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. Read more about EASST.

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EASST Review: Volume 42(2) December 2023

Many thanks for all the contributions over the last years: the EASST Review is really made by our STS community and every time I have been positively surprised by the variety of perspectives brought together in our issues. Also in this edition you will find engagend and critical contributions, continuing our reflections on Research Cultures; paying tribute to Evelyn-Fox Keller; presenting groups in Exeter and Helsinki; and discussing workshops that took place in the past year. We are also presenting a preview of the 2024 EASST-4S conference to which we all look forward!

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EASST-4S 2024 Call for Abstracts open

The Call for Abstracts for the EASST-4S 2024 conference in Amsterdam is now open. We welcome contributions to both Traditional Open Panels and Combined Format Open Panels, as well as Making & Doing contributions, stand-alone Workshops, Roundtables, Closed Panels and Meet-Ups.

Submissions can be made until February 12th (23:59 CEST), only via the online forms on the conference website, not via email. We are very much looking forward to receiving your proposals.

Submit an abstract to an Open Panel

Browse through the online panel list to find a panel suitable to you, and propose directly to that panel. There are two types of Open Panels:

  • Traditional Open Panels only welcome regular academic papers.
  • Combined Format Open Panels may include academic paper presentations, while also welcoming experimental formats of knowledge expression. Read the panel abstract to see which kind of contributions are welcomed.

Go to the call page to submit your proposal and find details on terms and requirements.

Please note that the Call for Open Panels had an overwhelming response and over 390 panels were accepted. This may mean that panels may need to be limited in the number of sessions they contain, depending on the number of paper proposals received.

For Making & Doing contributions, Workshop, Roundtable, Closed Panel and Meet-Up proposals, visit the call page for details and requirements.

Decisions on the proposals will be communicated by 4 March 2024.

Are you considering attending the conference? Book your stay as soon as possible. We have arranged some exclusive discounted hotel rates for EASST-4S conference visitors. Booking via this link is optional, so feel free to also have a look on other platforms.

For more information, visit the conference website.

Questions? Please send an email to the local organizing team via conference(at)easst4s2024.net

Next key dates:
  • Call for Abstracts: 27 November 2023 – 12 February 2024
  • Early bird registration: 25 March – 3 June 2024
  • EASST-4S 2024 conference: 16 – 19 July 2024

EASST Awards

Since our 2012 conference in Copenhagen, EASST has been celebrating collaboration and cooperation in our field through a set of awards. In 2024 the awards will be presented at the EASST-4S conference in Amsterdam in July 2024. The call for nominations is open until 15 January 2024.

EASST Fund

EASST Fund aims to promote national and 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 publicly engaged in science and technology.

RUMOS 2024

EASST Fund supports: RUMOS 2024 | “Building bridges in times of crises” – Autumn School & Workshop of the Thematic Section on Knowledge, Science and Technology of the APS, Portugal

With the support of the EASST Fund, RUMOS 2024 entitled “Building bridges in times of crises” takes place between the 18th and 22nd of November 2024 at NOVA FCSH, in Lisbon, Portugal. The event is composed of an autumn school targeting early career scholars and a conference with an open call for papers. RUMOS is a biannual event organized by the Thematic Section on Knowledge, Science and Technology of the Portuguese Sociological Association.

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EASST Fund supports: Creating an Irish Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Community, hybrid unconference 2024, Ireland

With the support of the EASST Fund and the University College Dublin Centre for Digital Policy, we will be holding a day-long hybrid unconference in early summer 2024: Creating an Irish Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Community. This event, the first of its kind to take place in Ireland, will bring together STS researchers while also welcoming scholars from other countries who are interested in the Irish STS context.

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Call for applications

Deadline for this round: 1st November The EASST Fund supports a range of activities such as the organisation of conferences, network meetings, seminars, workshops, etc.

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EASST’s international, peer reviewed, online journal Science & Technology Studies has four issues a year. It is fully open access with EASST members being emailed when a new issue is published. To view the latest issue view the journal site.

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