All conference events are to be held in 519 Kaneff Tower

Saturday, May 3

09.00 – 09.30 am Conference registration.

09.30 – 09.45 am Introduction and commemorative address for Prof. Richard Jarrell, by Callum C.J. Sutherland.

09.45 – 11.15 am Panel 1: Large Technological Localities

  • James M. Morgan (History, University of Ottawa): “Boundaries are not binary”
  • Edward Fenner (Science and Technology Studies, York University): “No Clean Room Required. Developing and Manufacturing Robert J. Van de Graaff’s Electrostatic Particle Accelerators for Science and Profit in the American Northeast”
  • Aaron Wright (IHPST, University of Toronto): “Space/Time/Physics: Transnational networks of exchange and the ontology of space-time”

11.15 – 11.30 am Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 pm Panel 2: Education & Pedagogies of Locality

  • Mariya Boyko (IHPST, University of Toronto): “Defusing the location based differences in school education during the Mathematics Curriculum Reform in the USSR (1960s, 1970s)”
  • Lina Beatriz Garcia Pinto (Science and Technology Studies, York University): “Unexpected Evidence: Relevance, Places, Actors and Forms of Scientific Literacy”

12.30 – 01.30 pm Lunch

01.30 – 03.00 pm Panel 3: Localities of Thinking, Making & Breaking

  • Erin Grosjean (Science and Technology Studies, York University): “Dioramas Come to Life: Excavating Meaning in Family Film”
  • Yana Boeva (Science and Technology Studies, York University): “Investigating Making: a STS Approach to Hands-on Digital Production”
  • Kasey Coholan (Science and Technology Studies, York University): “Making Things: Finding Heidegger in Critical Making”

03.00 – 04.00 pm Panel 4: Bodies as Localities

  • Colby Pereira (Sociology, Queen’s University): “The Super Soldier Suit: Somatic Surveillance and the Soldier’s Body”
  • Reddisekhara Yalamala (Sociology & Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University): “Subaltern Health and Science: Intertwining Technocratic Agenda and Marginalized Sections in India”

04.00 – 04.15 pm Coffee break

04.15 – 05.30 pm Keynote Erika Dyck (Department of History, University of Saskatchewan):

“Locating Eugenics: The Spaces of Science and Regions of Resistance”

07.30 – 09.30 pm Reception, Victory Cafe, 581 Markham St, Toronto

Sunday, May 4

10.00 – 10.30 am Breakfast & coffee

10.30 – 11.30 am Panel 5: Techno-political Localities

  • Matthew McManus (Socio-Legal Studies, York University): “Becoming to Belong: The State as Machine and Consciousness as Infinite”
  • Rodney Doody (Political Science, York University): “What is post-technological rationality? The question concerning the relationship between science and values in One-Dimensional Man”

11.30 – 12.30 pm Panel 6: Extraordinary Localities

  • Venilla Rajaguru (Science and Technology Studies, York University): “The mystery of MH 370 – A case study of aircraft disappearance in South China Sea Maritime Space & Air zones”
  • Sabrina Scott (Environmental Studies, York University): “Local Magic Looking Out: Shaping and Sustaining Relationships with the Other-Than-Human in Occult Public Spheres”

12.30 – 12.45 pm Wrap-up session

12.45 – 01.45 pm Lunch

The program with abstracts is available here.


For further details on the York University graduate program in STS please click here.

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