This call opens on 27 November and closes on 12 February 2024.
During this time we welcome contributions to all Open Panels, Making & Doing contributions, stand-alone Workshops, Roundtables, Meet-Ups and Closed Panels. This page explains how to submit a Making & Doing contribution, Meet-Up, Workshop, Roundtable or Closed Panel.
If you are considering attending the conference, we strongly advise you to book your accommodation now, with a cancellation option, as accommodation prices are likely to be very high by the time you will receive notification of whether your abstract is accepted or not. Please see the accommodation information on the EASST conference website.
If you need a visa letter to apply for a Schengen visa, and you know the waiting times for visas are long in your area, you may want to seriously consider submitting your proposal well before the submission deadline.
How to receive a visa letter for conference participation: after you have submitted your proposal, you will receive a confirmation email. The email includes a link to our Visa data form – please fill this out if you require a visa letter from the conference organisers. We will send you the visa letter in due course. If the automatic confirmation email does not arrive in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you still cannot find it, contact the conference administrators: conference(at)easst4s2024.net.
All Making & Doing submissions must be made online via the form below, not by email. Contributing to the Making & Doing program does not count toward limits on conference participation described at the bottom of this page..
The Making & Doing program invites submissions of experimental work and exploratory practices that are best presented interactively, outside of a traditional panel format. Making & Doing encourages STS researchers to share work that extends beyond the academic paper or book. Contributions that take up speculative, participatory, and/or reflexive approaches to the study of science, technology and society, and that experiment with modes of knowledge production, expression and travel are particularly welcomed. By increasing the extent to which 4S members learn from one another about Making & Doing practices they have developed and enacted, the initiative seeks to highlight the flows of learning between STS and its many fields.
Making & Doing contribution submissions must consist of:
Submit your Making & Doing contribution proposal by clicking on the button below and filling out the proposal form.
Roundtable, Workshop and Closed Panel proposals should include a brief discussion of their contribution to STS, and, if relevant, to the theme of Making and Doing Transformations for the 2024 conference.
Workshops: conceptualised as practical events containing collective research activities, guided interactions and free-format exchanges leading to specific public outputs. A workshop may have up to two 90-minute sessions (due to high attendance and capacity restrictions, we may need to reduce this number to one session). Proposals must list the practical requirements of the workshop at the end of the long abstract: specifications for required space, materials, maximum number of participants etc.
Closed Panels: a closed panel is a pre-organised panel with invited presenters. A closed panel needs to be restricted to a single 90-minute session and is expected to contain 4-5 paper abstracts.
N.B. Submitting a Closed Panel involves some extra steps. Panel organisers are responsible for ensuring that all presentations (titles and abstracts) are entered into their proposed panels by their authors. The confirmation email received after panel submission contains the specific paper submission link to your panel. Forward that to the panels’ participants asking them to submit their paper proposals before the deadline.
Roundtables: here a group of scholars (usually no more than five) discusses themes/issues of general scholarly interest in front of (and subsequently with) an audience for the duration of a single 90-minute session. While a roundtable can include short (5-10 minute) contributions, the aim is to create a lively debate rather than focus on any one presenter. Please list/name roundtable contributors in your long abstract.
All Roundtables, Workshops and Closed Panels must be proposed via the online form (button below). You will first select which type of proposal you are submitting (Roundtable, Workshop or a Closed Panel) and then provide the following information:
The long abstract should include a brief discussion of its contribution to STS, and, if relevant, to the theme of the 2024 conference. (See examples of open panel topics from previous conferences here (EASST) and here (4S)). You may add names of any chairs/discussants, although you may also add those at a later stage.
After submission, the convenors will receive an automated confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please first check the conference login environment to see if your proposal is there (the login link is in the top right corner of this page). If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed or lost; if it is not, you will need to re-submit, as for some reason the process was not completed.
Remember that there are guidelines to the number of roles you can take at the conference, you can find the details at the bottom of this page.
Submit your Roundtable, Workshop or Closed Panel proposal by clicking on the button below and filling out the proposal form.
All Meet-Up submissions must be made online via the forms below, not by email. Organising a Meet-Up does not count toward limits on conference participation described below.
Meet-Ups are less formal social gatherings or meetings around research communities, publishing communities, shared approaches, research topics, or regional foci.
A Meet-Up proposal submissions must consist of:
Most Meet-Ups will be allocated 1-hour slots during lunch breaks, but we will accept a limited number of requests for longer sessions. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to request a longer session.
Submit your Meet-Up proposal by clicking on the button below and filling out the proposal form.
To maximise participation across the conference, the program committee will follow these guidelines in reviewing panel and paper submission:
The EASST-4S 2024 Amsterdam conference will be a face-to-face (f2f) event with a programme running for four full days, 16-19 July 2024 at the Athena Institute at VU Amsterdam. Plenary sessions will be streamed; other virtual participation will not be facilitated. The panel sessions will start early in the morning on the 16th, and run until the late afternoon of the 19th.