[SIGCIS-Members] Announcing new journal: Engineering Studies! Also please join INES!

INES Announcements announce at inesweb.org
Tue Feb 17 18:51:38 PST 2009

Colleagues interested in scholarly studies of engineers and engineering,

We are writing to ask your help in building interdisciplinary engineering
studies as an international field of scholarly research by joining the
International Network for Engineering Studies (INES) and contributing
manuscripts to its new journal Engineering Studies: Journal of the
International Network for Engineering Studies.

INES was born in Paris, France in 2004.  The founding co-coordinators are
Maria Paula Diogo (History, U Lisbon, Portugal), Gary Downey (STS and
Engineering Education, Virginia Tech) and Chyuan-Yuan Wu (Sociology and STS,
National Tsing Hua U, Taiwan). INES supports workshops and the journal, as
well as the sharing of bibliographies and syllabi (the latter beginning Fall
2009, see http://www.inesweb.org/ for details).

The publisher Routledge/Taylor & Francis offers INES members the amazingly
low subscription rate of US $46, their cost.  INES membership, including the
subscription, is US $56.  The extra US $10 is for bank and web costs, and to
subsidize members who qualify for the discounted rate of US $46 (students,
retired persons, residents of non-OECD countries).  The standard individual
rate is US $190 US / £ 98 / € 152.

Please go to the INES site now and join!  (http://www.inesweb.org/join).
[Note: if you are willing to sponsor a member for one year at the discounted
rate or are in need of such sponsorship, contact Crystal Harrell at
crcrigge at vt.edu.  She is serving as matchmaker.]

Please also contact your library representative personally and ask him/her
to purchase a library subscription.  The rate is reasonable.  A library
recommendation form is available at:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/library.asp (We recommend a phone call given
that libraries are currently making difficult choices.)

Finally, please consider submitting a manuscript.  See below for aims and
scope.  For complete submission guidelines, see

The editors are Gary Downey (Virginia Tech) and Juan Lucena (Colorado School
of Mines).  They are supported by Jen Schneider (Colorado School of Mines)
as Managing Editor, Brent Jesiek (Purdue) as Web Editor, and Kacey Beddoes
(Virginia Tech) as Assistant Editor, as well as 12 Associate Editors and 30
Editorial Board members (see below for names and affiliations).

Gary Downey, Maria Paula Diogo, and Chyuan-Yuan Wu
INES Co-Organizers

Brent Jesiek
INES Web Editor


*Engineering Studies: Journal of the International Network for Engineering

*Aims and Scope

Engineering Studies is an interdisciplinary, international journal devoted
to the scholarly study of engineers and engineering.  Its mission is
threefold: (1) to advance research in historical, social, cultural,
political, philosophical, rhetorical, and organizational studies of
engineers and engineering; (2) to help build and serve diverse communities
of researchers interested in engineering studies; and (3) to link scholarly
work in engineering studies to broader discussions and debates about
engineering education, research, practice, policy, and representation.
Engineering Studies is published three times yearly by Routledge, an imprint
of the Taylor & Francis Group, beginning in 2009.

*Vision Statement*

The field of engineering studies is a diverse, interdisciplinary arena of
scholarly research built around the question:  What are the relationships
among the technical and the nontechnical dimensions of engineering
practices, and how do these relationships change over time and from place to
place?  Addressing and responding to this question can sometimes involve
researchers as critical participants in the practices they study, including,
for example, engineering formation, engineering work, engineering design,
equality and diversity in engineering (gender, racial, ethnic, class,
geopolitical), and engineering service to society.

Engineering Studies juxtaposes contributions from distinct disciplinary and
analytical perspectives to encourage authors and readers to look beyond
familiar theoretical, topical, temporal, and geographical boundaries for
insight and guidance.  The diversity in the editorial staff and board is
designed to map the diversity in the field and support its persistence.
While prospective authors are invited to reflect on and anticipate how their
work might prove helpful to others elsewhere, both within the academy and
beyond, they can also feel comfortable imagining familiar audiences and
producing familiar modes of analysis and interpretation.  The heterogeneity
of perspectives in engineering studies is its lifeblood, and the goal is
high quality scholarship in every case.

*Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2009*

"Doing Gender in Engineering Workplace Cultures: Part I - Observations From
The Field"
     Wendy Faulkner, University of Edinburgh

"The Engineer as Judge: Engineering Analysis and Political Economy in
Eighteenth Century France"
     Antoine Picon, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Ecole nationale
des Ponts et Chaussées

"An Historico-Ethical Perspective on Engineering Education: From Use and
Convenience to Policy Engagement"
     Carl Mitcham, Colorado School of Mines

"What is Engineering Studies For?: Dominant Practices and Scalable
     Gary Lee Downey Virginia Tech

*Associate Editors*
  Atsushi Akera, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  Diane Bailey, Stanford University, USA
  Konstantinos Chatzis, Université Paris-Est - LATTS (UMR CNRS), France
  Maria Paula Diogo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  Joseph Herkert, Arizona State University, USA
  Ann Johnson, University of South Carolina, USA
  Ulrik Jørgensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  Scott Knowles, Drexel University, USA
  Donna Riley, Smith College, USA
  Julia Williams, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
  Matthew Wisnioski, Virginia Tech, USA
  Chyuan-Yuan Wu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

 *Editorial Advisory Board*
  Marcos Azevedo da Silveira, Pontificia Universidad Catolica- Rio, Brasil
  Stephen R. Barley, Stanford University, USA
  Sharon Beder, University of Wollongong, Australia
  Bruno Belhoste, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
  Li Bocong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Taft Broome, Howard University, USA
  Louis Bucciarelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  Ivan da Costa Marques, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  Michael Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  Christelle Didier, Université Catholique de Lille, France
  Wendy Faulkner, University of Edinburgh, UK
  David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  Irina Gouzevitch, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France
  André Grelon, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
  Jang Gyu Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
  Deborah Johnson, University of Virginia, USA
  Ronald Kline, Cornell University, USA
  Eda Kranakis, University of Ottawa, Canada
  Gideon Kunda, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  Jack Lohmann, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  Tony Marjoram, UNESCO, France
  Peter Meiksins, Cleveland State University, USA
  Carl Mitcham, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  Antoine Picon, Harvard University, USA
  Bruce Seely, Michigan Technological University, USA
  Sheri Sheppard, Stanford University, USA
  Amy Slaton, Drexel University, USA
  Knut H. Sørensen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  Dominique Vinck, University of Grenoble, France
  Rosalind Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
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