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Message posted on 08/02/2020

Deadline extended: STS Italia Conference Trieste 2020, "Dis/Entangling Technoscience"

Deadline for submitting abstractsextended until

21 February 2020

Dear colleagues and friends,

to satisfy the many requests, the deadline for abstracts submission
within the 8th STS Italia Conference (University of Trieste, Italy, June
18 through 20, 2020) has been extended toFebruary 21, 2020 (23:59
. See the call below. More information on the conference website

These are the updated dates:

·February 21, 2020: Deadline for abstract submission

·March 2, 2020: Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection

·March 29, 2020: Early registration deadline

·April 19, 2020: Closing date for registration

·May 24, 2020: Publication of the final conference programme

·June 18-20, 2020: Conference

We kindly remind you that STS Italia offers 4 scholarships, for
talented PhD students, post-doc and non-tenured academics. The
scholarship  will cover
registration fees, accommodation and social dinner (see more details
about scholarships on the conference website).

In addition,19 scholarships
 for participant
from CEI Member States
are offered by the The Central European Initiative
 (CEI) Cooperation Fund. The Central European
Initiative (CEI) is a regional intergovernmental forum committed to
supporting European integration and sustainable development through
cooperation between and among its Member States and with the European
Union, international and regional organisations as well as with other
public or private institutions and non-governmental organisations.

All the best,

Stefano Crabu, on behalf of the board of STS Italia


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The 8th STS Italia Conference
 will be hosted by the University
of Trieste
, Italy, June 18 through 20, 2020, 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
. 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 33 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 large.

Conference’s keynote speakers include: Amade M’charek (University of
Amsterdam); Dimitris Papadopoulos (University of Nottingham) and René
von Schomberg
  (European Commission)

Abstracts (written in English, or in Italian in case of tracks in two
language) should be submitted by February, 9
 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

Check the conference website
 for further information and to read
the 33 specific call for abstracts. To contact the organization team
write to

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