STS Across Borders (STSAB)


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Created date

August 10, 2018

Critical Commentary

STS Across Borders showcases Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholarship from different regions, diasporas, and genealogies. Digital collections developed as part of STS Across Borders explore different ways STS developed across time and space, and the structures, infrastructures, and systems that have allowed–or worked against–the cultivation of STS modes of thinking. Digital collections can be presented in many languages: the goal is to build deeply diverse grounds for the future of STS and of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S).

STS Across Borders collections could have various kinds of foci. Examples of these include collections that feature:

  • STS in a particular country or region (STS in Chile, India, or Japan, for example)

  • STS in a particular department/ educational program (at Deakin University, Nottingham University, or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, for example)

  • An STS journal (such as East Asian Science, Technology, and Society: An International Journal)

  • Events/ Phenomena/ Social Movements of interest and relevance to STS (such as the Caminata para la Ciencia)

The goal of STS Across Borders is to support collective engagement across such different traditions and enactments of STS. STS Across Borders collections will be presented as a gallery-style exhibit at the 4S annual meetings in Sydney, Australia (Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2018), furthering the conference theme, TRANSnational STS. Beyond the Sydney conference, STS Across Borders exhibits could also be installed in various STS departments, library foyers, or in local science museums. Digital collections prepared as part of STS Across Borders also can be engaged in multiple ways beyond the Sydney conference: for example, for individual research, workshops (online or in-person), and classes.

STSAB is an iteration of PECE.



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