6th Nordic STS Conference 2023

Welcome to the 6th Nordic STS Conference! The theme for the conference is Disruption and Repair in and beyond STS.

A crack in the pavement

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This website will be continuously updated with more information in the coming months. The open panels will be announced in January. The deadline for closed panels and individual papers is 1 March, 2023.

Suggested themes for panels and papers

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Conference theme

Climate change, pandemic outbreaks, war in Europe, terrorism in Nordic capitals and rising social inequalities: We live in times of disruption where crisis seems to become the new normal state. Indeed, disruption has itself been a longstanding concern within STS. How do STS empirics, methods and theories provide insights and tools for understanding not only the new and ongoing crises, but also their historical, technical and political continuities? And conversely, how can STS attention towards ordinary everyday practices to repair and maintenance, help us analyse and explain societal developments, past and present?

This conference invites scholars in and beyond Nordic STS to take part in this conversation and to engage with emerging and longstanding topics in the field. In this first physical Nordic meeting since 2019, we seek to create a collective arena for exploring and rethinking STS scholarship and its role in society. Our keynote sessions will address two core STS interests: (1) datafication and data politics in democracy and (2) valuing and capitalizing the future.

Keynote sessions

  1. Remaking democracy? Datafication, data politics and participation in democracy 

    Hannah Knox, UCL Anthropology, University College London 
    Evelyn Ruppert, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London 
  2. The Future: Valuing and Capitalizing?

    Liliana Doganova, Centre de Sociologie de L’innovation, Mines Paris Tech, PSL University.
    Yuval Millo, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Preliminary titles. Full titles and more information will follow.

Fees and registration

Conference participation will be free of charge. Lunches and the conference dinner may be purchased in advance as part of your conference registration. 


Please direct any queries to nordic-sts@tik.uio.no 

Local organising committee: Tone Druglitrø, Hilde ReinertsenGro Stueland Skorpen, Hanne Tresselt


The conference is funded by the Research Council of Norway through a SAMEVAL network grant.

Published July 7, 2022 11:44 AM - Last modified Nov. 16, 2022 5:27 PM