Call for Papers

EASST-Conference

18. - 21. August 2020, Prague

Panel: Environmentalities of Health Security

Discourses of Global Health Security are saturated with buzzwords like “holism”, “comprehensive approaches”, or “systems thinking”, and increasingly push concepts that make a strong case about the ecological and environmental aspects of health, like “Planetary Health” or “One Health”. 

Concerns about the circulation of antibiotics through sewage systems and soils, the proliferation of vector populations due to rising temperatures, or the conveyance of “invasive species” through logistical infrastructures are just some cases that point to what we observe as a rearticulation of health threats in environmental terms.

In our panel we would firstly like to deepen the understanding of such a (re-)actualized environmental orientation, and secondly do so by investigating how it corresponds with transformations of the security apparatus designed to tackle health crises. We suggest focusing on the governmental, technical and scientific means that address disease emergencies as a matter of ecology.

Correspondingly, we invite papers to address the following questions:

  • How do techno-political devices and legal protocols transcribe the changing spatio-temporal constitution of disease into an administrative topology?
  • What calculative machineries, such as seemingly trivial paperwork technologies, sensing devices or computer simulations draw together epidemic environments and enact ecological concerns for health security?
  • What techno-scientific interventions, from outbreak research on vaccines, over epidemiological sentinel systems to microbial engineering, are put to the field?

Using these questions for investigating a broad range of phenomena, we hope to clarify whether and how contemporary apparatuses of health security intertwine with an ecosystem view on disease.

All panels: https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/accepted-open-panels-all-abstracts/

Contacts of organizers:

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Call for Papers

EASST-Konferenz

18. - 21. August 2020, Prague

Panel: Environmentalities of Health Security

Discourses of Global Health Security are saturated with buzzwords like “holism”, “comprehensive approaches”, or “systems thinking”, and increasingly push concepts that make a strong case about the ecological and environmental aspects of health, like “Planetary Health” or “One Health”. 

Concerns about the circulation of antibiotics through sewage systems and soils, the proliferation of vector populations due to rising temperatures, or the conveyance of “invasive species” through logistical infrastructures are just some cases that point to what we observe as a rearticulation of health threats in environmental terms.

In our panel we would firstly like to deepen the understanding of such a (re-)actualized environmental orientation, and secondly do so by investigating how it corresponds with transformations of the security apparatus designed to tackle health crises. We suggest focusing on the governmental, technical and scientific means that address disease emergencies as a matter of ecology.

Correspondingly, we invite papers to address the following questions:

  • How do techno-political devices and legal protocols transcribe the changing spatio-temporal constitution of disease into an administrative topology?
  • What calculative machineries, such as seemingly trivial paperwork technologies, sensing devices or computer simulations draw together epidemic environments and enact ecological concerns for health security?
  • What techno-scientific interventions, from outbreak research on vaccines, over epidemiological sentinel systems to microbial engineering, are put to the field?

Using these questions for investigating a broad range of phenomena, we hope to clarify whether and how contemporary apparatuses of health security intertwine with an ecosystem view on disease.

All panels: https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/accepted-open-panels-all-abstracts/

Contacts of organizers:

Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

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Universität Gießen aus Sicherheitsgründen offline

Wegen Verdachts auf Cyber-Angriff wird Strafanzeige gestellt


Die Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen hat nach einem schwerwiegenden IT-Sicherheitsvorfall ihre Server aus Sicherheitsgründen heruntergefahren. Seit Sonntagmittag ist die Universität offline; Internet, E-Mail-Systeme und interne Netzwerke sind nicht nutzbar. Wegen des Verdachts auf einen Cyber-Angriff wird die JLU Strafanzeige stellen. Zur genauen Ursache der IT-Probleme können - auch mit Blick auf die laufenden Ermittlungen - derzeit keine Angaben gemacht werden.

