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URGENT: ** Graduate student members of ISHPSSB are eligible for
subsidy of travel and accommodation if they apply by 28 February 2014
via **


"Changing Life in Times of Crisis"

An off-year workshop of the International Society for History,
Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology

Host: New England Workshop on Science and Social Change (NewSSC)

Location: Old Fire Station, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Dates: 18-21 May 2014


In this four-day workshop participants will create spaces,
interactions, and support in formulating plans to extend our own
projects of inquiry and engagement around "changing life in times of
crisis." As described at, a wide
range of projects might fit under this intentionally broad topic.
Activities will, as they have at NewSSC since 2004, build on what the
particular group of participants contribute and employ a range of
tools and processes for "connecting, probing, and reflecting" so as to
support and learn from each others' inquiries.

The intended outcomes include:

a) products that reflect our inquiries and plans, conveyed in
work-in-progress presentations or activities (15 or 45 minutes) and
revised in response to feedback so as to be shared outside the

b) experiences that motivate us to take our individual projects beyond
their current scope or level of activity, and

c) stock-taking towards developing the workshop format.

This format, in brief, includes an activity together as a group each
morning and again for an hour at the end of the day. In between, time
is spent in independent research related to this scenario, in
conversations, and in other pursuits that participants find helpful
for advancing our projects.

Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students,
and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion,
reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and
affinities in relation to the workshop topic. Newcomers and return
participants are welcome.

The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants
over the internet.

Applications via