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Message posted on 22/10/2020

Launching TransAsiaSTS network

                We have been working on developing the TransAsiaSTS network with colleagues
in Taiwan, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
Please see blurb below. We welcome all interested to join our GoogleGroup.

Best, Aalok


The TransAsiaSTS network seeks to promote scholarly exchanges and
collaborations in the field of Science & Technology Studies (or Science,
Technology, and Society Studies; STS) across Asia, where both STS and Asia
are broadly conceived. The network aspires to connect existing STS
institutions, societies, and networks in South, East, and Southeast Asia,
Australasia, and the Pacific, and draw in scholars and organizations
working beyond already existing STS infrastructures as well.

TransAsiaSTS examines the emergence, distribution, circulation,
translation, contestation and co-option of technoscience in all spheres of
life. TransAsiaSTS is grounded in Asian and Asian diasporic contexts, but
remains attentive to global, transnational, and planetary dimensions of the
dynamics of technoscience. The network therefore welcomes participation of
all interested in understanding various aspects of technoscience in Asia,
whether based within or outside the Asian region.

The network builds on the vibrancy of Asian STS as evidenced in:

   - several prominent STS scholars and departments
   - several national and regional STS societies and their meetings
   - prominent STS journals, including *Science, Technology, and
Society*; *East
   Asian Science, Technology, and Society: An International Journal*; and
   part of the new transnational editorial collective of *Engaging Science,
   Technology, and Society*
   - two annual meetings of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
   – Tokyo, 2010; Sydney, 2018
   - new initiatives such as the Global STS conference (Singapore, 2014;
   Makassar, Indonesia, 2018)

that the region is/has been home to.

The network thus seeks to explore the possibilities of “TransAsiaSTS” as
social, infrastructural, and intellectual frame. The TransAsiaSTS working
group hosts monthly virtual meetings to promote regional exchanges. It also
hosts a Google Group  to support
information exchange and communication in the region. Information about
TransAsiaSTS will be updated on an ongoing basis on the STS Infrastructures
platform .

We welcome all interested to join!

Questions? Contact

Best Wishes,

*Aalok Khandekar , **Assistant Professor*
 of *Anthropology*/ *Sociology*
Department of Liberal Arts  | *Department of
Climate Change  *
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad 
Kandi, Sangareddy-502285, Telangana, India.

Off:* B 316* | *+91 40 2301 **6513* | *
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*Editor-in-Chief, Engaging Science, Technology, and Society
 (2020- )*
*Platform Director, **STS Infrastructures *
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