Can Science Sovereignty & Science Diplomacy Co-exist?

Professor Aihwa Ong TransAsiaSTS and the Deakin Science and Society Network and are pleased to share that Professor Aiwha Ong will be giving a highly topical seminar on the 24th September, with incoming 4S president Professor Emma Kowal as discussant. The eventbrite link has more info, and you can simply join the youtube...

New book by Oliver Rollins – Conviction: The Making and Unmaking of the Violent Brain

(Stanford University Press) Biological explanations for violence have existed for centuries, as has criticism of this kind of controversial research, haunted by a long history of horrific abuse. Yet, this research program has endured because of, and not despite, its notorious legacy. Drawing on extensive analysis of neurobiological research, interviews...

Online book launch of The Imposter as Social Theory, featuring Gabriella Coleman

We are pleased to invite you to the online launch of the recently published volume The Imposter as Social Theory edited by Steve Woolgar, Else Vogel, David Moats and Claes-Fredrik Helgesson. Date: 22 September, 16:00-17:30 CET Registration (no later than 19 September!): https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/24681 The figure of the imposter can stir...

Programme for AsSIST-UK 2021 Conference : Online : 9-10 September 2021

We are delighted to announced that the AsSIST-UK 2021 Conference programme is now available online Reserve your place (reduced price for AsSIST-UK members). If you haven’t already done this, register here https://store.york.ac.uk/product-catalogue/sociology/assistuk-annual-conference-2021 The AsSIST-UK 2021 Conference will be in Gather.town to ensure an immersive online user experience––as if you were really at a conference!...

CERA Working Groups – Call for Proposals

The Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA) is an interdisciplinary center that connects scientists, scholars, policymakers, journalists and the general public with information about the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics and genomics (ELSI) and fosters a community of multi-disciplinary researchers focused on high priority ELSI issues. Funded...

NSF Research Traineeship Program Webinar

Please join NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences for an informational webinar about the NSF Research Traineeship Program. The event will take place Aug. 9 from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT. The NSF Research Traineeship Program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the...

NSF: Alan T. Waterman Award — Call for Nominations

The Alan T. Waterman Award is the highest honor awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). In 1975, Congress established the award in honor of the agency’s first director and to recognize outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation....

Shifting Geographies of Expertise and Policymaking

The India China Institute (ICI) will sponsor an international research seminar in 2021-2022 on the changing relationships between expertise and policymaking in India and China and beyond. In the last two decades, relationships between experts and policymaking have been transformed in both India and China. The response to the COVID-19...

New Book — Making & Doing by Gary Lee Downey and Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

Making & doing projects expand STS scholarship to include the trajectories of STS knowledge flow beyond the boundaries of the field by actively interweaving knowledge expression and travel with knowledge production. In this edited volume, contributors from around the world present and critically assess ten empirical making & doing projects....

NSF — Matthew Hora Lecture — The Challenge & Promise of Postsecondary Internships

Insights from Research on Recruitment, Program Design, Evaluation, and Accessibility June 22, 2021 1:00 PM  to  June 22, 2021 2:30 PM Register at https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Wro_AcduQMWG1jh3Kt_FeQ  Save the Date Please join EHR’s Division of Graduate Education and Matthew Hora, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for this lecture. Register in advance at https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Wro_AcduQMWG1jh3Kt_FeQ Abstract: ...

New book by Sal Restivo — Society and the Death of God

Former 4S president Sal Restivo has published Society and the Death of God (Routledge, 2021). From a sociological and anthropological perspective, this book provides a scientific argument for the position that God and the gods are human creations, contending that the severity of the threats currently faced by the world requires us to...