As we enter the 4th industrial revolution and digital, physical and biological technologies are integrated through datafication, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, it is crucial that humanistic researchers adjust their methodological and theoretical understanding of technology. Anthropology and ethnographic methods are already used to gain insights into human-technology relations in different interdisciplinary fields of technology, but there is no adequate infrastructure for pursuing crosscutting research agendas and placing the research at the international forefront. On the basis of international research seminars and a conference the network will bring together the institutionally scattered research groups and create an outstanding international research environment, strengthen the international competiveness and enhance researchers’ opportunities to take further leadership in interdisciplinary research, pursue international funding schemes and initiate consortiums.
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850.000 DKK FOR AN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK
Associate professor Maja Hojer Brunn has just received a grant of 850.000 DKK for an international research network on the Anthropology of Technology: Future technologies, culture and human practices.
The grants are awarded within the framework of the Danish Council for Independent Research’s E2016 and F2017 call with the aim of strengthening research areas which are geographically and institutionally scattered and supporting networks which could lead to larger projects or larger interdisciplinary groups of researchers working across institutions.
For more information please contact Maja Hojer Bruun.