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The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is a nonprofit, professional association.  It was founded in 1975 and now has an international membership of over 1200. 

The main purpose of 4S is to bring together those interested in understanding science, technology, and medicine, including the way they develop and interact with their social contexts. 

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Scenes from the Buenos Aires meeting. Thanks to Sulfikar Amir for the first 24 wonderful images. Thanks to Fred Grinnell for the tango action shot.

4S News

Presidents Message #15

New Prize formats, Making and Doing presentations, more...

Seeking Nominees for 4S Council

Proposed Revision to 4S Charter

Seeking Nominees for 2015 4S Mentoring Award

ISSC Forum 2015

Watch for news about 4S participation in the International Social Science Council, the World Social Science Forum, 2015 in South Africa.