STS-MIGTEC is an independent network of scholars at the intersection of science and technology studies (STS) and critical migration, security and border studies. It seeks to bring researchers from different disciplines and around the world together and to initiate scientific exchange to produce synergies for relevant knowledge production. It is open to new members, including scholars and activists, and in particular migrants.

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Keynotes (online)

19.05.2022, 17:00 – 18:15 (CET)
Niovi Vavoula (Queen Mary University of London)
“The Changing Landscape of the Surveillance of Movement in the EU: A Fivefold Paradigm Shift
Moderation: Emellin Oliveira (NOVA School of Law)

20.05.2022, 16:15 – 18:00 (CET)
Rocco Bellanova (University of Amsterdam)
“Violence and Datafication”
Julien Jeandesboz (Universitá Libre de Bruxelles)
“Beyond ‘MigTec’: Social engineering, travelling blueprints and diplomacy”
Moderation: Lisa Borelli (HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Institute of Social Work)

Find more details here.
Please register until May 17 via email to: migtec.website@gmail.com with the subject “keynote speeches”.

The keynotes are part of the
STS-MIGTEC Writing-for-publication Workshop 2022. 
Encounters between Science and Technology Studies & Border and Migration Studies
Athens, May 19-21,  2022

Workshop discussants
Nina Amelung, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Olga Lafazani, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Silvan Pollozek, European University Viadrina, Germany

This Writing-for-publication workshop is organized by the STS MIGTEC network, with support from the RISK CHANGE research project (2021-2022), which is hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). The workshop aims at facilitating encounters between Critical Border & Migration Studies and the study of Technology from the perspectives of the humanities and the social sciences (especially Science and Technology Studies and related fields such as History of Technology).
We invite applications on technologies and infrastructures of migration and border regimes, among other things concerning:
● technopolitics, promises and imaginaries of big data, algorithms, and AI innovation and regulation
●  data practices, politics of expertise and the (un)making of knowledge
●  digitized and algorithmic forms of (counter)surveillance
●  racial and (post)colonial legacies
●  controversies and issues on data justice and accountability
●  socio-technical cultures of the mobile commons (autonomy of migration)
●  (the lack of) social service provision and citizenship
●  forms of and tensions in counter trafficking interventions
●  biopolitical modes of bordering and how they affect migrant subjects
The workshop aims at getting paper drafts ready for publication, and therefore invites interested participants who have work-in-progress writing projects to join to advance their work for final publication.

The workshop consists of a programme covering three days with sessions on paper drafts presented by participants in the morning, followed by afternoon lectures by prominent scholars in the field of STS, history of technology and border & migration studies. Participants will get feedback from experts in the field about their research contributions. Discussants will cover topics dedicated to themes around how to advance papers in the thematic areas of the workshop towards publication. Post-workshop versions of the participant papers will be published in a bilingual online and open access volume (English, with a translation into Greek, arranged by the organizers). A detailed program will be released soon.

Location and accomodation
There are no enrollment fees for participation in the workshop. Accommodation (3 nights) and all meals are covered by the organizers. The workshop will take place in Athens, Greece, however, in case of new pandemic restrictions, the workshop might be held online.

Organising Team
Aristotle Tympas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Lisa Marie Borrelli, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Institute of Social Work, Switzerland
Vasilis Argyriou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Olga Usachova, University of Padova, Italy
Mara Clemente, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Emellin de Oliveira, NOVA School of Law, Portugal
Nina Amelung, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Silvan Pollozek, European University Viadrina, Germany

For questions, please contact Vasilis Argyriou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece): V.Argyriou@phs.uoa.gr