[Air-L] Women and Technology Conference

Nasreen Rajani nasreen.rajani at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 08:29:16 PST 2014


Dear Colleagues,

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions for the Women and Technology Conference held at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON on April 16th has been extended. See below for more information.

Carleton University will be hosting the inaugural Women and Technology Conference for emerging scholars on April 16, 2014. Please see the below call for abstracts for submission guidelines and details. Visit our website for more information: http://womenandtechcu.wordpress.com/

Please distribute widely.

WTCCU Organizing Committee,
Nasreen Rajani, Alexandra Born, Matt Murdoch


The Women and Technology Conference is a meeting of Ontario scholars working in applied and technical fields, the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. This year’s meeting will take place in Ottawa, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, with all events being hosted at Carleton University.

The goal of the Women and Technology Conference is to highlight scholarship on women and technology by focusing on two broad topics:

1.     Women as producers and users of technology in applied and technical fields.

a.     Examples of disciplines represented within this topic include: engineering; architecture; industrial design; neuroscience; and the biological, chemical, physical, and computing sciences.

2.     The relationship(s) between women and technology.  This includes the role of women as both subjects and objects in knowledge/media production, as well as the impact of women on the relative success of emerging and established technologies.

a.     Examples of disciplines represented within this topic include: film and media studies; business; sociology; history; public policy; and women’s and gender studies.

One of the major goals of this conference is to help advance the work of Ontario scholars by creating an interdisciplinary space for dialogue on women and technology. To help ensure that these goals are achieved, you are encouraged to tailor your abstract and presentation to a well-educated audience without expertise in your field.

Submissions reporting on original scholarship and research are preferred. Presentations not meeting this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with preference given to those who have first-hand experience working at the nexus of women and technology.

To apply: please submit a 150-word abstract with 3 keywords/phrases for a 10-15 minute oral paper presentation to:womenandtechcu at carleton.ca.

Deadline: February 24, 2014 at 4:00pm EST

In your submission, please indicate if you require assistance with childcare. The conference organizers will provide subsidies for child care and associated costs (e.g., parking and transportation).

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