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Call for papers: Science Studies Symposium 2022, Helsinki, June 9-10

Collaborative research environments and engagements across disciplinary and
institutional divides


The necessity of interdisciplinary research collaboration and partnering across professional and institutional divides is a mainstream discourse in today’s academic culture. Funders are keen to support collaboration for innovative results and effective scientific and technological solutions that match the complexity of societal problems. Below this general desire for interdisciplinarity, the
aspects, benefits, and problems of actuating collaboration across disciplinary and institutional divides are a matter of situated practices, conventions, and tacit understandings of how collaboration can be made to work – if it can be made to work. Especially without prior experience, the organization and practicalities of such endeavors are hard to fathom, yet most scholars are at some point likely to find themselves working on projects that require collaborative skills and

Are these engagements and collaborations delivering what they promise? What are the promises? How do we collaborate? What triumphs, difficulties, and challenges are typical to these arrangements in practice?

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The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies

The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies was founded in 1985 to support the research, teaching and publication of science and technology studies in Finland. The society brings together a broad range of researchers, such as sociologists, philosophers, historians, media scholars, psychologists and many other experts who are interested in the study of science and technology studies.

The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies publishes international peer-reviewed journal called Science & Technology Studies (formerly Science Studies). Science & Technology Studies is the official journal of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology.



Membership fee is 30 € (15 € for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Science and Technology Studies, pensioners, and unemployed). You can join as a member by filling the following form:

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Executive Committee

Executive committee 2021


Jaakko Taipale (University of Helsinki), jaakko.taipale [at]


Otto Auranen (Academy of Finland), otto.auranen [at]

José A. Cañada (University of Helsinki), jose.a.canada [at]

Terhi Esko (University of Helsinki), terhi.esko [at]

Outi Koskinen (University of Helsinki), outi.koskinen [at]

Erika Lilja (Tampere University) erika.lilja [at]

Ilkka Lähteenmäki (University of Oulu), ilkka.o.lahteenmaki [at]

Reetta Muhonen (University of Turku and Tampere University), reetta.muhonen [at]

Anuradha Nayak (University of Lapland), anuradha.nayak [at]

Minna Saariketo (Stockholm University), minna.vigren [at]

Sampsa Saikkonen (University of Helsinki), sampsa.saikkonen [at]

Samuel Salovaara (University of Lapland), samuel.salovaara [at]

Secretary and treasurer

Ville Heilala (University of Jyväskylä), secretary [at]

Contact Information

Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies
secretary [at]

Science & Technology Studies journal

Coordinating editor Salla Sariola
salla.sariola [at]