The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies


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4th Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference: CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

4th Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference
Conference: June 13-14, 2019
Pre-Conference: June 12, 2019
Tampere University, Finland

The field of science and technology studies (STS) has become increasingly prominent in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the biennial Nordic STS conference is to promote exchange of ideas and collaboration among STS scholars by providing a regional forum for presenting on-going research, networking, and initiating new ideas and conversations. The Nordic STS conference has been organised since 2013, when the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture/TIK at University of Oslo took the initiative of organising the first conference.

We are happy to announce the 4th Nordic STS conference to be held at Tampere University, Finland, in June 13-14. A pre-conference workshop for junior researchers will take place June 12th. The conference is organised in collaboration with The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies and the Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Tampere University. The set of keynote speakers will be announced later.

This year the conference has a two-stage submission process. In this first stage, we invite scholars to submit thematic session proposals that introduce a particular area of study, research problem, or research approach relating to science and technology studies. Proposals for thematic sessions should be short (max. 300 words) and contain a brief description of the topic as well as the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of the session organisers. The accepted sessions will be published in the second stage of the submission process.

Please submit your session proposal by December 5, 2018, using the following link:

If you do not have a suggestion for a thematic session this year, don’t worry! We will publish a call for abstracts in December. You can then see if your research fits into one of the accepted thematic sessions or you can submit your abstract without an identified session (in which case, the conference organisers will place your presentation to a suitable session). The deadline for submitting abstracts will be January 18, 2019.

Summary of important dates:
1. Submission of session proposals: December 5, 2018
2. Submission of abstracts: January 18, 2019
3. Submission of abstracts for the pre-conference: January 18, 2019

The organisers of accepted sessions will be informed no later than December 12, 2018.
For more information about the conference, see the conference webpage.

Organising committee:
Reetta Muhonen, Tampere University (Chair)
Otto Auranen, Academy of Finland
Ismo Kantola, University of Turku
Elina I. Mäkinen, Tampere University
Minna Saariketo, Aalto University

Scientific committee:
Kristin Asdal, University of Oslo
C-F Helgesson, Linköping University/Uppsala University
Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University
Christopher Gad, IT-University of Copenhagen

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