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Call for Abstracts - 8th STS Italia Conference // Dis/Entangling Technoscience \\ University of Trieste, June 17-19, 2021

                *----**_*Call for Abstract Announcement*_-----*

The 8th STS Italia Conference  will 
be hosted by the University of Trieste, Italy, June 17 through 19, 2021, 
by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies.

The conference will be an opportunity to present empirical and 
theoretical work from a variety of disciplines: sociology, anthropology, 
design, economics, history, law, philosophy, psychology and semiotics. 
The focal theme of the 8th STS Italia Conference will be "Dis/Entangling 
Technoscience: Vulnerability, Responsibility and Justice”. This broad 
theme refers to the complex and ambivalent role of technoscience and 
innovation in constituting societies – making possibilities flourish, 
but also creating new vulnerabilities. The conference will include 28 
tracks, which are clustered into five thematic streams. The tracks focus 
on several topics, including: biomedicine, digital platforms and  media, 
work and organizations, expertise and public policy, ethics of 
technology and innovation, and governance of  science and technology at 

*Abstracts (written in English, or in Italian in case of tracks in two 
language) should be submitted by December, 18* to the conference email 
address ( ) and 
to the emails of convenors' selected track. Track Convenor(s) will be 
responsible for reviewing, accepting/rejecting and organising 
submissions into their track.

  * Biomedicine, bodies and technoscience
  * Platforms, digital technologies and media environment
  * Rethinking science, technology and innovation: emerging challenges
  * Including, excluding and connecting through / within technoscience
  * Governing and reshuffling technoscience and innovation processes

  * Open Track: Science and Technology Studies in Post-socialist
    countries/in Central and Eastern European countries;
  * Open Track on PANDEMIC AND STS:  ​  How to Protect Communities from
    Sars CoV-2 through Co-production of Health and the Design of
    Commons-Based Ecosystems by Adopting Distributed Ledger

Check the conference website 
 for further information and to read 
the 28 specific call for abstracts. To contact the organization team 
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