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Society for Social Studies of Science

What is 4S?

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is an international, nonprofit scholarly society founded in 1975. 4S fosters interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship in social studies of science, technology, and medicine (a field often referred to as STS). Membership in the society is open to anyone interested in understanding developments in science, technology, or medicine in relation to their social contexts.

All About 4S Membership

For renewals, the member directory, and meeting registration, visit the Member Portal.

Backchannels

Backchannels provides an outlet for alternative-format scholarly communications, publishing shorter, timelier, media-rich communiques of interest to the global STS community.

Developing New STS Minors: The Case of Cal Poly

Projects / Richard D. Besel

title From the interesting experience of Cal Poly, Richard Besel draws lessons for schools that want to establish STS programs.

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Technoscience Updates

The most recent postings to the Profession pages, emailed monthly to 4S members.

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