Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
Held jointly with ESOCITE
Buenos Aires, 20-23 August 2014
Intercontinental Hotel, (City Center)
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The general theme of the conference will be “Science in context(s): Souths and Norths”, which refers to the opportunity for 4S scholars to meet colleagues (and research traditions) from other parts of the world, and especially from the South, giving rise to new dialogues and exchanges. However, as in previous 4S Annual Meetings, panels and papers on other topics are also welcome.
Call for "Open Panels"
4S and ESOCITE accepted proposals for ‘open panels’. The selected open panels will later be included as part of the formal call for papers. A ‘panel’ is a session of papers that address a shared theme. The purpose of calling for open panels is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the 4S/ESOCITE community. Like any meeting session, an ‘open panel’ is a paper session with a theme and a responsible chairperson(s). The difference is that it is not submitted already filled up with papers. Rather, open panel themes are subsequently included in the call for papers (opening December 15), and authors nominate their paper for one or more panels. An open panel may extend across up to three sessions of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 15 papers).
Proposers of open panels commit to work closely with the program chairs to achieve the final composition of their panels, and they must be prepared to chair the panel or suggest colleagues who are willing to do so.
The 4S is the oldest and largest scholarly association devoted to studying science, technology and society. The annual meeting attracts over 1,000 scholars. Many attendees look forward to the book exhibit for finding new books for class, for their research, and for staying current in the field. Visit the Exhibitors page for information on how to participate. http://www.4sonline.org/meeting/exhibitors
The Mentorship Program has become a popular part of the 4S conference. The goal of the program is to exchange ideas with junior scholars and support their career development. A mentoring relationship assumes a minimum of one conversation at the 4S conference. It is hoped that mentoring relationships will also continue with at least two follow-up phone calls or emails during the following 12 months. We will match new scholars with more experienced scholars and make an effort to assign mentors outside of one's university. We hope that the mentoring project will allow new scholars to feel more at home in the STS community.
Visit the Mentorship Program registration page for more information and to sign up: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting/mentorship_program
Travel Support for Students
Applications for travel grants open after acceptance notices are sent. See http://www.4sonline.org/meeting/travel_grants
The meeting “home page” is at http://www.4sonline.org/meeting.