Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2017


Professor Iris Eisenberger is chairing a panel session on ‘Citizen Science Politics and Practices‘. The panel is part of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), which takes places in Boston, Massachusetts, from August 30 to September 2, 2017.

Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2017

Conference theme: STS (In)Sensibilities

If sensibility is the ability to grasp and to respond, how might we articulate the (in)sensibilities of contemporary technoscience? How, similarly, can we reflect on the extent and limits of our own sensibilities as STS scholars, teachers, and activists? The conference theme invites an open reading and exploration of how the world is made differently sense-able through multiple discourses and practices of knowledge-making.

As part of this conference, Iris Eisenberger (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna) and Melanie Dulong de Rosnay (ISCC CNRS Paris Sorbonne) are chairs of the panel ‘Citizen Science Politics and Practices II’, which takes place on September 1.

The panel invites STS scholars, historians of science and techno-legal researchers to propose case studies and theoretical contributions exploring the boundaries of citizen science, as well as its techno-scientific and public policy impact for community-building, civic participation, the development of commons, and the production of knowledge.

Further information about the Society for Social Studies of Science and the conference program can be found here.


25.08.2017