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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.


4S President’s message – August 2016


Infrastructure and Mentoring Award Announcements, 4S Election Results, Fourth Handbook of Science and Technology Studies in press – Roundtable at EASST/4S 2016, Call for interest in program organizing for 4S 2018 in Sydney, Australia


President’s Message, July 2016


Mullins and Edge Prize Announcements. David Hakken Fund, Meeting News, 4S Statement of Purpose, President and Council Elections


President’s Message, June 2016


Carson and Fleck Prize Announcements

It is my great pleasure to announce the two recipients of this year’s 4S book prizes!

Gabrielle Hecht (University of Michigan, US) is the winner of the 2016 Rachel Carson Prize for her book Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade (2012 MIT Press). The Carson Prize is awarded for an outstanding book length work of social or political relevance in the area of science and technology studies.

Click here for the extended announcement of the...


President’s Message, May 2016


Bernal Prize to Michael Lynch. In Memoriam: David Hakken


4S President’s message – April 2016


6S Workshop funded. 4S/ASIST collaboration. Campaign to ban lethal autonomous weapons.


2017 Edge Prize Nominations Requested


Awarded annually for the best article in the area of science and technology studies by the 4S.  Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2016.


Call for Nominations – Mentoring Award—Deadline April 30, 2016


The award will be granted annually.  Both mid-career and more senior scholars are eligible.

Send nominations to Sharon Traweek (UCLA, USA; co-chair) by April 30, 2016.  Other members of the 2016 committee include:Sulfikar Amir (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore); Kim Fortun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Leandro Rodriguez-Medina (Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico); Kaushik Sunder Rajan (U Chicago, USA; co-chair); Sally Wyatt (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts &...


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