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Call for Papers and Panel Proposals for the Nordic STS Conference

Third Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference

May 31-June 2, 2017, University of Gothenburg


The field of science and technology studies (STS) has grown rapidly in the Nordic countries and the purpose of the biannual Nordic STS conference is to stimulate scientific exchanges among STS scholars by providing a regional forum for presenting on-going work and initiating informal dialogues. At the third Nordic STS conference the keynote speakers are: David Demortain, INRA, Ulrike Felt, University of Vienna and Helen Verran, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University.

The initiative of organizing the first Nordic STS conference in 2013, coincided with an effort to create a Nordic STS network by strengthening intellectual ties between existing national networks. It was organized by the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture/TIK, at the University of Oslo and the Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture/KULT at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, The second Nordic STS conference took place in 2015 and was organized by the Techno-Anthropology Research Group at Aalborg University in collaboration with the Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies (DASTS). The third conference is going to take place in Gothenburg, 2017.

The scientific committee and the organizing committee of the Nordic STS conference are now opening up a call for papers and panels for the third Nordic STS conference. Paper proposals should be no longer than 300 words and contain name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s). Proposal for thematic panels (3-4 papers) should be short (no longer than 300 words) and contain a brief description of the theme, names and institutional affiliations of the presenters and organisers, and suggestions for papers (title and authors) to be included in the panel (abstract for the papers suggested to be included in the panels are submitted separately). Panels that include scholars from more than one Nordic country are particularly encouraged. The organizing committee can help in identifying potential participants from other Nordic countries (contact:

Abstracts for papers and panels should be submitted no later than 1 March 2017. Accepted panels and papers will be notified no later than 1 April. Proposals for panels and papers should be sent to:

 The conference is organized by the Department of Sociology and Work Science and Theory of Science at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg.


Scientific committee:

Kristin Asdal, University of Oslo

C-F Helgesson, University of Linköping

Sampsa Hyysalo, Aalto University

Christopher Gad, IT-University of Copenhagen


Organizing committee:

Linda Soneryd, University of Gothenburg

Johan Söderberg, University of Gothenburg

Doris Lydahl, University of Gothenburg

  For more information about the conference, see the conference webpage which is updated continously: