26 Jul 2018

STIS staff & colleagues publish "Talking STS" about past, present, and future of STS

Talking STS, a collection of interviews and accompanying reflections on the origins, present, and future of Science and Technology Studies (STS) is now published with the open-access journal Engaging STS, under their Traces section.

Talking STS, a collection of interviews and accompanying reflections on the origins, present, and future of Science and Technology Studies (STS) is now published with the open-access journal Engaging STS, under their Traces section.

The volume assembles thoughts and recollections from leading figures in the making of this field at the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the University of Edinburgh’s Science Studies Unit (SSU). While the Unit is a recurring theme of the volume, the interviews have a broader purpose – to present interviewees’ situated and idiosyncratic experiences and perspectives on STS, going beyond the contributions made to it by any one individual, department or institution. Together with the reflections, they prompt further discussion, reflection and questioning about this constantly evolving field.

Contributions include:

“Things Can Be Done Here That Cannot So Easily Be Done Elsewhere”: Jane Calvert Talks with Arie Rip

Cracking the Crystal in STS: Marcelo Fetz Talks with Harry Collins

Imagining Alternative and Better Worlds: Isabel Fletcher Talks with Adele E. Clarke

“These Were Not Boring Meetings”: Miguel García-Sancho Talks with Karin Knorr Cetina

STS and the Importance of being a Collective: Gill Haddow Talks with Barry Barnes

The Whole World is Becoming Science Studies: Fadhila Mazanderani Talks with Bruno Latour

STS as a Program of Ontological Disobedience: Koichi Mikami Talks with Steve Woolgar

ST(&)S: Martyn Pickersgill Talks with Sheila Jasanoff

STS and its Challenging Obligations: Pablo Schyfter Talks with Donald MacKenzie

Ways of Knowing and Doing STS: Niki Vermeulen Talks with Wiebe Bijker

It’s Important to Go to the Laboratory: Malte Ziewitz Talks with Michael Lynch

Challenging Power, Constructing Boundaries, and Confronting Anxieties: Michael Kattirtzi Talks with Andrew Stirling

On SSK and Conversing with Scientists: Eugénia Rodrigues Talks with Michael J. Mulkay