New Issue Science & Technology Studies: Volume 28 (1) 2015 – 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 eighth issue of Science & Technology Studies: Volume 28 (1) 2015 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.

Council elections – results

EASST is run by an elected council of eight members, of which one is a student representative, and an elected president. The role of the Council is described in the constitution. Elections are for a 4 year term.

An election has been held for two Council vacancies. There were 6 candidates. Congratulations to Vicky Singleton who was elected and Attila Bruni who was re-elected. 36% of EASST members voted.

News on EASST Council activities appear regularly in EASST Review.

EASST support for 2015 activities

In the non-conference year 2015 EASST is supporting smaller activities, such as conferences, network meetings, seminars, workshops, summer schools etc. The 2015 support scheme aims to promote cross-national community building within EASST, advance new questions, topics and perspectives in science and technology studies, as well as enable collaboration with non-academic actors engaged in science and technology. A strong set of applications was received and assessed by Council against previously published criteria. Six events, listed below, will receive support towards their activities and reports will appear in EASST Review.
Further information from a downloadable document.

• Does History Matter? Techno-sciences and their historically informed policies. A workshop to be held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
• Launch event for new UK Science, Technology and Innovation Studies national programme and Association. To be held at SPRU, University of Sussex, UK.
• Science and Research in Popular Culture (Small international conference). To be held at Klagenfurt, Austria.
• STS Austria – launch event & workshop. To be held in Vienna, Austria.
• Technosciences of Post/Socialism. Workshop to be held in Budapest, Hungary.
• Science and Technology as Way of Life: Observing the Practices at Confined Research Stations and Large Technical Systems in High Mountains. Summer school to be held at National Astronomical Observatory Rozhen, Bulgaria.

EASST 2014 Awards Ceremony

EASST Awards for Collaborative Activity were presented for the second time at the Torun Conference on 19th September 2014.
Pictured from left to right the photograph shows:
Johan Schot who received the Freeman award on behalf of ‘Making Europe – Technology and Transformations 1850 – 2000 (Palgrave Macmillan) a book series launched in 2013 and edited by Johan Schot & Phil Scranton.
Ulrike Felt who received the Ziman award on behalf of ‘Science in Society: Caring for our future in turbulent times’ (European Science Foundation – Policy Briefing; Strategic Action ‘The Future of Science in Society’ 2011-13).
Israel Rodriguez-Giralt who received the Amsterdamska award on behalf of ‘Disasters and Politics. Materials, Experiments, Preparedness’ (Wiley-Blackwell 2014) edited by Manuel Tironi, Israel Rodriguez-Giralt & Michael Guggenheim.
Download the citations here.
Full details of the awards and their background can be found here.

EASST 2014 Conference 

EASST 2014 conference ‘Situating Solidarities: social challenges for science and technology studies’ was held from 17th to 19th September 2014 in Torun in Poland.

Thanks to all track organisers, plenary speakers, chairs and paper givers for an interesting and thought provoking event. Thanks to local organisers for an enjoyable time in a great location with sunshine, good food and a social with fireworks!

Forthcoming issues of EASST Review will contain reflections on various tracks and plenaries. Information on tracks, papers and abstacts are still available by following the link from our current conference page.

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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