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Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies - STS Conference Graz 2014


“Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies”

GRAZ, AUSTRIA, May 05-06, 2014

We invite interested researchers in the areas of science and technology studies and sustainability studies to give presentations. The conference provides a forum to discuss on a broad variety of topics in these fields – especially abstracts are encouraged which refer to aspects of the mentioned conference themes and special sessions.


- Gendered careers and disciplinary cultures in science and technology

- Life Sciences/Biotechnology

- Towards Low-Carbon Energy Systems

- Challenges in Green Public Procurement Research

- Sustainable Food Systems


-- Special Session 1: Social justice and Diversity

-- Special Session 2: Energy systems in transition – strategies of incumbent actors

-- Special Session 3: Energy Consumption in Organizational Settings

-- Special Session 4: Foodscapes Beyond the Alternative/Conventional Food Networks Binary

-- Special Session 5: Key Concepts of Agro-Food Studies

-- Special Session 6: Bodies – Technologies – Gender

-- Special Session 7: The politics of ICTs

-- Special Session 8: Inside the Parliament

-- Special Session 9: From STS to SSH: Translating STS concepts for the study of social sciences and humanities (SSH)

-- Special Session 10: Societal discourse on Synthetic Biology

For more information on the call and the specific outlines of the conference themes and special sessions please visit:

Submissions should be sent to Thomas Berger ( ) until January 31, 2014 as a DOC/DOCX-file.

Abstracts should include no more than 250 words, comprising detailed contact information, affiliation and specification of the conference theme or special session you are referring to.

The STS Conference Graz 2014 is the joint annual conference of STS - the Institute of Science and Technology Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt - Vienna - Graz, IFZ - the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture and IAS-STS - the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society.

Best regards,
Thomas Berger (conference organizer)


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