events

Recent events have focused on Knowledge Infrastructures for Sustainability, the Data Research Centre and on interdisciplinarity. I am also involved in the board of Studium Generale Groningen and of Studium Generale Leeuwarden.

Presentation at Symposium on Digital Citizenship

On 16 September, over 75 experts from all over the Netherlands gathered at the Beurs in Leeuwarden for this event co-organised by Campus Fryslân and Fers. It was the occasion to launch a number of pilot projects that will be pursued at different institutions and to share insights from art with Dries Depoorter and journalism with Robert van der Noordaa, while I shared insights from our work at the Data Rsearch Center. 

Gemma Frisius Lecture

On 7 September 2021, I will deliver the 4th Gemma Frisisu Lecture at the opening of the academic year of Campus Fryslan, University of Groningen. The title is Learning in the Anthropocene. The full programme can be found on the CF website.

Recent events have focused on Knowledge Infrastructures for Sustainability, the Data Research Centre and on interdisciplinarity. I am also involved in the board of Studium Generale Groningen and of Studium Generale Leeuwarden.

  • video of the lecture in the Grote of Jacobijnerkerk

Conference presentations at 4S Toronto-Virtual

In October 2021, I will participate in the conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science and act as co-presenter for three contributions. The 4S Conference is entitled ‘Good Relations: Practices and Methods in Unequal and Uncertain Worlds’, Virtual Toronto, 6-9 October 2021.

  • Stevens, Marthe and Anne Beaulieu Relating To Epistemic Responsibility: The Machine Learning Entanglements Of Ten Mental Healthcare Organizations
  • Beaulieu, Anne, Selen Eren STS Contributions to Better Knowledge Infrastructures for Sustainability
  • Eren, Selen & Anne Beaulieu Epistemic value of (mis)alignments between tracking devices, birds and ecologists
  • 4S meeting website

Conference presentation at NOST 2021

On 20 May 2021, Selen Eren presented our joint paper Epistemic value of care(less) practices: From birds in the hand to data in the bank at the Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference 2021: STS AND THE FUTURE AS A MATTER OF COLLECTIVE CONCERN, Copenhagen Business School, May 20-21, 2021.


PhD defense Esther van der Waal

On 26 March 2021, the PhD defense of the dissertation Local energy innovators. Collective experimentation for energy transition will be held at the University of Groningen. Supervisors are Henny van der Windt, Rien Herber, Ellen Oost, and Anne Beaulieu.


Data and the Public Order: from descriptive to prescriptive practices

Symposium  hosted by the Data Research Centre, Campus Fryslân and NHL Stenden. This event gathers decision-makers, experts, professionals and academics to work towards solutions to make use of data.


Knowledge Infrastructures for Conservation
as Matter of Care, Anne Beaulieu

Presentation in the session Modes of Futuring between Care and Control: Engaging with the Conservation of Endangered More-Than-Human Life, organised bSlide1yFranziska Dahlmeier, Hamburg University; Franziska von Verschuer, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main; Markus Rudolfi, Institute for Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, at EASST/4S, August 2020.

Abstract: In this presentation, I address how conservation intersects with data about migratory animal populations, their habitats, and climate, as a matter of care. The cases used are global flyways for waders, which involve complex assemblages of diverse data at widely different scales, ranging from satellite and sensor data, to fieldwork pursued by biologists, to birdwatching reports.

In STS, critical data studies and information technology studies, care is often defined in contrast to control (Lyon 2007) and data (Pigg, Erikson, and Inglis 2018). The need to care for data is also an important line of work (Baker and Karasti 2018). Building on this scholarship, the presentation will explore whether infrastructures can be designed, built and used to help us see the world through care and  “accentuate a sense of interdependency and involvement (Bellacasa 2017)(17)”. This would mean entwining ethical obligations into these tools for knowledge, in order to support the work, affect and politics of care, and ensure “the everyday continuation and maintenance of life (Bellacasa 2017)(22)”. I will open up a dialogue between this line of work and Jasanoff’s technologies of humility (Jasanoff 2003) and Tsing’s notions of friction and survival (A. Tsing 2015)(A. Tsing 2005).


Indicating interdisciplinarity in AI

Workshop hosted by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), University of Warwick in collaboration with the Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, funded by The Alan Turing Institute 6 February 2020.


Better knowledge through interdisciplinarity and/or big data?

