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4S President’s message – February 2017

02/15/2017

Some further reflections on recent political developments in the US

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Statement on U.S. Political Developments

01/31/2017

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.

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4S President’s Message – January 2017

01/10/2017

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.

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4S President’s message – December 2016

12/15/2016

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

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2017 Prize Nominations Open

12/06/2016

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.

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4S President’s message – November 2016

11/11/2016

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

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4S President’s message – October 2016

10/11/2016

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...

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4S President’s message – September 2016

10/08/2016

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

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4S President’s message – August 2016

08/27/2016

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

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President’s Message, July 2016

07/14/2016

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

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