The 2nd International Conference on Global Science, Technology, and Society (GlobalSTS 2.0)

Makassar, Indonesia. July 24-27, 2019

A sequel to the first conference held at Nanyang Technological University in 2014, GlobalSTS 2.0 aims to extend the exchange of scholarly works of STS researchers around the world that emphasize transnational dimensions of science, technology, and society. We invite STS scholars from various backgrounds and disciplines to engage in lively debates and productive discussions in the academic event, which takes place in an unusual site outside the EuroAmerican sphere where different scales of globality are located.

GlobalSTS 2.0 brings a theme on “Between the Land and the Sea: Knowledge Transformation and Changing Knowledge Production.” It focuses on the shifting nature of our environments that is deeply affecting human societies around the world. This is particularly poignant in the context of maritime societies and waterfront cities. The theme resonates to many transnational issues that individuals, communities, and institutions are facing today, thus calling for scholarly responses to the emerging challenges in all aspects of our life. Sub-themes include, but not limited to:

• Sustainability and Governance
• Biodiversity and Vernacular Knowledge
• Social Changes and Green Development • Climate Change and the Anthropocene
• Risk, Disaster and Resilience
• Infrastructures and Urban Transitions
• Medicine and Public health
• Digitalization and Data Analytics
• Energy Politics, etc.


Individual Papers (author name, affiliation, a title and an abstract of 200 words)

Panel Proposals (chair name and all presenter names with affiliation, a panel title and an abstract of 200 words, and paper titles and abstracts of 150 words)

Non-paper presentations (film screening, art performance, exhbition, etc.)

Please send submissions in a word file to globalSTS:

Keynote Speaker

Michael M.J. Fischer (Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and STS at MIT)


Fort Rotterdam (Benteng Makassar) is a 17th century Dutch fort located in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Key Dates
10 January – 28 February 2019
15 March 2019
1 April – 24 July 2019
24 – 26 July 2019
27 July 2019

More information at

Hosted by
University of Hasanuddin

Nanyang Technological University & The Indonesian Young Academy of Science

Officially endorsed by Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)



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