Events

Organization of conferences/ workshops/ reading and working circles

01/21/2020 Workshop: „Technology and the Body: Care, Empowerment and the Fluidity of Bodies“, Orient-Institut Istanbul

01/14-16/2020 STS TURKEY Science, Technology and Society Winter School 2020 (as co-organizer), METU Design Factory, Ankara. Supporters: Bilkent Üniversitesi, ODTÜ Tasarım Fabrikası.

12/04/2019-03/04/2020 Lecture Series: „Human, Medicine and Society: Past, Present and Future Encounters“ program / „İnsan, Tıp ve Toplum: Geçmiş, Bugün ve Gelecek Buluşmaları”, Orient-Institut Istanbul

09/11/2019 Panel: “Türkiye’de Biyotıp ve Teknoloji Alanındaki Gelişmeler, Dönüşümler ve Yeni Düzenlemeler”, with Gülşah Başkavak, STS TURKEY 2019 conference 10-12 September 2019, Istanbul Technical University

09/10/2019 Exhibition Cyborg Encounters (as advisor), contributors: Ayşe Melis Okay, Beyza Dilem Toptal, Burak Kaynar, Burak Taşdizen, Umut Özöver, Öykü Sorgun, Pelin Günay, STS TURKEY 2019 conference 10-12 September 2019, Istanbul Technical University

09/10-12/2019: Co-Organization of the STS TURKEY 2019 conference, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), hosted by ITU Master Program and the Department of Science, Technology and Society and the Department of Human and Society Sciences (ITU).

01/24-26/2019: Co-Organization of the STS TURKEY “Science, Technology and Society” Winter School, organized by STS TURKEY coordinators, supported by Orient-Institut Istanbul (Turkey)

12/10/2018: Workshop “Making Sense of the Studies of Science, Technology and Society in Turkey: Theories, Experiences and Cases” (orig. Bilim, Teknoloji ve Toplum Çalışmalarını Türkiye’den Anlamlandırmak İçin Bir Adım: Teoriler, deneyimler ve vakalar), Scientific Advisor, Galatasaray University in cooperation with STS TURKEY (Istanbul, Turkey)

11/27/2018: Co-Organization & one of the table hosts of the “WorldCafé: Quo vadis Human, Transhuman, Posthuman? Different Views on Different Dimensions” (orig. Quo vadis Human, Transhuman, Posthuman? Farklı boyutlara, farklı bakışlar), STS TURKEY with Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy and Applied Ethics (Ankara, Turkey)

9/21/2018: Organization & Chair of the panel “Science and Technology on the Silk Road: Past and Present Practices, Future Perspectives in Turkey” (main organizer, together with Arsev Aydınoğlu and Harun Kaygan, Middle East Technical University, Ankara and Cansu Guner-Birdal, Technical University of Munich), Turkologentag 2018: 3rd European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman & Turkish Studies (Bamberg, Germany)

9/10-11/2018: Co-Organization of the first STS Turkey Conference “STS TURKEY 2018 Science and Technology Studies for Society Conference,” Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, jointly organized by METU Science and Technology Policy Studies and METU Industrial Design, supported by Orient Institute Istanbul (Turkey)

7/26/2018: Organization & Chair of the panel “Colliding theories, cultures, and futures. STS view(s) beyond the horizon. Or: STS diaspora” (main organizer, together with Arsev Aydınoğlu and Harun Kaygan, Middle East Technical University, Ankara and Cansu Guner-Birdal, Technical University of Munich), EASST 2018 conference “Meetings – Making Science, Technology and Society together” (Lancaster, UK)

10/4/2017: Organization & moderation of the lectures “Human Enhancement: The Social Consequences of Human Manipulation” (with German-Turkish simultaneous translation), Orient Institute Istanbul (Turkey)

  • Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald, (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, KIT-ITAS):  Human Enhancement – an attack on the Human Nature?
  • Prof. Dr. Hakan Hakeri, (Istanbul Medeniyet University, Law Faculty): Human Enhancement – Legal discussions in Turkey
  • Discussant: Dr. Melike Şahinol

10/3-4/2017: Organization of the “STS TURKEY founding meeting

Winter term 16/17: Organization & Chair of the lecture series: “Designing Nature, Upgrading Human Life? Reflections on how Medicine, Science and Technology Transform our Lives,” Orient Institute Istanbul (Turkey)

6/17-18/2016: Organization, Chair & moderation of the international conference: “Upgrades of Nature, Future Bodies: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives (main organizer, together with ITAS-KIT), Orient Institute Istanbul (Turkey)

Winter term 13/14- winter term 14/15:  STS-working circle RUSTS (co-founder, with Prof. Dr. Estrid Sørensen, Mercator Research Group 2 “Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge: Production and Transfer,” Ruhr-University of Bochum)

Winter term 11/12- summer term 13: STS-reading circle (founder) University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute of Sociology

Summer term 12- summer term 13: Methodology Lab “Qualitative Sozialforschung” (founder), University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty for Social Sciences

7/30-8/31/2009: Organization of the international conference: “Human Nature and Self Design”  (with other fellows of the DFG-postgraduate program on bioethics), Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities

Winter term 06/07: Organization of the lecture series: MENSCH_MASCHINE@SOZIALES_TECHNISCHES. Über robuste Werkzeuge, hybride Systeme und kulturelle Technologien,” for Visiting Prof. Dr. Jutta Weber, University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

6/4-8/2007: Organization of the interdisciplinary summer school: Interdisziplinarität lernen: Autonome Roboter, Techniktheorie & der eigene Tellerrand,” for Visiting Prof. Dr. Jutta Weber, University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies