The 8th STS Italia Conference under the title "Dis/Entangling Technoscience: Vulnerability, Responsibility and Justice”  to be held at the University of Trieste, Italy, on 18-20 June, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies.

Participants will have the chance to present empirical and theoretical work from a variety of disciplines: sociology, anthropology, design, economics, history, law, philosophy, psychology and semiotics. This broad theme refers to the complex and ambivalent role of technoscience and innovation in constituting societies – making possibilities flourish, but also creating new vulnerabilities.

The conference will include 33 tracks, clustered into five thematic streams. The tracks focus on several topics, including: biomedicine, digital platforms and media, work and organisations, expertise and public policy, ethics of technology and innovation, and governance of science and technology at large.

Keynote speakers: Amade M’charek (University of Amsterdam); Dimitris Papadopoulos (University of Nottingham) and René von Schomberg (European Commission).

Abstract submission (Deadline extended until 21 February): please submit your abstracts in English, or in Italian in case of tracks in two languages to the conference email address ( and to the emails of convenors' selected track. Track Convenor(s) will be responsible for reviewing, accepting/rejecting and organising submissions in their track.

    STS Italia & CEI Scholarships

    STS Italia is offering 4 scholarships, for talented PhD students, post-doc and non-tenured academics. The scholarship will cover registration fees, accommodation and social dinner (see more details about scholarships on the conference website). Contact:

    The CEI  - through its Cooperation Fund - is offering 19 scholarships for participants from CEI Member States.  (Apply from 9 March to 21 March 2020). Contact:


    Thematic Streams