Aims and Objectives

To provide:

  • A forum that enables the critical development of STS research across a diverse range of fields;
  • A professional network in which to bring together academics, researchers, postgraduate and doctoral students working on social studies of science and technology;
  • A context in which interdisciplinary (inter)national networking can take place in order to encourage (inter)national research collaborations;
  • An environment that seeks to safeguard independent STS scholarship in the face of cuts to the social sciences and humanities.


The Study Group will take a developmental approach to building support and aims to undertake the following activities over the next two years:

  • Initial meeting with representatives from all leading STS groups in the UK in Autumn 2012 to establish a common agenda.
  • Annual postgraduate and ECR meeting.
  • Biannual conference – alternate with EASST.
  • Symposia/workshops on areas of methodological, theoretical and subject specific interest to the membership.
  • Involvement in events and activities linked to training or scholarly activity in STS, such as DTC activities, international conferences and workshops.

Annual Report

Take a look at the Group's Annual Report.