Hi all,

a reminder about the below Call for Submissions for the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference happening in Sydney later this year. As indicated below, there are a number of different ways to participate, and a number of exciting events happening in and around the conference. Further, we are expecting an exciting range of international Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars to be in attendance, including Ruha Benjamin, Kim Tallbear, Karen Barad, Kim Fortun, Bill Maurer, Elizabeth Povinelli, Lochlann Jain, and many more. 

The Call for Submissions closes next week - 1 February!




4S Sydney 2018 

Call for Submissions

Closes February 1st 2018

We are excited to announce that 4sSydney (August 29th - September 1st 2018) is now open for submissions:


On this website you will find information about submitting a closed panels and single papers, a paper to an open panel, a Making and Doing session; and an exciting new addition to the 4S program, the STS Across Borders Exhibit.

Our theme – TRANSnational STS – encourages presentations, panels, and other events that deepen and extend the transnational character of the Society itself, while engaging issues invoked by both the TRANS prefix (across, beyond, to change thoroughly), and by the problematic and evolving status of ‘nations’ in processes of global ordering.

Over one hundred open panels have been accepted from scholars on every continent and covering every major STS theme. Please consider contributing to what is certain to be a rich and diverse regional conference – by submitting, by adding to our collection of translations of the conference (currently 18 languages) or by contributing to the bloghighlighting our two plenary themes, Indigenous STS and Querying STS Geneaologies.

Please share this call to your networks far and wide, email us with any questions, and follow us on twitter or join our mailing list for updates.

Emma Kowal and Matt Kearnes, Program Chairs