EASST 2014 Conference – Registration still open

EASST 2014 conference ‘Situating Solidarities: social challenges for science and technology studies’ will be held from 17th to 19th September 2014 in Torun in Poland. The conference will start with registration at 08.00 on 17th September.  Welcome plenary starts 09.45. Conference ends 16.00 on 19th September.

On 16th September there will be a pre-conference doctoral workshop Doing STS – Within academia and beyond.  Details on the current conference page.

You can see accepted tracks, papers and abstacts by following the link from our current conference page where there is also a timetable.  The page also has information on registration rates. You can find information on hotels and other local issues from the Conference website.

New Issue Science & Technology Studies: Volume 27(2) 2014 – Now Available

In Autumn 2012, EASST launched its own international, peer reviewed, online journal Science & Technology Studies. For further details see our journal page.

The sixth issue of Science & Technology Studies: Volume 27(2) 2014 is published. For contents and abstracts see our journal page. EASST members can access all content using details provided by email.

Any problems please email admin(at)easst.net.

EASST awards 2014 to celebrate collaborative activity – New call. At our conference in Copenhagen in October 2012 EASST celebrated collaboration and cooperation in our field through a new set of awards. The winners were reported in the December 2012 issue of EASST Review.Council has decided to make these awards again in 2014. Awards (of 1,000 Euros in each case) will be made at the Torun Conference (September 2014). Full details of the awards and their background can be found here. Nominations have now closed.
Amsterdamska award
Amsterdamska award
Photo from Gene Moore
Freeman award
Freeman award
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Ziman Award
Ziman award
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In honour of Olga Amsterdamska this award will be made for a significant creative collaboration in an edited book in the broad field of science and technology studies. Selection will be based on an anthology in the broad field of STS, a substantive contribution to the field; the quality of the editing, as reflected in the quality of the volume as a whole; interdisciplinarity, while not a requirement, will be valued; inclusiveness across career stages will also be valued. In honour of Chris Freeman this award will be made for a publication which is a significant collective contribution to the interaction of science and technology studies with the study of innovation. Selection will be based on the successful development of social approaches to the dynamics of innovation, originality, and better understanding of the pursuit of innovation for societal and environmental goals. In honour of John Ziman this award will be made for a significant innovative cooperation in a venture to promote the public understanding of the social dimensions of science. This could involve, for example, a forum or discussion community, or an interface with non academic users. Selection will be based on originality and influence.

EASST support for 2013 activities

In the non-conference year 2013 EASST provided support smaller activities which promote cross-national community building. Council received a strong set of applications. Priority was given to applications from parts of Europe where EASST activities and membership are under-represented or for activities where the funds would be used to support the participation of individuals from these areas.

A full list of activities supported can be downloaded here. It is a condition of awards that a report be written for EASST Review and these will appear in the next couple of issues.

Established in 1981 EASST is the organization which represents academics and researchers in the broad field of science, technology and innovation studies. It brings together a variety of disciplines and many of its members have qualifications in both natural science/engineering and social sciences.

EASST’s objective is to foster within Europe the scholarly study of science and technology including their historical development and their role in society and in particular to:

  • improve scholarly communication and exchange in the field
  • increase the visibility of the subject to policy-makers and to the general public
  • stimulate and support teaching on the subject at all levels.

It promotes a variety of activities to further these aims including biennial conference.


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