Dates: 28th and 29th March 2022

‘How to do STS?’ is an online two-day interdisciplinary workshop that will bring together PGR and ECR researchers who study in a range of social-science fields but work with methods and theory in and from science and technology studies to explore the challenges and benefits of doing interdisciplinary research.

The workshop is themed around the key question ‘how to do STS?’ to build a collaborative understanding of how the field of STS might facilitate early career researchers outside of traditional disciplinary boundaries.

We aim to go beyond disciplinary boundaries to foster a feeling of belonging to the community of STS for PGR and ECR researchers who might only usually engage with STS through methods and theory. For example, how might PGR and ECR researchers who work across centres and institutions share approaches by using STS methods and thinking.

We invite all PGR and ECR social science researchers using STS methods or thinking to develop their networks within the field but to further demonstrate the benefit of interdisciplinary research. The aim of this event is to provide opportunities for PGR and ECR researchers to discuss their current research and the challenges of interdisciplinary research, especially in light of new methods arising from the Covid pandemic.

As part of registration, we ask that participants submit one or more questions that speaks to the four themes:

  • Public engagement
  • Adapting STS methodologies (during the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Working across disciplines
  • Collaborating/publishing

The participant questions will form part of the workshop discussions. Day one of the event will begin with a keynote talk, followed by themed workshops. Day two will begin with a panel, led by invited early career researchers. This will be followed by further themed workshops.

Confirmed contributors

Dr Cian O’Donovan (Science and Technology Studies, UCL)

Dr Anna Dowrick (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford)

Dr Lisa Lindén (Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg)

Further keynote speaker to be announced shortly

Application Process

To apply for this event, please fill out this form

The event will be run through Microsoft Teams.

Any queries, please contact

Deadline for registration: 14th February 2022 


Michael Greenhough (Lancaster UK)
Emily Hoyle (Lancaster, UK)
Adele Moore (Liverpool, UK)
Hannah Stoddart (Lancaster, UK)

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