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

The dilemma of making migrants visible to COVID-19 counting

The COVID-19 pandemic requires reconsidering the relationship between data and invisible populations as a form of de facto civil inclusion. While most forms of data management of populations are problematic, under which conditions would counting be just? Opinion piece by Processing Citizenship and DATACTIVE members, originally published on Open Democracy. 

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EASST/4S Prague 2020 going virtual

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, the EASST/4S Prague 2020 conference “Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds” was moved online. The digital conference will take place in the planned dates of August 18-21, 2020. Below a statement and call published on the EASST website on behalf of the Board .…

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Postponement 8th STS Italia Conference

The 8th STS Italia Conference “Dis/Entangling Technoscience” scheduled for June 18-20, 2020 in Trieste, will be postponed due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Prof. Annalisa Pelizza and PhD candidate Lorenzo Olivieri confirmed their panel on platforms, surveillance and vulnerable populations and will join the conference in 2021. The panel invited presentations discussing the relation between…

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Call for abstract – 8th STS Italia Conference Trieste 18-20 June 2020

Prof. Annalisa Pelizza and PhD candidate Lorenzo Olivieri will be the convenors of a panel on platforms, surveillance and vulnerable populations at the 8th STS Italia Conference. The panel invites presentations discussing the relation between digital platforms and vulnerable subjects: How do online platforms and data infrastructures allow empowering innovations in the communications strategies of…

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We are hiring! Apply now!

Processing Citizenship is hiring! Two postdoc vacancies are opened at the University of Bologna, with Annalisa Pelizza as Principal Investigator.

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Panel at WTMC Annual Meeting

Prof. Annalisa Pelizza chaired a round-table at the WTMC Annual Meeting on 13th of December 2019 in Amsterdam. The title of the round-table was “Towards an STS approach to identification?” and included contributions from Jess Bier (EUR), Amade M’Charek (UvA), Victor Toom (Gezondheidsraad), and Sally Wyatt (UM). From the program description: Identity is epistemologically and…

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PC lands in Bologna

It’s official. PC ha finally landed at the University of Bologna. What about a project about European futures at the oldest university in the Western world?

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8 technical questions to the U.S. plan to collect DNA from immigrants

It is yesterday’s news that the U. S. Department of Homeland Security would be about to collect DNA samples from people into federal immigration custody. To understand the actual novelty and  implications of such a move, we suggest, it is necessary to look into the technicalities of the plan, and ask technical questions. Is that…

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Processing Citizenship at “DATA POWER: global in/securities” conference

On the 12th of September 2019, PhD candidate Wouter Van Rossem will present in the panel “Big data and humanitarianism vs. corruption and public debt” at the Data Power conference at the University of Bremen in Germany. Data Power is a two-day, international conference organized by the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research,…

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