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...(...more)
Remarks at the opening of EASST/4S Barcelona 2016. Council changes.(...more)
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(...more)
Mullins and Edge Prize Announcements. David Hakken Fund, Meeting News, 4S Statement of Purpose, President and Council Elections(...more)
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...(...more)
Bernal Prize to Michael Lynch. In Memoriam: David Hakken(...more)
6S Workshop funded. 4S/ASIST collaboration. Campaign to ban lethal autonomous weapons.(...more)
Awarded annually for the best article in the area of science and technology studies by the 4S. Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2016.(...more)
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 &...(...more)
The EASST/4S 2016 conference in Barcelona this August 31 – September 3rd has received over 2500 abstract submissions! 4S Council will hold our Spring meeting addressing a range of agenda items including an update to the statement of 4S’ purpose.(...more) 1 2 3 > Last ›