Mês: Outubro 2015
4S and EASST are now inviting proposals for tracks at its 2016 Joint
Meeting, August 31 -September 3 in Barcelona. The selected tracks will
later be included as part of the formal call for papers. There are no
predetermined topics for the tracks but we encourage applicants
submitting tracks to engage with the general theme of the conference:
?Science & technology by other means: Exploring collectives, spaces and
futures?. It refers to the opportunity for both 4S and EASST scholars to
meet, share and discuss together how science and technology are
increasingly performed, shaped and developed ?by other means?: in a
variety of exploratory activities that include the articulation of
collectives that do not fit with the traditional actors and institutions
in science and technology, or in ways that problematize the established
hegemonies involved in the production of knowledge and technologies.
The purpose of this call for tracks is to stimulate the formation of new
networks around topics of interest to the 4S/EASST community. Like any
meeting session, a ?track? is comprised by one or more paper sessions
with a theme and a responsible chairperson(s). The difference is that it
is not submitted already filled up with papers. Rather, track themes are
subsequently included in the call for papers, and authors nominate their
paper for one or more tracks. A track may extend across up to 4 sessions
of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 20 papers). Proposers of
tracks commit to work closely with the program chairs to achieve the
final composition of their tracks, and they must be prepared to chair or
suggest colleagues who are willing to do so.
4S and EASST boards, however, are open to different types of sessions:
traditional ones with standard papers, practitioners? workshops, open
debates concentrated upon specific topics. We therefore encourage the
proposal of alternative formats, which may not consist of up-front
power-point presentations but instead engage new ways and new media for
presenting, sharing, producing and disseminating research projects and
On the conference motto:
The Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS) invites submissions of special sessions for its next conference: “Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies”.*The conference will take place from 9th to 10th May 2016 in Graz, Austria.
There is no predetermined theme for the conference, so proposals for sessions could refer to any topic relevant to Science, Technology and Society Studies. Proposals covering the thematic areas of the IAS-STS are particularly welcome.
The proceedings of this year’s conference may also give you an idea of the thematic issues and topics of interest. They can be found at this link:
Sessions do not need to be limited to academic paper presentations. We encourage you to also suggest interactive and innovative session formats, such as discussion groups, slow talks, etc.
Please let us know in case you plan an alternative setting by adding an informative description to the session proposal.
If you are interested in organizing and chairing a session, please send a session title and an abstract (250 to 500 words) no later than Friday, 16th October 2015 to Michaela Jahrbacher
The Call for Abstracts for participants is scheduled for the middle of November.