Why are there so few women who choose ICT education in Norway? And how can we change this? One strategy is to start early to include girls in ICT and programming classes. Together with Eid vidaregåande we have received funding from the Norwegian Research Council to work with this challenge. Our project is tied to a national pilot for programming in secondary schools, and our goal is to create inclusive programming education where everybody, also girls, can feel that they belong. We collaborate with schools on all levels at Eid, as well as ICT experts from public and private sector and research institutions, and of course the pupils, to create an inclusive environment for programming. Our goal is to reflect how programming and ICT are both relevant and important in many different contexts, and also to present a large variety of ICT experts or “role models” in all kinds and shapes, illustrating that anybody can programme.
Here we are signing the collaboration agreement, the three headmasters and myself.
CFP for the 13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference: “This Changes Everything”, to be held in Poznan, Poland, 19th-21st September 2018
Conference Chairs: David Kreps, Kai Kimppa, Louise Leenen, Charles Ess
Gender is of course a relevant topic in general for a conference like this, but there is also a track on “Gender in ICT” (Track chairs: Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg and Johanna Sefyrin), connected to the (sleeping) working group (WG9.8) on Gender, Diversity and ICT.
Send your full paper before January 15, and perhaps we can revive the sleeping WG9.8 together 🙂
This conference will also be part of the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress!
Source: Call For Papers – HCC13: This Changes Everything
The Second Nordic Challenges Conference: Narratives of uniformity and diversity (#CENS2018)
Carol Azungi Dralega and me had our #Nordwit abstract for CENS2018 accepted:
Women’s career trajectory in technology-driven R&I in rural communities
Come and listen to us at the conference in Helsinki 7-9 March 2018
Gothenburg, Sweden – 24 – 26 April 2018:
Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: the Future of Co-Created eHealth
CFP – deadeline 01-11-2017!
MIE2018’s chosen focus is “Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: the Future of Co-Created eHealth”, pointing to the broad range of topics in digitising health care, citizen participation, professional challenges meeting health information technology, data science, population health informatics, learning health systems, connected health and changing health systems.
Source: Call for Submissions – Mie 2018
Fjordantologien 2017 is out, and I’m involved in two chapters – all open access!
Kapittel 4: Mediebruk, samfunnsengasjement og sosial kapital i en digital æra: På jakt etter minoritetskvinner sine stemmer
Abstract: This chapter draws from a project studying non-western immigrant women and their use of media related to social engagement. The authors explore social capital, including the digital, analysed through two women’s life biographies, community involvement and media use. Engaged in different arenas they illustrate different manifestations of social capital, one of them shows a high degree of digital social capital, while the other deploys alternative media.
Kapittel 9: Om teknologien som ikke fikk være teknologi – diskurser om velferdsteknologi
Abstract: Inspired by Foucault, we explore meaning created by the health authorities’ policy documents on welfare technology. We explore the meaning construction of a «technology-reducing» claim stating that «welfare technology is not about technology, but about human beings». The scientific essay illustrates how this and similar claims have gained widespread acceptance and discusses some of the effects this type of policy statements has for the users of welfare technology.
HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, November 2-4, 2017
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Submissions Deadline: April 7, 2017
Read more on Hastac’s website: CFP
The conference asks for creative formats, but “no reading papers!”
We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following categories:
5-8 minute “soapbox” talks
roundtables (be creative with your format — no reading papers!)
digital and/or print posters
maker sessions or workshops
Media arts (new media, games, and electronic literature)
CFP for Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics in Kristiansand, 29-30 August 2017
Deadeline for submission May 10
Interesting CFP for a conference at King’s College London to be held at May 6th 2017:
The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?
This international conference aims at exploring the digital everyday, understood as the transformation of everyday life practices brought about by digital technology. From how we buy, walk around, get a cab, love, break up, go to bed, meet new people and sexual partners to the way we rate services, turn on the fridge, exercise, eat, use social media and apps, Big Data is reshaping some of the most basic activities in our lives.
The conference will explore these digitally enabled transformations by looking at …
Read more on the KCL webpage: King’s College London – The Digital Everyday: Conference and call for papers
Deadeline for abstracts 31 January
Interesting topic for next year’s AoIR conference: “networked or digital publics” and their “role in re-constituting the public sphere”.
Workshops: 18 October 2017
Main Conference: 19-21 October 2017
University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 March 2017
AoIR 2017 is the 18th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, a transdisciplinary gathering of scholars interested in the place of networked technologies in social processes.
Read more on the AoIR website: Call for Proposals – AoIR
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
Carol Frieze (left) and Jeria Quesenberry – Photo www.cmu.edu
Fewer women than men pursue computer science, but correcting that imbalance won’t be accomplished via quick fixes or by making coursework less strenuous. Rather, the culture of computer science departments must change, as outlined in a new book, “Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon University.”
Source: Increasing Number of Women in Computing Hinges on Changes in Culture, Not Curriculum