When Worlds Meet

Endre Dányi, Department of Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, shares his thoughts on the conference theme of ‘Meetings’ for EASST 2018 at Lancaster University, 25-28 July 2018. As I’m writing this, alone in the office, I’m already looking forward to the 2018 EASST conference (https://easst.net/easst-2018/). I will be happy to return to Lancaster,…

Mis/translation

‘Traduttore traditore’: s/he who translates betrays. Literally and figuratively. Words are embedded in social and material practices, and often, in the mismatches between languages, there is domination. STS is substantially, perhaps largely, written in English. What does this imply for our discipline, and for how it acts in the world? What is being lost or…

Thinking with Meetings: On the theme of EASST 2018

Lucy Suchman is Professor of the Anthropology of Science and Technology at the Centre for Science Studies at Lancaster University, and was the President of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2016-17.  ‘The politics of meetings is not a choice between doing or not doing relations, but rather to think about which actors meet and…

EASST 2018 Conference: Important Deadlines

Here are the deadlines for the EASST 2018 Conference: 08/11/2017: Deadline for panel (and workshop) proposals 08/12/2017: Communication of accepted panels, opening of CFP 14/02/2018: Deadline for individual paper abstract submissions (end of CFP) 14/03/2018: Accepted papers published on the website and registration opens 16/05/2018: Early-bird registration ends – prices rise! 25/06/2018: Publication of conference programme Please…

EASST 2018 Conference theme: ‘Meetings’

The 2018 EASST conference theme is: Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together. Here’s an excerpt from the call for papers: ‘the politics of meetings is not a choice between doing or not doing relations, but rather to think about which actors meet and how, and to curate meetings that make some things present and other things…

EASST 2018 Conference: Theme Announced

It’s now been announced: the theme of the 2018 EASST Conference at Lancaster will be Meetings: Making Science, Technology and Society Together   More details about the conference theme will be available shortly. And please visit our dedicated EASST Lancaster web page.

Carbon capture and alternative energy: how do they interact?

On the one hand there are mitigation technologies for removing greenhouse gases from emissions. On the other hand there are alternative sources of ‘green’ energy. But how do they interact? Does investment in mitigation technologies reduce investment in alternative energy? How do programmes of energy mitigation shape economic, political, and cultural processes? These are the questions to…

EASST Council: Lancaster Visit

Vicky Singleton and Richard Tutton report …. The Centre for Science Studies welcomed the EASST Council to Lancaster University 22-23 May for their biannual meeting. This was also a chance for the new President Professor Ulrike Felt and other recently elected Councillors to get to know each other and to meet the Local Organizing Committee…

Wiebe Bijker

Who invented technology studies? Not a very STS question! But even so, which are the names that spring to mind? Michel Callon? Trevor Pinch? Wiebe Bijker? All three were crucially important. Michel Callon created ANT, while Trevor Pinch and Wiebe Bijker together created SCOT. And Wiebe and Trevor along with Thomas Hughes edited the 1987 volume, The Social…