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Call for Nominations: 6S Representatives Deadline 4/15!


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4S President’s Message – March 2017


4S Boston Meeting Update - 4S Council Nominations now open - Metrics and the latest issue of ESTS


4S President’s message – February 2017


Some further reflections on recent political developments in the US


Statement on U.S. Political Developments


The 4S Council will be considering various ways in which Society members can express their opposition to U.S. presidential policies, particularly the discriminatory Executive Order of 27 January 2017, which restricts travel into the U.S. by those from seven majority Muslim countries. Most immediately, we would like to open a channel of communication regarding concerns about this year’s 4S conference to be held in Boston from August 30 - September 2nd.


4S President’s Message – January 2017


Handbook of Science and Technology Studies to be released Feb 1. Submissions to open soon for the Boston meeting. Directory of Regional and Country STS Scholar Networks and Associations. Proposal to expand 4S Council.


4S President’s message – December 2016


Submit Open Panel proposals by Jan. 1. 4S 2017
Announcing the Presidential Plenary: ‘Interrogating “the Threat”’


2017 Prize Nominations Open


Nominations are sought for 2017 4S Awards. Please see the respective pages for details and procedures.

Nominations for the Bernal Prize are due 31 December. 

Nominations for the Infrastructure and Mentoring Awards are due 31 January. 

Nominations for the book prizes, Fleck and Carson, are due 1 February.


4S President’s message – November 2016


US Election afterward. 2017 meeting cycle begins—calls for submissions to come soon. Call for Nominations for 2017 Bernal prize. Call for self-nominations for 4S representatives to AAAS


4S President’s message – October 2016


4S Blog – Backchannels of STS conversation

In the midst of returning to teaching terms, I thought I would use this month’s message to highlight the resources available – either for your curricula or in the cracks between – in the digital pages of the 4S blog Backchannels.  As the editors explain:

Linguists first used the term backchannel to refer to the spontaneous responses and signals that provide interactivity to what is only apparently a one-way communication. Social media users have...


4S President’s message – September 2016


Remarks at the opening of EASST/4S Barcelona 2016. Council changes.


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