RUSTlab Lectures

This summer term 2024 we present to you our 11th round of RUSTlab Lectures. Come and join us for these exciting talks and discussions around this term’s guiding theme Replacement on four dates in the summerterm – online and on site. The lectures take place 14-16 hrs / 10-12 hrs German time.

Replacements are not mere substitutions. They remind us that data, knowledge, technologies, sites, objects, and people have lives and entanglements beyond their present conditions. Whichever places they arrive into, something else was there earlier, and something else will take the places where they once were.

The theme of replacements extends beyond mere material substitutions or physical relocation but refers to the renegotiation of meaning, value and relation. Replacements includes transformation and rearrangement, as well as regrowth and replenishment. Where something is gained, something may be lost.

This summer’s theme started with RUSTlab’s own journey of replacement. Relocated to the main RUB campus, we find ourselves in a state of flux in which we will have to re-place and re-situate ourselves among new colleagues and infrastructure, and re-grow in a new place.

List of the speakers for the summer term 2024:

24.04.2024, 14-16 hrs Ronja Trischler (TU Dortmund): Replace or Repair? Moderating Online Advice on How to Take Care of Broken Things

Followed by a book launch: Fabian Pittroff – Die private und die verteilte Person: Studien zu Personalisierung und Privatheit in Zeiten der Digitalisierung

31.05.2024, 10-12 hrs Klaus Høyer (University of Copenhagen): Re-placing data: Intensified Data Sourcing in Healthcare and the Urge to Share Data Across Borders

Followed by a workshop: Promises, Practices, Paradoxes – Research Data Reflection

13.06.2024, 14-16 hrs Robert Queckenberg (Ruhr-University Bochum): Replacing theories? Scraping Theoretical Debates in the Digital Humanities

26.06.2024, 14-16 hrs Leman Celik (Ruhr-University Bochum): Data Travels: Where, How, When..?

Followed by a book launch: Laura Kocksch – Fragile Computing: How to Live With Insecure Technologies

Download this PDF with a detailed description of our summer 2024 guiding theme.

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Lecture poster summer 2024

All lectures will be on-site at the RUSTlab as well as live on ZOOM.

Address: MB 4/165 Campus Ruhr University Bochum
Zoom Link for the meetings
Password: RUSTlab

Download PDF files of previous lecture posters

RUSTlab Lectures – winter term 23/24

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2023

RUSTlab Lectures – winter term 22/23

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2022

RUSTlab Lectures – winter term 21/22

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2021

RUSTlab Lectures – winter term 20/21

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2020

RUSTlab Lectures – winter term 19/20

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2019