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JUNE 17-19, 2021 : VIII STS Italia Conference : University of Trieste

Over the past months we have been waiting for the pandemic situation to improve and allow us to plan an on-site event. Unfortunately, the conditions are too uncertain to make such a decision and, therefore, STS Italia members, the STS Italia Board together with the organizing team have decided to hold the VIII STS Italia Conference online.

We are working to design and implement a conference format that can foster interaction and active participation: an ad hoc conference platform is being created. We will communicate the full details about the platform by the late registration deadline of April 16, 2021.

Registration will start on 25 January,2021


The conference is organized by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Trieste. 


The major theme refers to the complex and ambivalent role of technoscience and innovation in constituting societies – making possibilities flourish, but also creating new vulnerabilities. The conference will welcome empirical and theoretical contributions addressing diverse aspects of the social study of science, technology and innovation from different disciplines and fields, such as anthropology, economics, design, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, semiotics and sociology.


September 23, 2020               

October 23, 2020                       

October 31, 2020                     

November 9, 2020                        

December 18, 2020

January 22, 2021

February 21, 2021

April 16, 2021

May 23, 2021

June 17–19, 2021


Call for tracks on "STS in (post)-pandemic age" published --> EXPIRED

Deadline for special track submission                                       --> EXPIRED

Notification of track acceptance or rejection                        --> EXPIRED

Reopening of the call for abstracts                                        --> EXPIRED

Deadline for abstract submission                                          --> EXPIRED

Notification of abstract acceptance / rejection & announcement of logistics

Early registration deadline                                                      --> EXPIRED

Late registration deadline

Publication of the final conference programme



Amade M'charek
Dimitris Papadopoulos
René Von Schomberg
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