CFP: 34th Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference

Posted: 18 de March de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

CALL FOR PAPERS

34th Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
04 – 06 October 2012

The Humanities and Technology Association is an interdisciplinary
scholarly society that explores the impact of technology on human life
from a broad range of perspectives. We welcome papers that investigate
the cultural interaction of the humanities, science, engineering, and
technology.

While progress in science, engineering, and technology can benefit the
individual as well as society at large, it also has the power to be
detrimental. Modern technologies are capable of redefining identity,
the nature of social and political bonds, as well as plundering our
planet’s resources. In the 21st century, survival and sustainability
on all fronts require that we address the latest scientific and
technological trends with an open mind so as to increase public
awareness. We invite scholars from all disciplines to help us
articulate a broad range of inquiries, reflections, and investigations
into the interface between technology and the world at large.

Papers and panel suggestions will be arranged according to the following tracks:

PHILOSOPHICAL, POLITICAL, AND ETHICAL DIMENSIONS: topics focused on
how technology impacts the sense of being human; the environment;
political participation and democratic governance; sustainability;
power and global equality

TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL LIFE: topics dealing with questions such as:
does technology enable new/destroy old forms of social life;
advance/hinder gender equality; raise/diminish standards of living and
economic well-being; suggest/force human adaptations to technological
environments?

REPRESENTATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: the manifold interactions of art and
technology; aesthetic and artistic accounts of and reactions to the
destruction of old/creation of new technologies

TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION: topics focused on the broader interface
between technology and pedagogy; technology, education, and the
classroom

Please submit an abstract (approximately 500 words) by 25 May 2012 to
Dr. George Sochan (gsochan@bowiestate.edu) and state for which track
you are submitting your paper.  (Also, include basic biographical
information such as your affiliated institution and your position at
this institution.)

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