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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 from Shirley Sun: Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

Shirley Sun. Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia (Routledge, 2017). Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

This book contributes to a growing body of literature on the molecularization of identities by tracing and analyzing "personalized medicine" as it ...

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 ...

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 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 ...