EASST- 4S 2024 Amsterdam: Making and Doing Transformations

The 2024 quadrennial joint meeting of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is hosted by the Athena – Research and Education Institute at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam).

Several Open Panels are co-organized by CSI members. You are welcome to attend. Links to each session are provided below. Alondra Nelson and Brice Laurent will be the speakers during the presidential plenary.

Making Policy and/as STS Scholarship

EASST-4S 2024 Presidential Plenary and Opening
Tuesday 16 July 2024, 17:45-19:15, Aula, main building

Speakers:
Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, where she leads the Science, Technology, and Social Values (ST&SV) Lab.
Brice Laurent, senior researcher at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation at Mines Paris and director of the Social Sciences, Economics & Society Department at ANSES, the French public health and safety agency.

Convened and moderated by: Maja Horst and Anne Pollock

Short Abstract: This presidential plenary explores the generativity of working across STS scholarship on the one hand and engagement in policy-making on the other. In the context of a conference theme that is interested in impact, we observe that STS both generates and thinks about impact in diverse ways.

Opening science: transformations of academic knowledge production and dissemination

Traditional Open Panel P062 at conference EASST-4S 2024 Amsterdam: Making and Doing Transformations.
Session 1: Wednesday 17 July 2024, 11:00-12:30
Session 2: Wednesday 17 July 2024, 9:00-10:30

Convenors:

Didier Torny (CSI – Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, i3 UMR CNRS, Mines Paris-PSL)
Quentin Dufour (CMH – Centre Maurice Halbwachs, ENS-EHESS)

Short Abstract: For many national governments, transnational and international organizations, we are in the age of open science. But, in practice, their injuctions raise many questions for STS scholars. The panel will tackle the multiple implementations of OS and highlight how openness transforms existing issues.

The Environmentalization of Economics

Traditional Open Panel P078 at conference EASST-4S 2024 Amsterdam: Making and Doing Transformations.
Session 1: Tuesday 16 July 2024, 10:30-12:00
Session 2: Tuesday 16 July 2024, 13:30-15:00

Convenors:

Alexandre Violle (CSI – Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, i3 UMR CNRS, Mines Paris-PSL)
Béatrice Cointe (CSI – Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, i3 UMR CNRS, Mines Paris-PSL)
Kewan Mertens (Armines, CSI – Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, i3 UMR CNRS, Mines Paris-PSL)

Short Abstract: The “environmentalization of economics” investigates how attempts to account for the environment are changing practices, tools and epistemologies in economics. This invites us to question which economy and which environment are being jointly produced, and what possibilities may thereby be ruled out.

Sensory interfaces: Research through sonic experimentations at the intersection of STS and Design

Combined Format Open Panel P163 at conference EASST-4S 2024 Amsterdam: Making and Doing Transformations.
Session 1: Friday 19 July 2024, 9:00-10:30
Session 2: Friday 19 July 2024, 11:00-12:30

Convenors:

Léone-Alix Mazaud (CSI – Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, i3 UMR CNRS, Mines Paris-PSL)
Juan Gomez (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Geneva University of Arts Design)

Short Abstract: This panel aims to bring together STS and Design research to engage in a cross-disciplinary exploration of and trough sound. How to form a critical sonic practice that enables new forms of sensitivities to be part of the scientific process as legitimate ways of knowledge production?

Do you need a laboratory if you have a project? How projectification transforms public research and research collectives

Traditional Open Panel P169 at conference EASST-4S 2024 Amsterdam: Making and Doing Transformations.
Session 1: Wednesday 17 July 2024, 16:00-17:30

Convenors:

Anne-Gaëlle Beurier (LPED, Sorbonne Nouvelle University)
Victoria Brun (CSI – Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, i3 UMR CNRS, Mines Paris-PSL)

Short Abstract: While project-grant programmation grows for science funding, research projects take diverse forms. The panel examines the transformations this policy instrument induces in terms of organization, division of labor, formation of scientific collectives and political commitment.