4S 2019 prizes

New Orleans. September, 2019

The 2019 Bernal Prize for distinctive, career-spanning contributions to STS has been awarded to Professor Emily Martin (emerita, New York University). This is an especially timely honor! Recall that Professor Martin gave a keynote lecture at 4S’s 1994 meeting in New Orleans.  Her Bernal lecture at this year’s conference will be on Saturday afternoon, September 7. (Also see the recent New Yorker article about Martin, An Anthropologist Investigates How We Think About How We Think — a wonderful resource for teaching!) Continue reading

3rd International Summer School for Sciences: History of Physics, Theory and Nature of Science & People without Frontiers

Lille. June 3-6, 2019


The aim of the IDTC Lille International Summer Schools is to provide a platform to the young researchers, post-doc, Ph.D. candidates teachers and practitioners from both academia as well as education School to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field. Particularly ISSHPSE 2019 mainly aims to improve-innovate scientific, historical/literature and philosophical techniques of investigations within science teaching making education and foundations of sciences more interesting, theoretical and experimental standpoints. Further, it is recognized that science is an important component of the EU cultural heritage and provides the most important explanations of the material world. Recently fewer youths seem to be interested in science and technical subjects. Does the problem lie in wider socio cultural changes, and the ways in which young people in the EU countries now live and wish to shape their lives? Alternatively, is it due to failings within science education itself? How make sure reasoning-learning & conceptual frameworks, critical attitude & didactic theories? What does mean today: Schooling, Professionalization & Institutions? Continue reading

WTMC Summer School Experimenting, or Trying to Change the World with STS

Soeterbeeck (Netherlands). August 26 -30, 2019

Anchor teacher: Michael Guggenheim

The WTMC Summer School is aimed at PhD candidates who are in the first phase of preparing their doctoral dissertations. The Summer School will offer many interesting insights in terms of both methodology and content. This year, the Summer School will focus on Experimenting: Trying to Change the World with STS. We are delighted that Michael Guggenheim will act as this year’s anchor teacher. Continue reading

FLACSO Escuela de Verano de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad-CTS 2019

FLACSO CTS Verano 2019

Quito. July 1-5, 2019

Cursos de Formación Continua – Escuela de Verano de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad-CTS 2019

FLACSO Ecuador convoca a la I Escuela de Verano en Estudios de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad que tendrá lugar en Quito del 1 al 6 de julio. Esta es la primera vez que se reúne a académicos, profesionales y tomadores de decisión para profundizar conocimientos y desarrollar habilidades para afrontar los retos de la innovación en el país. Tecnología autónoma, inteligencia artificial e innovación social. Continue reading

Maintainers III: Practice, Policy and Care

Washington, D.C. October 6-9, 2019

Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

The third in a series of conferences that celebrates and unpacks the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world.

Maintainers III Goals

Bring together practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and activists who have deep engagements with maintenance
Develop and sustain communities of practice in specialized areas
Contribute to a broad public movement around the importance of maintenance and maintainers in modern life. Continue reading