Archiving STS

A key motivation for launching infraStrucTureS, which was reinforced by the STS Across Borders exhibit, is the realization that no systematic repositories of STS scholarship or the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) exists as yet. Very little is known, in particular, about STS as a scholarly field outside of the Euro-American academy. Even within the Euro-American academy, there hasn’t been any systematic attempt to map the field. Documenting diverse genealogies of STS by developing rich, well-curated archives is thus a key step toward understanding the broad contours of the field as well as facilitating dialogue and exchange across diverse regional and intellectual genealogies of STS.