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A collection of STS news items, in the order submitted, including grants and awards, new books and other publications, and people news.

New book by David J Hess, Undone Science (2016, MIT Press)

New book by David J Hess, Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions (2016, MIT Press)

As the fields of social movement studies (SMS) and science and technology studies (STS) have diversified in topical focus, they have moved closer to each other. SMS has ...

New Book from Suryanarayanan and Kleinman: Vanishing Bees (2016, Rutgers University Press)


In 2005, beekeepers in the United States began observing a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon: once-healthy colonies of bees were suddenly collapsing, leaving behind empty hives full of honey and pollen. Over the following decade, widespread honeybee deaths—some of which have ...

New Dear Colleague Letter from the NSF Social and Behavioral Sciences directorate

Dear Colleague Letter: Robust and Reliable Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

“With this Dear Colleague Letter, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) announces its interest in stimulating research and other activities to enhance the ...

Two special issues on ‘Science and Science Fiction’ by the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society

Two special issues on 'Science and Science Fiction' by the academic journal Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, guest co-edited by Alexander I. Stingl and Sabrina M. Weiss, have been published.

The first special issue was published a few months back as:

Bulletin of Science Technology and ...

New Volume honoring Leigh Star wins 2016 Best Information Science Book Award

The new book, Boundary Objects and Beyond: Working with Leigh Star, edited by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke and Ellen Balka (MIT Press, 2016) has won the 2016 Best Information Science Book Award from the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

The Jury ...

Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award, Society for Applied Anthropology

Deadline: December 31 2016

The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences.

Three cash prizes will be awarded:

First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,500
Third prize: $500

In addition, each of the three winners ...

New Book by Lisa Messeri: Placing Outer Space (2016, Duke University Press)

Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds
by Lisa Messeri

Messeri takes readers into the work of planetary scientists at the Mars Desert Research Station, NASA, a Chilean observatory, and labs at MIT. Ranging from mapping to simulation, from visualizations to observations, ...

New books from Mattering Press

Mattering Press, a new Open Access STS book publisher, is delighted to share the news with you that our first four books have been published. The electronic versions of the books are available for free on our website, and hard copies can be bought online at Amazon – or in person at the 4S/EASST ...

100&Change grant for $100 million, MacArthur Foundation

Deadline: October 03 2016

The MacArthur Foundation has announced a new competition that will award a single $100 million grant for a proposal to help make measurable progress toward solving a problem affecting people, places or the planet. The program seeks ideas that address real problems and offer solutions that are ...

EASST Amsterdamska award

The Amsterdamska award will be made for a significant creative collaboration in an edited book or special issue in the broad field of science and technology studies.

Selection will be based on an anthology in the broad field of STS, that through its publication process (such as series of ...

New Book by Sheila Jasanoff: The Ethics of Invention (Norton, 2016)

We live in a world increasingly governed by technology—but to what end?

Technology rules us as much as laws do. It shapes the legal, social, and ethical environments in which we act. Every time we cross a street, drive a car, or go to the doctor, we submit to the silent power of technology. ...

New Book by Laura Mauldin: Made to Hear (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)

Made to Hear
Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children
Laura Mauldin
University of Minnesota Press | 232 pages | 5 b&w photos | 1 table | 2016
ISBN 978-0-8166-9725-0 | paper | $25.00
ISBN 978-0-8166-9724-3 | cloth | $87.50
A Quadrant Book

The social consequences of the medicalization of ...

New Book by Doug Hill, Not So Fast: Thinking Twice about Technology, U of Georgia Press, forthcoming

Not So Fast: Thinking Twice about Technology
Doug Hill
A critical examination of the character of technology and its impacts


There’s a well-known story about an older fish who swims by two younger fish and asks, “How’s the water?” The younger fish are puzzled. “What’s ...

New Book by Jennifer Gabrys: Program Earth (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)

New Book by Jennifer Gabrys: Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet
University of Minnesota Press, 2016

Sensors are everywhere. Small, flexible, economical, and computationally powerful, they operate ubiquitously in environments. They compile ...

New Book by Hugh Gusterson, Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press, 2016)

Drones are changing the conduct of war. Deployed at presidential discretion, they can be used in regular war zones or to kill people in such countries as Yemen and Somalia, where the United States is not officially at war. Advocates say that drones are more precise than conventional bombers, ...

New Book: CyberGenetics. Health Genetics and New Media (Routledge, 2016)

CyberGenetics. Health Genetics and New Media, by Anna Harris, Susan Kelly and Sally Wyatt

Available from Routledge, May 2016

Online genetic testing services are increasingly being ...

New Edited Volume on Scientific culture in Latin America, Políticas públicas e instrumentos…

Políticas públicas e instrumentos para el desarrollo de la cultura científica en América Latina by Ernesto Fernandes Polcuch, Alessandro Bello & Luisa Massarani, edited by UNESCO.

More info: and ...

New Edited Volume from Hindmarsh and Priestley, The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain

The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain (2016, Routledge)
Edited by Richard Hindmarsh, Rebecca Priestley

The Fukushima Effect offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the international effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown four years out from the disaster. Grounded in the ...

New Book from Bruno Cardoso: Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética

Todos os Olhos: videovigilancia voyerismos e (re)producao imagética, by Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, edited for UFRJ, Brazil.


Todos os olhos: videovigilâncias, voyeurismos e (re)produção imagética, livro de Bruno Vasconcelos Cardoso, acaba de ser lançado pela Editora UFRJ e aborda ...