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 event 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.  

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 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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