Call for Abstracts EASST-4S 2024 (and advice: book accommodation ASAP)
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
Directly go the webpage to
submit your proposal and find details on terms and requirements.
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.
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.
Making & Doing, Workshops, Roundtables, Closed Panels and Meet-Ups
Directly go the
webpage to submit your proposal and find details on terms and
Making & Doing encourages STS researchers to share work that extends beyond
the academic paper or book. Therefore, we invite submissions of experimental
work and exploratory practices that are best presented interactively, outside
of a traditional panel format. Contributions that take up speculative,
participatory, and/or reflexive approaches to the study of science, technology
and society, and that experiment with modes of knowledge production,
expression and travel are particularly welcomed.
Workshops are conceptualized as practical events containing collective
research activities, guided interactions and free-format exchanges leading to
specific public outputs. A workshop may have up to two 90-minute sessions (due
to high attendance and capacity restrictions, we may need to reduce this to
one session only).
Roundtables bring together a group of scholars to discusses themes or issues
of general scholarly interest in front of (and subsequently with) an audience
for the duration of a single 90-minute session. While a roundtable can include
short (5-10 minute) contributions, the aim is to create a lively debate rather
than focus on any one presenter.
Closed Panels are pre-organized panels with invited presenters. A closed panel
needs to be restricted to a single 90-minute session and is expected to
contain 4-6 paper abstracts.
Meet-Ups are less formal social gatherings or meetings around research
communities, publishing communities, shared approaches, research topics, or
regional foci. Most meet-ups will be allocated 1-hour slots during lunch
breaks, but we will accept a limited number of requests for longer sessions
Decisions on the proposals will be communicated by 4 March 2024.
Remember that there are guidelines to the number of roles you can take at the
conference, you can find the details on the Call for
Abstracts page. Please note:
contributing to the Making & Doing program and organizing a Meet-Up doesnot
count toward limits on conference participation.
Book your accommodation asap
If you are considering attending the conference, we strongly advise you to
book your accommodation now, with a cancellation option, as accommodation
prices are likely to be very high by the time you will receive notification of
whether your abstract is accepted or not. Please see the accommodation
information on the conference website.
If you need a visa letter to apply for a Schengen visa and waiting times for
visas are long in your area, you may want to seriously consider submitting
your abstract well before the submission deadline. Go to the Call for
Abstracts page for more
information on how to request a visa letter.
Questions? Please send an email to the local organizing team via
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
Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, Michiel Van Oudheusden, and Barbara Regeer, program
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Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, MA, MA, PhD
Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Science & Technology Studies
5-min movie on STS Making and Doing
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