Die JLU hat einen Krisenstab unter der Leitung des Präsidenten eingerichtet und wird fortlaufend informieren, wann welche Komponenten wieder in Betrieb genommen werden. Der Krisenstab ist in Kontakt mit den zuständigen Landesbehörden wie dem Wissenschafts- und dem Innenministerium. Aktuell sind keine Informationen zur Dauer des Serverausfalls möglich. Unter Einbeziehung externer IT-Experten - unter anderem des Darmstädter Forschungszentrums für Cybersicherheit Athene - wird die JLU in den nächsten Tagen das Ausmaß des Schadens klären.

Unter der Webadresse www.uni-giessen.de ist seit dem Nachmittag des 9. Dezember 2019 eine temporäre Ersatz-Webseite mit aktuellen Informationen geschaltet. Für Rückfragen von Nutzerinnen und Nutzern steht von 7.30 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr unter der Nummer 0641 99-10500 eine Hotline zur Verfügung stehen.

Insbesondere im Verwaltungsnetz der JLU sind die Rechner-Arbeitsplätze derzeit nicht nutzbar. Die JLU wird daher intern entscheiden, welche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter in der aktuellen Situation welche Aufgaben übernehmen können. Der Lehr- und Forschungsbetrieb wird planmäßig fortgeführt.

 

 

University of Giessen offline for security reasons

Charges being pressed for suspected cyber attack


After a serious IT security problem, Justus Liebig University Giessen has shut down its servers for security reasons. The university has been offline since Sunday afternoon; internet, email systems and internal networks are not in use. JLU is pressing charges on suspicion of a cyber attack. Currently, it is not possible to state the exact cause of the IT problems, also on account of the ongoing inquiry.

JLU has set up a crisis management committee headed by the president and will continually provide information about which components may be reactivated. The crisis management committee is in constant contact with the authorities in Hesse, the Hessen State Ministry of the Interior and the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts. Currently it is not possible to gauge how long the servers will be out of action. External IT experts, including the Research Centre for Cyber Security, Athene, in Darmstadt, are assisting JLU in establishing the extent of the damage in the next few days.

On the afternoon of 9 December 2019, a temporary substitute website under www.uni-giessen.de will be released with updates on the situation. Users may call the hotline at 0641 99-10500 from 7:30 am to 6 pm.

The computer workplaces particularly in the administration network are not available at the moment. JLU will decide internally which members of staff will take over which duties in the current situation. Teaching and research will continue according to schedule.


 

 

Call for Papers

Workshop "Security and Difference in Historical Perspective"

4-5 June 2020, Justus Liebig University, Giessen

Security discourses and security-related practices are contingent on the distinction between "secure" and "insecure". They inevitably create difference(s) and boundaries, the ignorance or transgression of which is usually associated with uncertainty/insecurity. Conversely, social group-building processes and perceptions of difference often trigger processes of securitization. Security and difference are therefore co-constitutive. The tensions through which security discourses and practices unfold bear on difference(s). 

Surprisingly, Critical Security Studies has hardly ever addressed the interrelation between security and difference. Only recent debates in postcolonial and feminist studies have highlighted the relevance of gender, race, class, age, and religion for security research. According to these critics, current security research seems trapped in hegemonic assumptions, making it impossible to consider subaltern speaker positions or to examine such security concerns, which are not articulable in the context of difference-based power relations. This critique opens up new intersectional perspectives that take the interweaving as well as traversing of categories of difference, phenomena of transition, and border crossing into account. What explains the present lack of intersectional critique in security research? Does the research agenda of Security Studies, that is often dependent on binary structures of difference(s), simply not allow for considerations of intersectionality? What limitations but, equally, what opportunities might this 'engender' for historically-interested security research? 

Endeavoring to explore these questions, the workshop will focus on the connection between security discourses as well as practices and the formation, negotiation, and fixation of difference(s). In particular, it will investigate which categories of difference were or are considered relevant in the context of security discourse/practice, and to what extent security practices were or are oriented towards heuristics and corresponding routines for the production, preservation, or even questioning of difference. 

