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

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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 large.

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. THEMATIC STREAMS

  • Biomedicine, bodies and technoscience ;
  • Platforms, digital technologies and media environment s ;
  • 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 Technologies?

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

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