Two interesting Call for submissions:
Call for submissions: Med-e-Tel presentation proposals & ‘Women in eHealth’
CFP – Med-e-Tel 2017:
Join us at Med-e-Tel 2017 (5-7 April 2017) – 15th edition – and actively participate in the educational and information program of seminars, workshops, demonstrations and interactive panel discussions on eHealth, Telemedicine and ICT applications in medicine, health and social care. Med-e-Tel is the official event of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (www.isfteh.org), the international federation of national associations who represent their country’s Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders.
Call for submissions for a special theme issue ‘Women in eHealth’ 2017
The JISfTeH (Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth) will again publish a special issue on the global vision of women’s engagement in Telemedicine and eHealth, the specific factors of influence, and sets of patterns in related areas.
New book from Marie Hicks
Programmed Inequality : How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing
Women used to be present in computer work in higher percentages than they are today. Ever wonder what happened? Turns out that the story of gender and the progress of computing are a lot more tightly linked than we once thought…
In Programmed Inequality, Marie Hicks explores the story of labor feminization and gendered technocracy that undercut British efforts to computerize. That failure sprang from the government’s systematic neglect of its largest trained technical workforce–simply because they were women. Women were a hidden engine of growth in high technology from World War II to the 1960s. As computing experienced a gender flip, becoming male-identified in the 1960s and 1970s, labor problems grew into structural ones and gender discrimination caused the nation’s largest computer user—the civil service and sprawling public sector—to make decisions that were disastrous for the British computer industry and the nation as a whole.
Looking forward to the book will be published in January 2017!
The best news this last week is that we – that is me and colleagues at Western Norway Research Institute, will be part of one of two new Nordic Centres of Excellence!
Our NCoE has this long title:
Beyond the Gender Paradox: Women’s Careers in Technology-driven Research and Innovation in and outside of Academe
Professor Gabriele Griffin from Uppsala University is project leader, Tampere University is a partner, led by Hanna Ylostalo, and I will lead Western Norway Research Institute’s work. Our NCoE will be financed with 20 mill NOK by Nordforsk over the next five years.
The other NCoE will be “Nordic Centre for Research on Gender Equality in Research and Innovation” (NORDICORE), with project leader Professor Mari Teigen, University of Oslo.
Congratulations to both NCoEs!
They will be announced at Gender Summit (GS9) in Brussel next month.
Best Practices for Conducting Risky Research and Protecting Yourself from Online Harassment
Researchers who investigate sensitive topics may face online harassment, social shaming, or other networked forms of abuse. In addition to potential impacts on the researcher’s reputation and mental health, fear of harassment may have a chilling effect on the type of research that is conducted and …
By Alice E. Marwick, Lindsay Blackwell and Katherine Lo
Source: Best Practices for Conducting Risky Research and Protecting Yourself from Online Harassment || Data & Society
In Toronto, Canada in July 28-30, 2017. Deadline for submissions between December and Januar – see link below
SUBMISSION WEBSITE The 2017 Social Media & Society Conference (#SMSociety) invites scholarly and original submissions that relate to the broad theme of Social Media & Society. We welcome both quantitative and qualitative work which crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of the current and future trends in social media … Continue Reading →
Source: Submission website