We invite researchers to submit an abstract. The following questions and aspects should serve as a guideline, but do not exclude further questions and ideas.

  • How were security measures justified with reference to difference(s)? Conversely, how have difference(s) and boundaries been justified with reference to security?
  • Who constructed or reproduced difference(s) in the sake of security? From what position of power did this happen and by what means?
  • Which categories of difference were prioritized? How have differences been related or hierarchized?
  • To what extent and how do intersectional constellations exactly complicate security discourses and measures? Do they make them impossible? Up to what point can a security measure be intersectionally applied or reflected at all? Which blind spots can the historical perspective reveal within critical security research?
  • What techniques, media, forms, and semantics were used in the negotiation of security and difference? 
  • What is the historical connection between security and social group formation (in-group vs. out-group)? In which historical constellations did security practices and rhetoric lead to a leveling or confirmation of difference (e.g. semantics of truce/"United we stand, divided we fall!" vs. "Us against them!")?
    • drawing borders (inside/outside)
    • internal differentiation qua worthiness of protection ("women and children first"), security-related distribution of tasks and hierarchies inscribed therein
    • securitization of the other ("othering")
    • "strategic essentialism" (G. Spivak)
  • Which everyday security practices had a differentiating effect (e.g. racial profiling, gender-specific dress codes, spatial planning und use of space)? Which acts of contravention, i.e. disregarding differences and crossing borders, become tangible in the sources?
  • Does the focus on security and difference ask for a specific form of critique towards historical sources? Does it draw attention to specific problems inherent in the sources? If so, which ones?
    • source selection, questioning, and criticism 
    • inexistence or lack of accessibility of sources 
    • mediality, materiality, form, and rhetoric  

 

We kindly ask you to submit proposals for about 20-minute presentations (title and exposé) until 15 January 2020 to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

 

Organized by the concept group "Difference and Intersectionality". 

Contact: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Ruby, Institute of Art History, University of Giessen,
Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

 

 

Call for Papers

EASST-Conference

18. - 21. August 2020, Prague

Panel: Environmentalities of Health Security

Discourses of Global Health Security are saturated with buzzwords like “holism”, “comprehensive approaches”, or “systems thinking”, and increasingly push concepts that make a strong case about the ecological and environmental aspects of health, like “Planetary Health” or “One Health”. 

Concerns about the circulation of antibiotics through sewage systems and soils, the proliferation of vector populations due to rising temperatures, or the conveyance of “invasive species” through logistical infrastructures are just some cases that point to what we observe as a rearticulation of health threats in environmental terms.

In our panel we would firstly like to deepen the understanding of such a (re-)actualized environmental orientation, and secondly do so by investigating how it corresponds with transformations of the security apparatus designed to tackle health crises. We suggest focusing on the governmental, technical and scientific means that address disease emergencies as a matter of ecology.

Correspondingly, we invite papers to address the following questions:

  • How do techno-political devices and legal protocols transcribe the changing spatio-temporal constitution of disease into an administrative topology?
  • What calculative machineries, such as seemingly trivial paperwork technologies, sensing devices or computer simulations draw together epidemic environments and enact ecological concerns for health security?
  • What techno-scientific interventions, from outbreak research on vaccines, over epidemiological sentinel systems to microbial engineering, are put to the field?

Using these questions for investigating a broad range of phenomena, we hope to clarify whether and how contemporary apparatuses of health security intertwine with an ecosystem view on disease.

All panels: https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/accepted-open-panels-all-abstracts/

Contacts of organizers:

Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

 

 

Call for Papers

EASST-Konferenz

18. - 21. August 2020, Prague

Panel: Environmentalities of Health Security

Discourses of Global Health Security are saturated with buzzwords like “holism”, “comprehensive approaches”, or “systems thinking”, and increasingly push concepts that make a strong case about the ecological and environmental aspects of health, like “Planetary Health” or “One Health”. 

