Society for Social Studies of Science

4S Honolulu 2023: Call for Closed Panels

We invite submissions for closed panels that align with the conference theme of "Sea, Sky, and Land: Engaging in Solidarity in Endangered Ecologies." We are interested in proposals that expand our understanding of how science and technology, broadly understood, have enabled or hindered the processes of shaping the world today. We seek critical reflection but also speculations, ongoing experiments, and practices that encourage the possibility of building new solidarities for engaging with endangered ecologies. In that sense, we welcome theoretical analyses from different paradigms as well as empirical and historical studies, in the long and fruitful tradition of 4S. 

We remind you that the conference is intended to be face-to-face. However, options for hybrid participation will be available. Details will be announced closer to the event.

Organizing a closed panel

A panel proposal must contain a minimum of three paper abstracts that meet the above criteria. A maximum of six time slots per 100-minute session is available (e.g. 5 papers plus 1 discussant). A panel may cover more than one session and up to a maximum of three. The composition of panels is ultimately determined by the Program Committee. If your proposal contains fewer than five papers, the Committee may (in consultation with you) allocate additional papers to your panel to optimize scheduling and participation.

The Program Committee will consider proposals for a limited number of Author meets Critics panels. To the extent possible, Author meets Critics panels should discuss two books per panel. The panel should treat both books together and should reflect the diversity of work and scholarship in the STS Field. It is suggested to discuss recently awarded books or books whose contributions are considered substantive or original. Please submit the Author meets Critics proposals as closed panels.