This conference, hosted by Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WISER), Johannesburg, South Africa from 12-15 February 2014 addressed contemporary processes of modernisation by concentrating on the study of traveling technologies, promoting both conceptual and empirical work. Supposing technology transfer as a central kernel around which modernisation revolves, the conference was designed around technologies as a vantage point from which to structure analyses of modernising transformation.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: "What events have marked the development of this STS formation?".
This essay is part of an essay on events that have helped to bring the "STS in Africa" formation together, which is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."