Concerns about the circulation of antibiotics through sewage systems and soils, the proliferation of vector populations due to rising temperatures, or the conveyance of “invasive species” through logistical infrastructures are just some cases that point to what we observe as a rearticulation of health threats in environmental terms.

In our panel we would firstly like to deepen the understanding of such a (re-)actualized environmental orientation, and secondly do so by investigating how it corresponds with transformations of the security apparatus designed to tackle health crises. We suggest focusing on the governmental, technical and scientific means that address disease emergencies as a matter of ecology.

Correspondingly, we invite papers to address the following questions:

  • How do techno-political devices and legal protocols transcribe the changing spatio-temporal constitution of disease into an administrative topology?
  • What calculative machineries, such as seemingly trivial paperwork technologies, sensing devices or computer simulations draw together epidemic environments and enact ecological concerns for health security?
  • What techno-scientific interventions, from outbreak research on vaccines, over epidemiological sentinel systems to microbial engineering, are put to the field?

Using these questions for investigating a broad range of phenomena, we hope to clarify whether and how contemporary apparatuses of health security intertwine with an ecosystem view on disease.

All panels: https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/accepted-open-panels-all-abstracts/

Contacts of organizers:

Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

 

 

Universität Gießen aus Sicherheitsgründen offline

Wegen Verdachts auf Cyber-Angriff wird Strafanzeige gestellt


Die Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen hat nach einem schwerwiegenden IT-Sicherheitsvorfall ihre Server aus Sicherheitsgründen heruntergefahren. Seit Sonntagmittag ist die Universität offline; Internet, E-Mail-Systeme und interne Netzwerke sind nicht nutzbar. Wegen des Verdachts auf einen Cyber-Angriff wird die JLU Strafanzeige stellen. Zur genauen Ursache der IT-Probleme können - auch mit Blick auf die laufenden Ermittlungen - derzeit keine Angaben gemacht werden.

Die JLU hat einen Krisenstab unter der Leitung des Präsidenten eingerichtet und wird fortlaufend informieren, wann welche Komponenten wieder in Betrieb genommen werden. Der Krisenstab ist in Kontakt mit den zuständigen Landesbehörden wie dem Wissenschafts- und dem Innenministerium. Aktuell sind keine Informationen zur Dauer des Serverausfalls möglich. Unter Einbeziehung externer IT-Experten - unter anderem des Darmstädter Forschungszentrums für Cybersicherheit Athene - wird die JLU in den nächsten Tagen das Ausmaß des Schadens klären.

Unter der Webadresse www.uni-giessen.de ist seit dem Nachmittag des 9. Dezember 2019 eine temporäre Ersatz-Webseite mit aktuellen Informationen geschaltet. Für Rückfragen von Nutzerinnen und Nutzern steht von 7.30 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr unter der Nummer 0641 99-10500 eine Hotline zur Verfügung stehen.

Insbesondere im Verwaltungsnetz der JLU sind die Rechner-Arbeitsplätze derzeit nicht nutzbar. Die JLU wird daher intern entscheiden, welche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter in der aktuellen Situation welche Aufgaben übernehmen können. Der Lehr- und Forschungsbetrieb wird planmäßig fortgeführt.

 

 

University of Giessen offline for security reasons

Charges being pressed for suspected cyber attack


After a serious IT security problem, Justus Liebig University Giessen has shut down its servers for security reasons. The university has been offline since Sunday afternoon; internet, email systems and internal networks are not in use. JLU is pressing charges on suspicion of a cyber attack. Currently, it is not possible to state the exact cause of the IT problems, also on account of the ongoing inquiry.

JLU has set up a crisis management committee headed by the president and will continually provide information about which components may be reactivated. The crisis management committee is in constant contact with the authorities in Hesse, the Hessen State Ministry of the Interior and the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts. Currently it is not possible to gauge how long the servers will be out of action. External IT experts, including the Research Centre for Cyber Security, Athene, in Darmstadt, are assisting JLU in establishing the extent of the damage in the next few days.

