Inaugural Meeting of the Forum (UC Berkeley, May 2013)
Building a Transnational Research Agenda and Strategy for Engagement through a Social Scientific Understanding of Disasters and the Disaster Sciences
University of California Berkeley
11-14 May 2013
Through the support of the US National Science Foundation and generous contributions of the private Support Group for the STS Forum, we held the inaugural meeting of the “STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima/East Japan Disaster,” as hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS) in May 2013. This is an academic forum for discussing the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear accident and the larger 2011 East Japan disaster. The goal of this forum is to build a transnational research agenda and community centered on this disaster, and to extend the social scientific and humanistic understanding of disasters and the disaster sciences. For the inaugural meeting, we have also invited scholars studying other disasters. Regarding our inaugural meeting, see…
- The original call for papers here
- The workshop format, based on pre-circulated papers
- The final program
- All abstracts for papers
- The workshop manuscripts* here
(*Publicly posted at the discretion of the author. All manuscripts will be distributed to registered participants.)
Written reflections by the workshop participants are also being compiled during he workshop and may be viewed here.
All workshop participants were asked to read and comment on each manuscript before the workshop using the comment feature of this WordPress site. Meanwhile, all visitors to this site were invited to post comments during the open comment period, which ran from April 26-May 3rd, 2013. All information, except those removed at the request of the authors, remains online.
Workshop participants, see
- Information about local transportation and arrangements
- List of assigned respondents
- Formating Guidelines and other information for contributors
Please note that this was a pre-circulated papers workshop, with participants selected based on abstracts received. We extended the opportunity to all viewers to read and comment on the publicly posted manuscripts. However, the workshop registration was limited to those participating in the workshop.