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EASST 2014 Conference "Situating Solidarities: social challenges for science and technology studies"

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Date: September 17-19, 2014
Location / Venue: Torun, Poland


The EASST conference 2014 addresses the dynamics and interrelationships between science, technology and society. Contributors are invited to address the meeting’s theme of ‘Situating Solidarities’ though papers on any topic relevant to the wider field are also welcome.

The theme of ‚situating solidarities’ addresses asymmetries of power through a focus on material, situated sociotechnical configurations. Heterogeneous networks of actors are stabilised to different degrees through complex negotiations. Political and ethical engagement is a central concern for a view of science as changes in collective practice, rather than as individual contemplation.


January 8 2014: Proposal for convenors and thematic tracks deadline

Early February 2014: Communication to the convenors of acceptance of tracks

Mid-February 2014: Call for submission of abstracts with the final track list included

March 28: Deadline for abstracts submission

May 16: Communication of acceptance/rejection of abstracts to authors and opening of online registrations

For more information please visit the EASST conference website.