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The Transnational STS Network brings STS scholars together to theorize and practice “Transnational STS.”  The Network is stewarded by the T-STS Design Group. Learn more about the Network here.

Backstories

Discussion about the challenges and potentials of transnational STS really gained momentum at 4S Sydney in 2018, where TRANSnational STS was the conference theme and there was a special exhibit focused on STS Across Borders. The momentum continued through 4S New Orleans and the special exhibit focused on Innovating STS (which again focused on STS formations in a wide array of settings). In New Orleans, a lunchtime discussion focused on transnational STS was packed with people eager to take transnational STS in diverse directions. The T-STS Network was organized to sustain this momentum.

GOVERNANCE

The Transnational STS Network is stewarded by the Transnational STS Design Group, which is basically responsible to develop methods and tactics to sustain the network in generative and meaningful ways. The digital platform PECE constitutes a decentralized working space for this network, and network members are largely connected via an email list. 

 

The Transnational STS Network undertakes its activities through working groups and partner projects. Convenors of each working group decide on their workflows; share their work at the digital space, and annually report back to the network. Partners of this network are autonomous bodies, and engage with the network at different levels. 

T-STS Network Partners

Transasia STS Network

The TransAsiaSTS network seeks to promote scholarly exchanges and collaborations in the field of Science & Technology Studies across Asia, connecting STS institutions & societies in South/East/Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Pacific and those working beyond already existing infrastructures as well.

WORKING GROUPS

The aim of the Transnational STS Publishing Group is to strengthen the theory and practice of STS publishing through sustained dialogue and collaboration among STS editors and allies. The group brings together journal, book series, and blog editors, people developing new forms of STS publishing, and all interested in the design and politics of STS publishing. The group welcomes both experienced and emerging publishing practitioners. The Transnational STS Publishing Group is collaboratively convened by the Transnational STS Network and the Engaging Science, Technology and Society Editorial Collective.

 

The STS on Edge event series invites scholars in different localities -- especially  those with nascent STS communities -- into dialogue with STS scholars from other places. The  aim is to learn about STS-related problems in different places, how local scholars are involved in addressing them, and how the STS community can support  their  work. The series is designed to extend the scope of STS in ways that are decolonizing, democratizing and actively supportive of colleagues in  especially  challenging environments. 

The Bibliodiversity Project of the T-STS Network contributes to the decolonization of STS by building a shared and accessible STS bibliography that actively works against knowledge imperialism and the dominance of EuroAmerican perspectives.

June 11, 5am PDT: Transnational STS Design Group Meeting

Contact: Duygu Kasdogan (duygukasdogan@gmail.com) or Kim Fortun (kfortun@uci.edu

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

The April 26th meeting of the Transnational STS Network Publishing working group focused on the practices and politics of open access publication in STS. In this meeting, Leandro Rodriguez Medina will share the challenges and accomplishments of Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society, an open access peer-reviewed journal published in English by Routledge. The journal was launched in 2017. This conversation will begin by focusing on 1) publics and 2) peer-review. We encourage participants to read the chapters recommended below before attending the meeting, which were published in the open-access book Reassembling Scholarly Communications(MIT Press, 2020), edited by M. P. Eve & J. Gray: 

-Robin de Mourat, Donato Ricci, and Bruno Latour. “How Does a Format Make a Public?

-David Pontille and Didier Torny. “Peer Review: Readers in the Making of Scholarly Knowledge

T-STS Working Group Shared Bibliography

See (and ask to join) shared bibiography supporting discussions about Transnational STS. Read more