CfP: PhD Forum of the Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology and Society

10. April 2024
Call for papers

STS-CH, the Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology and Society, is launching the second edition of its PhD Forum open to all PhD students in Switzerland, independently of their discipline. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to the Swiss STS community and to receive feedback and support from peers and senior researchers.

The PhD Forum favors short presentation formats, emphasizing the richness and diversity of STS research conducted in Switzerland. Its aim is to stimulate interactions between researchers of different backgrounds, and between junior and senior colleagues. 

We welcome proposals covering a wide variety of topics and domains, including (but not limited to) the following:
    •    Climate change and environmental sciences
    •    Artificial intelligence and algorithm studies
    •    Sciences and theoretical practices
    •    Knowledge politics and post-truth
    •    Maintenance and repair studies
    •    Innovation and technoscientific imaginaries
    •    Migration and border studies
    •    Medicine and health
    •    Gender studies and material feminism
    •    Communication infrastructure and digital technologies
    •    Hacking, DIY and open innovation
    •    Market devices and the platform economy
    •    Digital cities, open government and platform urbanism
    •    Participatory design and experimental infrastructures
    •    Media studies and web philosophy

When: 4 June 2022, ca. 9:30am - 3:30pm

Where: University of Fribourg, Pérolles


How much: No conference fee. Meal is covered by the association. Reimbursement of travel cost may be possible if no other funds are available to the participants.


Who: The forum is open to all PhD students in Switzerland with an interest in STS.


How: Participants are invited to submit a short description of the current state of their research project (max. 250 words) and home institution via this online form by April 10, 2024. 

Organised by
STS Schweiz


University of Fribourg, Pérolles


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