The 18th Annual STS Conference - Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies convenes in Graz from May 6th-7th. Several IHS members will take part in the conference.
The program consists of six thematic streams:
- Digitalization of Society
- Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement & Ecodesign
- Towards Low-Carbon Energy and Mobility Systems
- Gender - Technology - Environment
- Teaching STS
- Life Sciences - Biotechnology
- Science and Society Relationships revisited
Alexander Lang will chair a session on the question wether genome editing poses a revolution, or just another incremental step in the life sciences.
Angela Wroblewski will chair a session on food, water, energy nexus and sustainable urban governance as well as a session on structural change in gender relations.
Dagmar Rychnovská will chair a session on governing life sciences in the age of globalization. Anna Durnová contributes to this session with a presentation that addresses the role of resilience in the homebirth controversy
Magdalena Wicher will give a presentation on the institutionalization of RRI in research technology organizations. In the same session Tamara Brandstätter presents a joint paper she produced together with Erich Griessler on structural challenges and potential openings for RRI in basic research (funding).