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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. 

Members Site

Scenes from past 4S meetings and their venues. Come to Buenos Aires!

4S News

Presidents Message

Spring Council meeting, open access journal, and more.

Primer on Latin American STS

Valuable background for 4S-ers heading south in 2014. Part One. Part Two.

New 4S Open Access Journal.

Nominations and proposals are sought for the position of Editor.

ISSC Forum 2015

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