STS Dagarna 2016

From SweSTS

Swedish Science and Technology Studies (STS) Conference 19 - 20 May 2016[edit]

Final program available here.

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Swedish STS conference 2016. The conference will be held 19 to 20 May at the Department of Service Management, Campus Helsingborg, Lund University.

The conference will be a great opportunity for scholars to present their ongoing research projects and to engage in discussions and networking. We seek to bring together scholars working in Sweden and Scandinavia from diverse research disciplines within fields related to social studies of technology and science (STS). We define STS broadly as research on the nature and practices of science and technology (S&T) and further studies that concerns itself with the impacts and control of science and technology.


We are happy to welcome Professor Amade M’charek from the University of Amsterdam as a keynote speaker for the conference. She will give a speech related to her ERC project Race Matter: On the Absent Presence of Race in Forensic Identification.


We will have a panel discussion on recent developments in method and methodology in the STS field. Adding to this there will also be a thematic session on the topic of evidence based practices. One of the presenters will be Anna-Karin Bergman, head of Research for social sustainability in progress in Helsingborg. She uses research and evidence based knowledge to develop social sustainability in the city. Another thematic session will be held on environmental sustainability.

We would like to welcome submissions on all topics that have relevance for the STS field. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and the time slots for each presentation will be 20 minutes. Presentations can be in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English. Last day for submission is 1 March. To submit your abstract please go to the conference website.

If someone is interested in alternative formats such as poster presentations or specific thematic sessions, please let us know by email, preferably before 1 February.

The conference will begin Thursday, 19 May with lunch and end with a late lunch Friday, 20 May. On the morning of 19 May there will be opportunities and time for pre-conference meetings and a PhD student event. If you are interested in setting up a meeting, please contact us in the organising committee so we can make an announcement on the web and arrange a meeting room.

The event takes place at Campus Helsingborg, which is located very close to Helsingborg central station. Helsingborg is a vibrant city on the west coast of Scania. The evening dinner on Thursday will be a true Helsingborg experience – we will ‘tura’ on the ferry back and forth to Helsingør (Elsinore) Denmark. We will also after lunch on Friday offer a guided tour to nearby Dunkers kulturhus.

If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact the organising committee.  Contact details, emails and responsibilities can be found on the conference website.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.

Yours sincerely,

Kerstin Sandell, Coordinator

Christer Eldh, Host and Head of the Department of Service Managementand Service Studies

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