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 Monday, August 17, 2020 (time will be determined based on time zones of participants). The workshop is free to 4S student members and we expect between 40-50 graduate students (PhD/Masters programs or equivalent) to participate.

Participants are expected to complete at least two exercises out of the seven 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 August 17 will be structured as one-hour 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!

6S Workshop Code of Conduct

For the 6S virtual workshop, we are utilizing the following code of conduct for online workshops and conferences developed by Eleanor Armstrong and Divya M. Persaud (both University College London), and originally used at the...Read more

PECE Collaboration Agreement

This is the PECE collaboration agreement that lays out the general ethos of working in PECE (the open source software that STS Infrastructures relies on).

In participating in PECE projects which includes 6S workshops, I recognize that:

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By Aug 10, 2020:

  • Upload your collaboration bio in the essay below (required) as well as a 30-sec video intro (optional). Find instructions in the essay.
  • Choose 2 sketches to complete from the list below. Click through (on VIEW ESSAY) at the links below to see descriptions of the STS Research Sketches that workshop participants will complete before August 10, 2020. When you are ready to sketch, click ANNOTATE and select the question set for the sketch. Here is a video tutorial on how to annotate and additional annotation instructions.

By August 14, 2020:

Once sketches are submitted on Aug. 10th, workshop participants are asked to:

  • Check out your peers' collaboration bios;
  • Review your peers' materials in the two sketches that you completed.
  • Provide feedback on at least one of your peers' materials using the "Elaborative Peer Review Questions". More details in the respective essay here.