Since its inception, the Social Studies of Science Student Section (6S) has hosted workshops and events during the annual meetings of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) designed to facilitate community among students and junior scholars of science studies, and further opportunities for collaboration.

This year, the 6S pre-conference workshop will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 5, 2020 (time will be determined based on time zones of participants). The workshop is free to 4S student members and we expect about 100 graduate students (PhD/Masters programs or equivalent) to participate.

Participants are expected to complete at least one exercise out of the five available options. These should be completed in advance of the virtual workshop meeting and participants will then review and engage with each other’s exercises via this platform. Virtual sessions on October 5th will be structured as 90 minute sessions organized around each sketch and guest faculty speakers will moderate conversations around the exercises and beyond. We look forward to the community building and discussions!



By September 24th
  • Browse through the five exercises below and choose 1 - 2 to complete (Please also note the scheduled Zoom call time for each exercise, listed in the righthand column; this may determine which exercises you do. We tried to accommodate a wide range of time zones.)
  • Submit your collaboration bio and completed sketch(es) in PDF format via the form here.
By October 4th
  • All materials will be uploaded to the respective essays and all participants notified once they are available to review.
  • Review your peers’ collaboration bios here.
  • Review your peers' materials in the one or two sketches that you completed (see all sketch essays below)
  • Provide feedback on at least one of your peers' materials using the "Elaborative Peer Review Questions." See "Instructions: Round 2" in each of the respective sketch essays.
On October 5th
  • Call in to your exercise’s Zoom sessions for a discussion with fellow participants led by a guest faculty mentor! Zoom links will be made available in the days leading up to October 5th.

October 5, 2021 Workshop Schedule

9 AM EST | Sketch E: Collaborative Infrastructures

11 AM EST | Sketch D: Querying Job Markets, Transnationally

1 PM EST | Sketch B: Bibliodiversity Project

6 PM EST | Sketch C: Kaleidoscopic Project Design

8 PM EST | Sketch A: Collaborative STS Zine

[See time conversions]