Studying Science and Technology in Latin America: Beyond Imported Magic

August 24-25, 2012
Indiana University, Bloomington


The workshop will take place August 24-25, 2012 on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington.

Friday: Public Lectures from the Luminaries
Indiana Memorial Union, Dogwood Room

10:00–11:00 a.m. Ivan da Costa Marques "Ontological Politics and Latin American Local Knowledges" [abstract]
11:00–11:15 a.m. Discussion
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Julia Rodriguez "Study the Skulls and Bones: Latin America as a Site of Inquiry into the Origins of Humanity" [abstract]
12:15–12:30 p.m. Discussion
12:20–2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00–3:00 p.m. Dominique Vinck "Adaptation and Local Innovation: Connecting Innovation Concepts to Science and Technology Policies" [abstract] This talk has been canceled
3:00–3:15 p.m. Discussion
3:15–4:15 p.m. David Hess "The New Developmentalism: Brazil, the U.S., and Green Transitions" [abstract]
4:15–4:30 p.m. Discussion
4:30–5:30 p.m. Lightning talks by invited participants (3-4 minutes per participant on the highlights of his/her paper)
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Saturday: Closed Workshop
School of Informatics and Computing, Room 150

9:00–9:30 a.m. Introductory remarks
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Break-out groups
12:30–2:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30–4:30 p.m. Break-out groups
4:30–5:30 p.m. All participants reconvene to share highlights of the day’s discussions (e.g., common themes, writing challenges, new ideas)
7:00 p.m. Dinner