Suomen tieteen- ja teknologiantutkimuksen seura ry

Past Events

Symposium on Science and Technology Studies:

Ideals and practice of interdisciplinary research

Tampere 14-15 June 2018
University of Tampere, Finland

Keynote speakers:
Reader Jane Calvert
Senior Research Fellow Jaana Parviainen
Associate Professor Juha Tuunainen
University Reseacher Caterina Marchionni


Symposium on Science and Technology Studies:

Experimentation and Evidence

Helsinki, 8-9 June 2017
Venue: The House of Science and Letters (Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland)

Keynote speakers:
Professor Barbara Prainsack, King's College London
Professor Michael Guggenheim, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Ilpo Helén, University of Eastern Finland
Associate Professor Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Tampere


Symposium on Science and Technology Studies: Expertise and its tensions

Helsinki, 2 June 2016
Venue: The House of Science and Letters (Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland)

Keynote speakers:
Professor Steven Yearley, University of Edinburgh
Principal Scientist Maria Åkerman, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


Science and Technology Studies Symposium: Digitalization and Science
Helsinki, 9 June 2015

Venue: University of Helsinki, Metsätalo building (Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki)

Plenary speakers:

Reader Dhiraj Murthy, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Timo Honkela, Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki


Local knowledge, global networks
Turku, Finland, 19 September 2013

Time: 17.30-18.45
Venue: University of Turku, Publicum building, hall Pub3, Assistentinkatu 7, Turku

- Professor Steve Woolgar (Saïd Business School, Oxford University): Mundane Governance: ontology and accountability
- Commentaries by Senior Researcher Seppo Poutanen (University of Turku) and Team Leader, PhD Eveliina Saari (The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
- Discussion

Event is open for all.

Website of Steve Woolgar:

Organized by:
The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies
Sociology, Department of Social Research, University of Turku
The Finnish Post-graduate School for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

About the speakers:

Professor Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is world renown for his path breaking research with Bruno Latour (1979) in modern science and technology studies. He is highly esteemed as a sociologist of science, technology, organizations, accounting and innovation. His current work focuses on the areas of mundane governance, neuromarketing and web-based rating and ranking schemes, and the shift from epistemology to ontology in STS.

Professor Woolgar's lecture in the Local Knowledge, Global Networks Event will expose his thesis about the shift towards ontology in Science and Technology Studies.

Dr. Eveliina Saari, team leader, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, has studied construction of new research areas, dynamics of collaboration of research groups, systems of innovation, learning in networks, etc. She has published in Science, technology, and human values, Science studies, American journal of evaluation, International journal of quality and service sciences, and Technology analysis and strategic management.

Dr. Seppo Poutanen, adjunct professor, Sociology, University of Turku, has studied genetic screening, epistemic communities, and the discussion on critical realism. He has published in Critical public health, Journal of Critical realism, Sociological research online, Social epistemology, International journal of the humanities, and International journal of gender and entrepreneurship.

The Conference on Higher Education and Innovation Research: Visions of Higher Education in 2030

22–23 April 2013
Helsinki, Finland

The Conference on Higher Education and Innovation Research will contemplate the future and visualize what kind of higher education we should have in the year 2030. The visualisations will encompass several dimensions of higher education, e.g. academic professions, financial basis of higher education, higher education policy, teaching and learning, as well as the role of higher education in solving the grand challenges facing society and humankind.

Further information about the conference and its workshops can be found at conference website.

Conference is organized by HEGOM research group (University of Helsinki), Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland, Edistyksellinen tiedeliitto, The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies, and The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL).