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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.


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”’


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