Bologna, Department of Philosophy and Communication, and online. Having launched the call for papers on November 2022, the joint committee STS-MIGTEC and ERC Processing Citizenship team selected papers…

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New Publication: “Borders, Migration, and Technology in the Age of Security: Intervening with STS”

In a new article, Paul Trauttmansdorff conceptually maps some of the core strands in the multidisciplinary literature at the intersection of critical border and migration studies, critical security studies, and science and technologies studies (STS). This scenario in Tecnoscienza- Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies alsoreflects on some major research avenues for STS to…

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Program STSMigTec/Processing Citizenship Workshop 2023

STS-MIGTEC & Processing Citizenship Workshop 2023 will take place in Bologna and online on March 21-22, 2023. If you would like to attend the event (in Bologna or online), please register your interest by emailing to migtec.website@gmail.com by March 17 with the subject: Workshop.   The workshop will host six panels and one round-table session. Click here…

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STS Italia Conference 2023 – Bologna 28-30 June

The 9th STS Italia Conference will be held in Bologna, (28-30 June 2023). The Conference welcomes paper proposals contributing to the effort of unpacking the ambiguous concept of “interest” from a more-than-human perspective. The conference is intended to provide a dynamic, equal and multidisciplinary context to present conceptual, methodological and analytical insights in the heterogeneous…

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Joint STS-MIGTEC and Processing Citizenship Workshop 2023

The research network STS-MIGTEC and Processing Citizenship invite scholars at different career stages to a research workshop. We invite contributions at the intersection of science and technology studies (STS), critical migration, security, surveillance and border studies, and related disciplines. You can submit your papers either to specific thematic panels (please find details here) or to open panels:…

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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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