Online Reading group “Marine stsing”

Online Reading group “Marine stsing”

Members from the strategy group “Marine Social and Cultural Sciences” within the German Consortium for Marine Research engage with approaches from within STS and frame their research in corresponding theoretical terms. As a result, the idea to establish a reading group at the nexus of stsing e.V. and marine social science came up. The group is organised by Tanja Bogusz (Hamburg University), Ramona Haegele (DIE Bonn) and Laura McAdam-Otto (Frankfurt University). We have designed a “double round” reading group that will meet virtually via zoom: during the first round (June-July 2022), we will discuss published (“classic”) texts and case studies; in the second round (October-December), we will focus on contributions and exchanges on empirical material (short manuscripts, fieldnotes, articles) produced by participants. The material might be discussed in view of submission to journals/edited volumes/parts of dissertations, or “just” on the level of methodology, approach, epistemology etc. Join us! 

Marine Reading Group Programme 2022-3

Second round: Doing marine stsing: Fieldnotes, manuscripts, articles (October-December 2022)

Topics and issues for the second round will be advertised on the stsing-Website by the end of summer 2022. This group is open for all stsing members working at the interface of STS, ethnography, and marine social science. Possibly, the group will migrate into a working group within stsing e.V. For more information, please contact Laura McAdam-Otto: otto at

First round: Discussing marine-related STS-papers (June-July 2022)

The dates and texts for the first round are:

  • Tuesday, 7.6., 10-11h: Law, John (2008): On Sociology and STS. The  Sociological Revue 56/4, pp. 623‐649 
  • Tuesday, 14.6., 10-11h: Callon, Michel (1986): Some elements of a  sociology of translation: domestication of the scallops and the fishermen of St Brieuc Bay. First published in J. Law, Power, action and belief: a new sociology of knowledge? London, Routledge, 1986, pp. 196-223. 
  • Tuesday, 21.6., 10-11h: Bruun Jensen, Casper (2017). Amphibious  Worlds: Environments, Infrastructures, Ontologies. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 3 (2017), 224-234. 
  • Tuesday, 5.7., 10-11h: Ratté, Stephanie (2019). (Un)seen Seas: Technological Mediation, Oceanic Imaginaries, and Future Depths. Environment and Society, 10(1), 141-157
  • Tuesday, 12.7, 10-11h: Carse, Ashley (2012). Nature as  infrastructure: Making and managing the Panama Canal watershed. Social Studies of Sciences 42(4): 539–563.