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Society for Social Studies of Science

STS Making and Doing

STS Making and Doing Exhibition

The STS Making and Doing Program aims at encouraging 4S members to share scholarly practices of participation, engagement, and intervention in their fields of study. It highlights scholarly practices for producing and expressing STS knowledge and expertise that extend beyond the academic paper or book. By increasing the extent to which 4S members learn from one another about practices they have developed and enacted, the initiative seeks to improve the effectiveness and influence of STS scholarship beyond the field and/or to expand the modes of STS knowledge production.

In addition to paper and session submissions, the 4S invites proposed presentations for the STS Making and Doing Session. Submissions for Making and Doing presentations are sought during abstract submission season for the Annual Meeting. Selected presentations will be displayed at an exhibition during the meeting.The STS Making and Doing program was premiered at the 2015 4S annual meeting in Denver. View the 2015 presentation summaries here.

Making and Doing returned for the Boston meeting. View the 2017 presentation summaries here.

Judging for the STS Making and Doing Award takes place during the meeting. This award formally acknowledges and celebrates distinctive achievements in practices of STS making and doing. It recognizes 4S members who have demonstrated scholarly excellence in formulating, enacting, and sharing theoretically-informed practices of participation, engagement, and intervention in their fields of study.