New Issue Science & Technology Studies: Volume 26(1) 2013 – Now Available
EASST has launched its own international, peer reviewed, online journal Science & Technology Studies. For further details see our journal page.
The second issue of Science & Technology Studies: Volume 26(1) 2013 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.
Call for applications for support for 2013 activities
In the non-conference year 2013 EASST is making available 6,000 Euros to support smaller activities which promote cross-national community building. 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 are particularly welcome.
EASST is run by an elected council of eight members, of which one is a student representative, and a president. The role of the Council is described in the constitution. Members normally serve a 4 year term.
An online election was held at the end of 2012 with 3 categories of vacancy: student representative; council member; and president. You can download the results here.
Any questions please email admin(at)easst.net.
|EASST is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 awards to celebrate collaborative activity
Awards (of 1,000 Euros in each case) were made at the Copenhagen Conference (October 2012) as follows: the Amsterdamska Award was made to Bio-Objects: Life in the 21st Century (Ashgate, 2012) edited by Niki Vermeulen, Sakari Tamminen and Andrew Webster; the Freeman Award was made to Sustainability Transitions: an emerging field of research and its prospects (Research Policy, 41, 2012) edited by Jochen Markard, Rob Raven and Bernhard Truffer; and the Ziman Award was made to Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto, a project by the STEPS Centre and its international network of partners. Further details available here.
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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.|
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.