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4S President’s Message – February 2018

02/18/2018

Bernal, Fleck, and Carson Prizes announced. Call for nominations for President, Council, and student rep.

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Seeking Nominations for the 4S Council, 6S (Student Section) and President

02/18/2018

4S will runs its annual election in April, seeking to fill seats for four Council members and one 6S (Student Section) representative, all of whom will serve August 2018-August 2021. We will also elect the next President of 4S, who will serve August 2019-August 2021 (serving as President-elect for the coming year).
The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2018.

Nomination forms are available here:
http://www.4sonline.org/council_nom
http://www.4sonline.org/pres_nom
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4S President’s Message – January 2018

01/22/2018

4S Community,

Happy new year!  We have important work to do in 2018.  Thanks to all of you who have been in touch to share ideas and plans.  I appreciate the feedback.  

At the 4S Council (quarterly) meeting in early January, we outlined a series of reports that will be shared with 4S members at the end of the summer then discussed both online and in Sydney.  

Council member Sara Wylie will chair 4S’s standing committee on “Resolutions and Public Engagement,” producing a report that...

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4sSydney Update

01/22/2018

Feb 1 deadline for submissions

Now is the time to check our submissions page and decide how you would like to participate in 4sSydney.

You can submit closed panels and single papers, a paper to one of the 115 open panels, a Making and Doing session; or submit to an exciting new addition to the 4S program, the STS Across Borders Exhibit, which includes the opportunity to be part of the Contributing Editors program.

Our exciting program of affiliated events includes pre-conference workshops...

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Mentoring and Mullins Prize Nominations open through February 15

01/22/2018

There is still time to submit nominations for the 4S Mentoring Prize and the Mullins Prize for Exemplary Graduate Student Research

Eligibility for the Mentoring Award is not tied to participation in the mentoring program run at 4S conferences. Both mid-career and senior scholars are eligible. Nominations may be made by 4S members and should include a nomination form, a statement (1-5 pages) describing the nominee’s special mentoring approach and activities and the nominee's’ CV. 

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4S President’s message – December 2017

12/21/2017

The CDC, and linguistic correctness; STS Across Borders exhibit; Online access to STHV

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4S President’s message – November 2017

11/29/2017

It is time to nominate colleagues for 4S’s many prizes!  This is an important opportunity to think through where STS is as a field, and to honor exemplary work.  To make it easier to keep up with the nomination schedule, we are revising it so that nominations for all prizes are due December 15, 2017.  Nominations received earlier for the Edge, Fleck and Carson prizes will be included in updated sets.  Read about the different prizes and submit nominations and supporting material here.

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4S President’s message – October 2017

10/17/2017

4S Community,

As extreme events surround us (with floods, fires, guns and sexism, among other threats), the significance of STS and 4S is all the more clear to me. We have lots to work on!

Towards this, discussion at the 4S Council fall meeting focused on the long range and big picture, considering an array of possible new initiatives.  One thread of discussion focused on ways we could further diversify 4S, both within and among countries, both intellectually and socially. We also discussed...

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New Publisher Discounts

10/03/2017

The MIT Press is now offering 4S members 30% discounts on STS books and individual journal subscriptions.

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Call for Open Panels

10/02/2017

4S Sydney, Aug 29-Sep 1st 2018. Deadline for Submission: November 1st, 2017. Open panel topics, once accepted by the Program Committee, will be included in the general call for papers that will open on Dec 1st.

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