Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology -AHLiST 2011 (AHLiST)

Venue: College of Technology, Univ of Houston

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: May 20, 2011 End Date/Time: May 22, 2011
Registration Date: May 20, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 14, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 20, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Mar 20, 2011
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The 2011 conference theme is Technology and Future. How has technology shaped contemporary notions of future? How will current concepts of future influence technological developments? Technology has been a driving force of modern and contemporary cultural, socio-economic, and industrial development. At the same time, the future has been imagined and predicted by technology or vice versa. Future has not merely been a temporal space but an ideal point which technology attempts to project. From technological utopianism to current anticipations of environmental catastrophe, technology has been the emblematic potential of future. This year’s conference aims to consider distinct ways of thinking about the future, while questioning what it is—other than the preoccupations of the present—that is invoked when we talk about the future. We invite panels and individual papers on these or related topics, but will give full consideration to any proposal within AHLiST’s scope.


Additional Information

The extended papers to this conference will be published to four different journals after a blind peer review.