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The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society is dedicated to building diverse communities for the study of technology, medicine and science in past and present societies. The activities we support are designed to contribute to building a better community because at the AJI community is the method. Learn more about the Ann Johnson Institute and our co-directors.

Upcoming Events

March 13, 2023

Book Manuscript Workshop with Dr. Sarah Applehans

Special Location: the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California

On March 13, 2023, the AJI and the Computer History Museum will co-host their first Book Manuscript workshop for Dr. Sarah Appelhans, on Precarity on the Bleeding Edge: Navigating Gender and Immigration Status in Semiconductor Engineering.

Dr. Appelhans is an anthropologist and postdoctoral research assistant at Bucknell University. She is currently the resident social scientist in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Bucknell, exploring how to teach undergraduate engineers to work on complex

sociotechnical problems in interdisciplinary teams. Her book investigates the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and immigration status in the high-velocity semiconductor industry.

We look forward to a fruitful partnership with the Computer History Museum’s David Brock, a historian of technology, the museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, and an AJI Board Member. We expect a rich conversation combined with the excitement of working in a new setting. We hope attendees will sneak in a visit to the CHM while they are onsite.

March 16-18, 2023

The AJI hosts the 9th Annual &HSP conference

The &HSP, or the organization for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, will take place at the University of South Carolina in the spring of 2023. Hosted by the Ann Johnson Institute, we look forward to welcoming keynote speakers Alisa Bokulich from Boston University and Gregory Radick from the University of Leeds. We expect to welcome scholars from various countries and around the United States. For more information about this conference, please visit the conference website.

The Ann Johnson Institute will sponsor a panel and bring in scholars from London and the United States to share their insights. Institute co-director Leah McClimans will present in this group. For more details, check back in early 2023.

March 27, 2023

Book Manuscript Workshop with Dr. Isaac Record and Dr. Boaz Miller

Location: Spigner House

On March 27, 2023, the AJI welcomes Drs. Record and Miller for a book manuscript workshop on Inter‐Knowledge: Trust, Information, and Belief in a Digital Age

Dr. Record is a Professor of Teaching in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science at Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University. His research seeks to situate our epistemic and ethical circumstances within a network of values, capabilities, and material and social technologies. Dr. Miller is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Management Information Systems, Zefat Academic College. He works in the philosophy of science and technology and social epistemology.

We are excited to welcome them to campus and look forward to another enriching and lively discussion.

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