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4S President’s message – September 2017


As many of you have have heard me say before, I deeply appreciate the diverse places from which STS comes, and think STS knowledge has great theoretical as well as practical relevance in the contemporary world.  I hope to help build 4S community and organizational capacity that supports STS teaching, research and practice in different contexts, while continuing to build STS across borders of many kinds.


4S President’s message – August 2017


Infrastructure and Mentoring Award Announcements, Mentors needed in Boston, 4S 2017 Welcome Demonstration, Expert Review call, IPCC Special Report on Global Warming


4S President’s message – July 2017


Mullins and Edge Prize Announcements. 4S Council election results. Registration news and Preliminary Program for 4S 2017. Support for non-US Travelers to 4S 2017   .


4S Sydney 18 Announced


The theme of the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science—Transnational STS – encourages presentations, panels, and other events that deepen and extend the transnational character of the Society itself.


4S President’s message – June 2017


Carson and Fleck Prize Announcements. Ongoing developments in US policy. 4S Council Election


4S President’s message – May 2017


Bernal Prize Announcement: Hebe Vessuri
Registration now open for 4S 2017 conference
4S sponsorship of March for Science


4S President’s message – April 2017


Support for non-US citizens traveling to the 4S conference, Pluralizing Language at 4S Boston 2017, Pluralizing Language in the Age of Trump and Brexit: An Invitation for the Upcoming 4S Conference (and beyond), Enacting Environmental Data Justice – EDGI 4S Pre-Meeting Event


2018 Edge Prize Nominations Requested


The David Edge Prize is awarded annually for the best article in the area of science and technology studies. Nominations may be made by any member of the society and by editors of journals in the field of STS. Articles may also be self-nominated. Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017 to The prize committee will consider papers that appeared in the years 2015 and 2016 in print or electronically (e-journals) in final form. What counts are the ‘official’...


Call for Nominations: 6S Representatives Deadline 4/30!


Interested in being a student representative to the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Council? Apply now! Details at


4S Endorses March for Science


4S endorses the April 22 March for Science, and its support for scientific research and education, evidence-based policy-making, and the upkeep and public accessibility of data needed to understand societal problems.


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