On the afternoon of 9 December 2019, a temporary substitute website under www.uni-giessen.de will be released with updates on the situation. Users may call the hotline at 0641 99-10500 from 7:30 am to 6 pm.

The computer workplaces particularly in the administration network are not available at the moment. JLU will decide internally which members of staff will take over which duties in the current situation. Teaching and research will continue according to schedule.


 

 

Call for Papers

Workshop "Security and Difference in Historical Perspective"

4-5 June 2020, Justus Liebig University, Giessen

Security discourses and security-related practices are contingent on the distinction between "secure" and "insecure". They inevitably create difference(s) and boundaries, the ignorance or transgression of which is usually associated with uncertainty/insecurity. Conversely, social group-building processes and perceptions of difference often trigger processes of securitization. Security and difference are therefore co-constitutive. The tensions through which security discourses and practices unfold bear on difference(s). 

Surprisingly, Critical Security Studies has hardly ever addressed the interrelation between security and difference. Only recent debates in postcolonial and feminist studies have highlighted the relevance of gender, race, class, age, and religion for security research. According to these critics, current security research seems trapped in hegemonic assumptions, making it impossible to consider subaltern speaker positions or to examine such security concerns, which are not articulable in the context of difference-based power relations. This critique opens up new intersectional perspectives that take the interweaving as well as traversing of categories of difference, phenomena of transition, and border crossing into account. What explains the present lack of intersectional critique in security research? Does the research agenda of Security Studies, that is often dependent on binary structures of difference(s), simply not allow for considerations of intersectionality? What limitations but, equally, what opportunities might this 'engender' for historically-interested security research? 

Endeavoring to explore these questions, the workshop will focus on the connection between security discourses as well as practices and the formation, negotiation, and fixation of difference(s). In particular, it will investigate which categories of difference were or are considered relevant in the context of security discourse/practice, and to what extent security practices were or are oriented towards heuristics and corresponding routines for the production, preservation, or even questioning of difference. 

We invite researchers to submit an abstract. The following questions and aspects should serve as a guideline, but do not exclude further questions and ideas.

  • How were security measures justified with reference to difference(s)? Conversely, how have difference(s) and boundaries been justified with reference to security?
  • Who constructed or reproduced difference(s) in the sake of security? From what position of power did this happen and by what means?
  • Which categories of difference were prioritized? How have differences been related or hierarchized?
  • To what extent and how do intersectional constellations exactly complicate security discourses and measures? Do they make them impossible? Up to what point can a security measure be intersectionally applied or reflected at all? Which blind spots can the historical perspective reveal within critical security research?
  • What techniques, media, forms, and semantics were used in the negotiation of security and difference? 
  • What is the historical connection between security and social group formation (in-group vs. out-group)? In which historical constellations did security practices and rhetoric lead to a leveling or confirmation of difference (e.g. semantics of truce/"United we stand, divided we fall!" vs. "Us against them!")?
    • drawing borders (inside/outside)
    • internal differentiation qua worthiness of protection ("women and children first"), security-related distribution of tasks and hierarchies inscribed therein
    • securitization of the other ("othering")
    • "strategic essentialism" (G. Spivak)
  • Which everyday security practices had a differentiating effect (e.g. racial profiling, gender-specific dress codes, spatial planning und use of space)? Which acts of contravention, i.e. disregarding differences and crossing borders, become tangible in the sources?
  • Does the focus on security and difference ask for a specific form of critique towards historical sources? Does it draw attention to specific problems inherent in the sources? If so, which ones?
    • source selection, questioning, and criticism 
    • inexistence or lack of accessibility of sources 
    • mediality, materiality, form, and rhetoric  

 

We kindly ask you to submit proposals for about 20-minute presentations (title and exposé) until 15 January 2020 to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

 

Organized by the concept group "Difference and Intersectionality". 

Contact: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Ruby, Institute of Art History, University of Giessen,
Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

 

 

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