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Sociology of Science and Technology Network (SSTNET)

SSTNET is a European network of scholars within the European Sociology Association ( with interests in the sociology of science and technology. The organization's aim's include the following (quoted from SSTNET's Web site):

  • providing a European forum for the development, discussion and dissemination of research on all social aspects of science and technology
  • ensuring an organizational frame for the organization of workshops at the bi-annual ESA general conferences
  • organizing focused research meetings and conferences between the ESA conferences
  • setting up links to other academic and professional associations in the field of science and technology studies (national, European and international)
  • facilitating research collaboration, joint research projects and publication among European scholars
  • providing a platform for the dissemination of research reports, conference papers and conventional publications via the world wide web and electronic mail**
  • creating and maintaining a www data base of the members of the network and the network's activities (
  • promoting the exchange of young scholars of science and technology between European countries

Society for Social Studies of Science

The Society for Social Studies of Science, which is more conveniently referred to by its abbreviated nickname, 4S, is (quoting from the 4S web site the oldest and largest scholarly association devoted to understanding science and technology. While as many of us study technology as science, we continue to use our original name, or simply "4S". The Society for Social Studies of Science exists to facilitate communication across conventional boundaries that separate the disciplines and across national boundaries that separate scholars." The Society's journal, Science, Technology, and Human Values is one of the top journals in STS. 4S holds an annual conference and publishes a monthly e-mail newsletter, called Technoscience.

Society for the History of Technology

The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) is (quoting from its web site) "dedicated to the historical study of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts. Founded in 1958, the society now numbers around 1500 members. An international society, SHOT meets annually in North America or Europe and also sponsors smaller conferences focused on specialized topics, often jointly with other scholarly societies and organizations." SHOT's journal is Technology and Culture.

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

Comité de recherche 29 "Sociologie de la science et de l'innovation technologique", AISLF (Association des sociologues de langue française)

Réseau thématique 29 "Sciences et techniques en société", AFS (Association Française de Sociologie)

STS Societies in East Asia



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