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Below you can find a list of forthcoming major events taking place at  the UBIAS network member Institutes. If UBIAS members would like to share information about an upcoming major event, please send an email with the title, date, venue, a short description of the event of a maximum of 80 words and a weblink to AIAS Communications Officer Lena Bering, lber@aias.au.dk.

CONFERENCE: INSIDE/OUT: A European Conference for the Humanities 2017

DATE: 5-7 april 2017

VENUE: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), UNIVERSITY of edinburgh, uK

ABSTRACT

The Conference aims to probe some of the most pressing issues facing the humanities as academic disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. To do this we will place the motif of inside/OUT at the centre of our enquiries. Using this theme, we hope to show that humanities disciplines are not passive observers of the social and economic lifeworld, but are themselves transformative and disruptive—in productive ways.

Conference: Metric Culture: The Quantified Self and Beyond

Date: 7-9 June 2017

VENUE: AARHUS INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES (AIAS), AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK

ABSTRACT

Recent years have witnessed an intensive growth of systems of measurement and an increasing integration of data processes into various spheres of everyday life, so much so that it can be argued that we are now living in a ‘metric culture’. This two-day international conference brings together relevant scholars who are engaged in the study of practices of self-tracking and related technologies to critically reflect on the way metric culture is unfolding within and affecting the various spheres of our everyday life.

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