Infrastructural Interventions

“Infrastructural Interventions” is the first workshop in the Digital Humanities & Critical Infrastructure Studies Workshop Series organised by King’s Digital Lab, King’s College Department of Digital Humanities, and Critical Infrastructures Studies Initiative ( The event brings together leading thinkers in Digital Humanities to critically interrogate the socio-technical dimensions of infrastructure. The workshop will take place on 21-22… Read More Infrastructural Interventions

Infrastructure, connection and global digital humanities

Below, you can find slides presentation for a conference talk given by Urszula Pawlicka-Deger at the Global Digital Humanities Symposium organised by Michigan State University, US. More details can be found on the MSU Global DH website here. Infrastructure as the Origin of Inequities: A Case of Global Digital Humanities The COVID-19 pandemic has been… Read More Infrastructure, connection and global digital humanities

The multiformity of infrastructure

Following the connections between knowledge, technology and practices means approaching infrastructure: the socio-technical assemblages that underpin everyday work. Theorists of Science and Technology Studies (STS) have shown that infrastructure holds the promise to unlock tensions and complexities in the process of knowledge production. As I am thinking more about how to approach infrastructure and incorporate… Read More The multiformity of infrastructure

Laboratory ethnography during a pandemic: On temporality, instability and co-production

A laboratory ethnography is a method of studying scientific workplaces to understand how scientific knowledge is constructed within a complex interweaving of social, material, and discursive relations. The method developed within laboratory studies (Knorr Cetina, 1995) emerged in Science and Technology Studies in the 1970s and 1980s. The observations and discourse analysis of scientific practices were conducted based on case studies of neuroendocrinology (Bruno Latour), molecular biology (Karin Knorr Cetina), and high energy… Read More Laboratory ethnography during a pandemic: On temporality, instability and co-production

What is happening behind the text?

The study of humanities knowledge creation means to detect the process of reasoning that leads to making a claim translated into the text – the final product of humanities works – and also to go behind the text and reveal the mechanism and factors that leads to its formation. This, in turn, takes us to the messy and uncomfortable world of knowledge production and its power dynamics that influence the way we access resources, make our arguments, and articulate them.… Read More What is happening behind the text?