Workshop on “Interrogating Global Traces of Infrastructure”, 18th November 2021

I’ll be taking part in an online workshop on “Interrogating Global Traces of Infrastructure” organised by Urszula Pawlicka-Deger as part of her Marie Skłodowska-Curie DH Infra project together with the King’s Digital Lab, the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and the Critical Infrastructure Studies collective.

This will include a panel discussion that I’m chairing with Geoffrey C. Bowker (University of California, Irvine, US), Paul N. Edwards (Stanford University, US), Jennifer Gabrys (University of Cambridge, UK) and Noortje Marres (University of Warwick, UK).

The schedule is available here and copied below and you can register here.

18 November, Thursday  (all times London time,  UTC/GMT +1 hour)

17.00 – 17.10
Introduction by Urszula Pawlicka-Deger, King’s College London, UK

17.10 – 18.10
Panel discussionGeoffrey C. Bowker (University of California, Irvine, US), Paul N. Edwards (Stanford University, US), Jennifer Gabrys (University of Cambridge, UK), Noortje Marres (University of Warwick, UK) — (chair: Jonathan Gray)

18.10 – 18.15
Break

18.15 – 19.20
Session I (chair: James Smithies)

Miriam Posner, University of California, Los Angeles, US – “Breakpoints and Black Boxes: Understanding Supply-Chain Infrastructure”

Anne Helmond, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands – “Platformization: The role of business partners in infrastructure building”

Ned Rossiter, Western Sydney University, Australia – “Automating Geopolitics: Standardizing Technical Knowledge in Warehousing Industries”

19.20 – 19.25
Break

19.25 – 20.10
Session II (chair: Urszula Pawlicka-Deger)

Shatha Mubaideen, Council for British Research in the Levant, UK – “MaDiH: Mapping Digital Cultural Heritage in Jordan”

Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo, Canada – “Building Sustainable Web Archive Analysis Infrastructure: The Archives Unleashed Project”

20.10 – 20.15
Conclusion

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