Deakin Science and Society Network – Newsletter – May 2018

Message from Convenor Emma Kowal

Welcome to the first new-look SSN newsletter. We plan to send monthly updates on the Network and let you know about events that might interest you at Deakin and beyond. In 2018, the Science and Society Network will bring you a series of events and projects, including the Interdisciplinary Project Incubator (launch coming soon). In the meantime, please send us any events or news you would like to share with the network.In this issue

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Let us welcome Dr. Richard Gillespie, newly appointed Honorary Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University.

Dr Richard Gillespie is an historian of science and technology and a historian of collections. For 25 years he was a curator and department head at Museums Victoria, leading teams in the development of three museums (Scienceworks, Immigration Museum and Melbourne Museum) and over 30 exhibitions. He has published extensively on the uses of science and expertise in the workplace, including articles on the history of occupational medicine and a book on social sciences in the workplace (Manufacturing Knowledge: A History of the Hawthorne Experiments, Cambridge, 1993). His recent research has included the scientific and cultural history of Australian astronomy, including a book on the Great Melbourne Telescope (Melbourne, 2011); the development and meanings of architectural models in the 18th and 19th centuries; and the impact of computing on research disciplines in science and engineering.

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Lucas Ihlein and collaborators Curated by Jasmin Stephens

Exploring how the promotional and collaborative aspects of print extend Lucas’ creativity and reach as an artist

The exhibition includes works by Lucas and by Ian Milliss, Big Fag Press, Louise Kate Anderson, Diego Bonetto and Mirra Whale, SquatSpace, Justin Hewitson, Kim Williams, Brogan Bunt, Nat Thomas, Kylie Wilkinson, Tom Nicholson, Trent Walter, Teo Treloar, Fiona MacDonald, Vernon Ah Kee, Marcus Westbury, John Demos and Artist as Family

11 April – 18 May 2018
Hours: Tues-Fri 10am – 4pm
Deakin University Art Gallery
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125

Contact: Jasmin Stephens 0437 782 720

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Planetarium Nights

On Friday nights the Melbourne Planetarium reawakens after hours for adults only with a stellar line-up of fulldome film screenings.

Journey through fluorescent coral reefs, marvel at the cosmos, dive into black holes and get ready for an alien invasion in the latest Melbourne Planetarium showcase of films on the dome.

There are two screenings a night. The 7.30pm session focuses on astronomy and also features What’s in the Sky Tonight (WITST), a presenter-led tour through the night sky. The 9pm session features a fulldome art film offering an immersive voyage into unseen worlds. So, whether you are into science or art, or both, we’ve got you covered.

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Book launch: “Posthuman Glossary” with Rosi Braidotti

The Deakin Science and Society Network is delighted to bring you a special event with Rosi Braidotti, Professor at Utrecht University. Professor Braidotti is known for her contributions to contemporary continental philosophy in general and gender theory in particular.

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Deakin Downtown (Level 12)
727 Collins Street Docklands, VIC 3008


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Top 5 program expands to give a voice to our brightest emerging minds in Science and Humanities – applications now

Are you a dynamic early career researcher with a flair and passion for communicating your work to a wider audience? The ABC has today opened applications for its popular media residency scheme, calling for emerging university scholars from across Australia to apply.

The nationwide callout for Top 5 is bigger than ever with two intakes in 2018. Building on the success of the Science program (now in its fourth year in partnership with UNSW), the ABC is expanding Top 5 to the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The new Humanities program is running in partnership with the University of Sydney.

Providing an in-house ideas incubator based at ABC RN, the program is designed to nurture the communication skills and media awareness of Australia’s most dynamic emerging thinkers to help them share their knowledge and expertise with content-hungry audiences seeking expert information and debate.

As ‘researchers in residence’, the Top 5 winners will spend two weeks at the ABC working alongside some of the country’s best journalists and broadcasters to train in the craft of radio and TV interviews, and develop content across ABC platforms.

Top 5 media residency programs in 2018:

Science: for PhD-qualified early career researchers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medical research (STEMM). The two-week media residency will be hosted by the ABC in July.

Humanities: forPhD-qualified early career researchers in humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS). New in 2018, the two-week media residency will be hosted by the ABC in September.

Key dates and FAQs:

Applications open: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Applications close: Wednesday 9 May 2018
Science media residency: 2–13 July 2018
Humanities media residency: 17–28 September 2018

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Hugh Gusterson: Drone Warfare and the New Military Humanism

The Deakin Science and Society Network is excited to host Hugh Gusterson, Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University for a talk and masterclass on Drone Warfare and the New Military Humanism.

Tue. 15 May 2018 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Deakin Downtown 727 Collins Street #tower 2 Melbourne, VIC 3008


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The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) 2018

The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) is a leading international conference in the areas of knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD). It provides an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all KDD related areas, including data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, databases, statistics, knowledge engineering, visualization, decision-making systems and the emerging applications.

The 2018 conference is hosted by Deakin researchers and will the help 3-6 June.

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Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Meeting in Sydney, 2018

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is being held at the Sydney International Convention Centre on 29 Aug – 1 Sep.

This international conference brings together humanities and social science scholars who study every aspect of science as a social, cultural and political phenomenon. The conference is being held in Australia for the first time and is organised by Emma Kowal (conference co-chair), Tim Neale (conference executive) and will feature many SSN members.

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Anthropocene Campus 2018

Australia’s first Anthropocene Campus will bring cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary thought to bear on ways for humanity to address the challenges facing the planet.

The first Anthropocene Campus in the southern hemisphere will be convened here in Melbourne. Anthropocene Campus Melbourne (ACM18) will include a keynote from acclaimed international scholar and polymath Professor Karen Barad, who will be visiting Deakin University for six weeks in August/September, supported by the Fulbright Commission.

The Anthropocene Campus Melbourne will be held 3-6 September 2018 and is being hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) and Deakin’s Science and Society Network.

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DOHaD ANZ Conference 2018

Deakin’s own A/Prof Jeff Craig is organising both:

1. the 2018 Development Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Australian and New Zealand conference to be held in Sydney on 19-20 July

2. the 2019 International DOHaD conference to be held in Melbourne on 20-23 October. Something for the calendar.