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Lucas Richert Brown Bag | Jan 30

Contested Cannabis: Perspectives on (Medical) Marijuana from the Past & Present

Join the Holtz Center for our first STS brown bag of the semester.

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Science and technology studies (STS) is a growing field of study that seeks to understand how science and technology shape human lives and livelihoods and how society and culture, in turn, shape the development of science and technology.

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In the 1990s, Bob and Jean Holtz made an initial commitment that created the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies at UW-Madison.

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January 2020

Contested Cannabis: Perspectives on (Medical) Marijuana from the Past & Present

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lucas Richert Brown Bag Contested Cannabis: Perspectives on (Medical) Marijuana from the Past & Present Cannabis has become hotly contested in the United States and beyond. With this lunch time talk, Richert aims to assess…

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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February 2020

Abundance

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Abundance Visiting Lecturer: Pablo Boczkowski, Northwestern University In this talk, Boczkowski will present findings from his current book project, Abundance: On the experience of living in a world of information plenty. Drawing upon 158 interviews…

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Ethnography of Cannabis Marketing on Social Media

February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Ethnography of Cannabis Marketing on Social Media Brown Bag with Lauren Kelly, Project Assistant, UW Population Health Institute & Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team and Marina Jenkins, Project Assistant, Social Media and Adolescent Health…

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Holtz Center Annual Meeting & Reception

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Steenbock’s on Orchard, 330 North Orchard Street
Madison, WI
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Holtz Center members should please consider joining us for the Holtz Center’s annual meeting and reception. Appetizers and soft drinks will be served, cash bar.

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Deadline: Top-Up Fellowships for Recruiting New Graduate Students

February 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Holtz Center announces its 2020 competition for top-up fellowships for admitted graduate students. The fellowships are designed to help recruit graduate students who plan to work on topics in science and technology studies, construed…

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Epistemic laundering: a typology of transformations.

February 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Epistemic laundering: a typology of transformations. Brown Bag with Nicole Nelson and Sergio Sismondo Thursday, February 20, 12:30-1:30 pm, Location TBA  

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Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology Conference

February 27 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology Conference February 27-28, 2020 Conference The title of our conference is “Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology”…

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Planning for a Future with Autonomous Vehicles

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Planning for a Future with Autonomous Vehicles Brown Bag with Asli Gocmen, Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies Abstract and related readings coming soon.

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Deadline for Submissions: EASST and 4s Joint Meeting

February 29 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline for Submissions: EASST and 4s Joint Meeting Submissions close February 29, 2020 Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-21, 2020  Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds The general call for…

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