The European Association for the Studies of Science and Technology fosters within Europe the scholarly study of science and technology including their historical development and their role in society. It seeks to improve scholarly communication and exchange in the field, to increase the visibility of the subject to policy-makers and to the general public and to stimulate and support teaching on the subject at all levels.
The EASST Council has seven ordinary members, a president, a student representative and currently four co-opted members. The Council meets four times a year (at least two are online meetings) to discuss the state and developments of STS in Europe and to initiate and conduct measures to contribute to shaping these developments. The Council is centrally involved in organizing the EASST conferences, nominating candidates for awards, supporting students, and supporting local or regional STS-events. The Council also monitors and contributes to developing the editorial lines of its in-house journal Science & Technology Studies and the EASST Review. Furthermore, the Council represents the interests of its members in European research politics.
From January 2023, three positions of the EASST Council (ordinary members) will be vacant due to expiring terms for current representatives. EASST members interested in contributing to shaping the future of STS in Europe are encouraged to put themselves forward for election as Council members. Election will take place in October-November 2022. Further details of the current council can be found here and the role of the president and council is described in the EASST constitution. You can contact one of the existing Council members for more information.
If you are interested please nominate yourself by sending an email to admin(at)easst.nomadit.net, providing a short statement (no more than 250 words) introducing yourself and saying why you are interested in standing for the Council and what skills and experiences you would bring to the role. This statement will be made available to those voting.
Nominations must be received by 1 October and the election will open soon afterwards.