The 2nd STS Austria Conference “Innovation and Societal Transformation: Science, Democracy, and Sustainable Futures” will take place from 17 to 19 September 2018 at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.
The dynamics and interrelationships between innovation and social change are one of the key topics in STS (Science, Technology & Society Studies), as well as a key issue in the exploration of sustainable futures. Around the globe and in many diverse ways, innovation has become a persistent concern—be it with regard to the competitiveness of research and business; the expected economic, environmental or social impacts; or the controversies around perceived future challenges, opportunities and ramifications. While the predominant notion of innovation is considered linear and primarily techno‐scientific, STS analyses aim at better understanding the material, temporal and social complexities of innovation across various domains of contemporary societies. On this basis, the goal is to enlighten public debate and equip actors to be better able to contribute to the governance of innovation in society. […]
The deadline for submissions is May 2, 2018.
For more information, check the full Call for Papers (PDF).