Invited Presentation, Pufendorf Institute, Lund University, 3 May 2018


Wetenschapscollege Duurzaam Ondernemen

Lecture on sustainable technology, Campus Fryslân, 17 March 2020


Interdisciplinary Data Science: Experiences and ambitions at the DRC

Opening Lecture, Data Federation Hub Meet Up at Data Research Center, Campus Fryslân, 17 October 2019


Indicating interdisciplinarity in AI

Workshop hosted by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), University of Warwick in collaboration with the Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, funded by The Alan Turing Institute 6 February 2020.


Conference presentations at 4S Toronto-Virtual

In October 2021, I will participate in the conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science and act as co-presenter for three contributions. The 4S Conference is entitled ‘Good Relations: Practices and Methods in Unequal and Uncertain Worlds’, Virtual Toronto, 6-9 October 2021.

  • Stevens, Marthe and Anne Beaulieu Relating To Epistemic Responsibility: The Machine Learning Entanglements Of Ten Mental Healthcare Organizations
  • Beaulieu, Anne, Selen Eren STS Contributions to Better Knowledge Infrastructures for Sustainability
  • Eren, Selen & Anne Beaulieu Epistemic value of (mis)alignments between tracking devices, birds and ecologists
  • 4S meeting website

Conference presentation at NOST 2021

On 20 May 2021, Selen Eren presented our joint paper Epistemic value of care(less) practices: From birds in the hand to data in the bank at the Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference 2021: STS AND THE FUTURE AS A MATTER OF COLLECTIVE CONCERN, Copenhagen Business School, May 20-21, 2021.


PhD defense Esther van der Waal

On 26 March 2021, the PhD defense of the dissertation Local energy innovators. Collective experimentation for energy transition will be held at the University of Groningen. Supervisors are Henny van der Windt, Rien Herber, Ellen Oost, and Anne Beaulieu.


Data and the Public Order: from descriptive to prescriptive practices

Symposium  hosted by the Data Research Centre, Campus Fryslân and NHL Stenden. This event gathers decision-makers, experts, professionals and academics to work towards solutions to make use of data.


Knowledge Infrastructures for Conservation
as Matter of Care, Anne Beaulieu

Presentation in the session Modes of Futuring between Care and Control: Engaging with the Conservation of Endangered More-Than-Human Life, organised bSlide1yFranziska Dahlmeier, Hamburg University; Franziska von Verschuer, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main; Markus Rudolfi, Institute for Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, at EASST/4S, August 2020.

Abstract: In this presentation, I address how conservation intersects with data about migratory animal populations, their habitats, and climate, as a matter of care. The cases used are global flyways for waders, which involve complex assemblages of diverse data at widely different scales, ranging from satellite and sensor data, to fieldwork pursued by biologists, to birdwatching reports.

In STS, critical data studies and information technology studies, care is often defined in contrast to control (Lyon 2007) and data (Pigg, Erikson, and Inglis 2018). The need to care for data is also an important line of work (Baker and Karasti 2018). Building on this scholarship, the presentation will explore whether infrastructures can be designed, built and used to help us see the world through care and  “accentuate a sense of interdependency and involvement (Bellacasa 2017)(17)”. This would mean entwining ethical obligations into these tools for knowledge, in order to support the work, affect and politics of care, and ensure “the everyday continuation and maintenance of life (Bellacasa 2017)(22)”. I will open up a dialogue between this line of work and Jasanoff’s technologies of humility (Jasanoff 2003) and Tsing’s notions of friction and survival (A. Tsing 2015)(A. Tsing 2005).


Indicating interdisciplinarity in AI

Workshop hosted by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), University of Warwick in collaboration with the Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, funded by The Alan Turing Institute 6 February 2020.


Better knowledge through interdisciplinarity and/or big data?

Invited Presentation, Pufendorf Institute, Lund University, 3 May 2018


Wetenschapscollege Duurzaam Ondernemen

Lecture on sustainable technology, Campus Fryslân, 17 March 2020


Interdisciplinary Data Science: Experiences and ambitions at the DRC

Opening Lecture, Data Federation Hub Meet Up at Data Research Center, Campus Fryslân, 17 October 2019


Indicating interdisciplinarity in AI

Workshop hosted by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), University of Warwick in collaboration with the Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, funded by The Alan Turing Institute 6 February 2020.


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