The conference will be opened on 7 July at 5 pm, with opening addresses by Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who won the Nobel Prize for her discovery of HIV and is now President of the IAS, and Didier Fassin, whose work on HIV in Africa and France has had a profound influence in social sciences in HIV.
There will be a reception immediately after for all delegates in the main foyer of the conference venue or, weather permitting, on the terrace.
Each day will begin with a plenary session featuring two internationally-renowned speakers, a total of six drawn from France, Eastern Europe, the United States of America and South Africa. The speakers are as follows:
In addition to conference opening, plenaries and sessions, we are particularly excited that there will be two Early Career Scholar’s Network Events and the first ASSHH annual general meeting.
Sunday 7th July afternoon: The Early Careers Network roundtable event will introduce the networks, share ideas and discuss emerging themes in the work of young scholars and begin to set an agenda for collective and international discussion.
Monday 8th July: The Early Careers Network cocktail party will be an opportunity for early career scholars to meet informally, discuss ideas and forge connections for building the network and knowledge sharing. Attendance at the Sunday event is not a prerequisite for coming for a glass or two of wine.
Tuesday 9th July: The ASSHH Annual General Meeting will formalize the newly formed legal structure for the organization (read more about ASSHH history on here ) and all delegates are invited to attend. Membership of ASSHH is included in the conference registration fee.
There will also be a series of satellite sessions – click here to see the meetings and register.
The programme consists of 18 different thematic tracks and contains a fascinating range of overlapping and interlinking topics representing some of the most innovative cutting edge theory happening now across the social sciences and humanities. Like Durban, we hope this conference will be an agenda setting moment for tackling the challenges of the epidemic.
The conference theme bears the dual concept of KNOWING PRACTICES poses questions about the multiple practices that comprise the dynamics of the epidemic and how the practice of knowing itself, is engaged and operationalised.
‘ KNOWING PRACTICES’ refers to:
- The practices that produce, reproduce and transform the social worlds in which people live. This includes what knowledge we have of the forces shaping the epidemic - whether social, structural, geographic, historical, political or economic - and their connection to practice; and
- The different ways of ‘doing science’ or knowing (and unknowing), that is, on the ways in which we as scientists claim to have evidence.
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Île-de-France Regional Council
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