EASST2018: Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society together

25-28th July 2018, Lancaster University, UK

The 2018 EASST conference and its hosts, the Lancaster Centre for Science Studies (CSS), welcomes 950 colleagues to Lancaster University. The campus is set in 560 acres of beautiful parkland and lies three miles south of Lancaster. Read more about getting to Lancaster on the travel page, or simply download this handy PDF.

Special diets

Lunches for the majority will be distributed from the LICA building. Those heading to pre-arranged meetings should collect their takeaway lunches from Marketplace 1. All those with special dietary requirements (not including vegetarians or vegans, who are catered to in LICA) should collect their meals from the PDR (Private Dining Room). See this map for catering locations.

Conference programme

There are multiple ways for delegates to access the conference programme. On reaching the reception desk delegates will be given a printed programme – thn please note the errata below. Alternatively you can download this printed programme as a PDF from here – and again please note the errata below. 

As neither print nor PDF are up-to-date (due to late withdrawals., etc) we’d advise also using this website’s panel/convenor/author/chronological pages (as well as the timetable page), to get the information as best we have it. Furthermore session titles, locations, start/end times, and speakers are available in the Lancaster University app –  enter EASST2018 as the conference code . You can use the app to build a personal conference schedule. While the app does not include paper abstracts nor paper titles it does have location mapping, and a delegate chatroom feature, as well as other useful local info.


  • The following will not present/attend: Anna Arty (A10), Hasan Ashraf  (A14), Uli Beisel (A22 convenor), Maud Borie (A16), Diego Silva Garzon (A25), Gregory Hollin (B11), Oscar Maldonado (G07), Alvise Mattozzi (B11), Laura Parolin (B11), Julio Paulos (A05), Firaz Peer (E07), Jeanette Pols (F04), Clément Renaud (B06), Mahendra Shahare (B06), Gisle Solbu (C15), Line 2Marie Thorsen (A16), Thomas Turnbull (F01), Chao Wang (E06), Astrid Wiedmann (A05), Dana Wilson-Kovacs (V02)
  • W01’s three papers were not listed in the printed programme. They are:
    * Beyond moral judgement: enhancing technology awareness of students in the social sciences and humanities by Elke Hemminger (Protestant University of Applied Sciences Bochum); Michael Waltemathe (Ruhr-University Bochum)
    * Teaching genetics with STS: an innovative program to make students fit for post-truth Debates by Imme Petersen (Technical University Braunschweig); Corinna Bath (Technische Universität Braunschweig)
    * The science in society laboratories: training students to analyse contemporary technoscientific controversies and develop normative recommendations by Maximilian Fochler (University of Vienna); Andrea Schikowitz (University of Vienna); Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna); Susanne Oechsner (University of Vienna)
  • Kornelia Konrad will no longer attend Saturday’s plenary
  • Panel A02 is reduced to a single session and so will start at the later time of 11:30 on Saturday.
  • Panel V02 has been withdrawn: Warren Pearce will now present in V04, and Lianghao Dai in C11.
  • The following two papers have been relocated to V07: Raoni Rajão & Juliane Jarke (A06) and Theodore Vurdubakis & Raoni Rajão (A16)
  • B06 has been reduced to two sessions.
  • A14: de Laet will speak in 1st session (start 14:00), Mol will speak in 2nd session (start 16:00)
  • C26 will spread it’s papers in 3/3/3 formation across it’s three sessions, not 4/4/1 as per the book.
  • A29 papers as follows: Session 1: Widger; Witte; Blacker; Session 2: Carusi, Rios Sandoval
  • D02 papers as follows: Session 1: Kainiemi, Karhunmaa; Spruit, van de Grift, Cuppen; Poort; Lis, Kama, Reins. Session 2: Foxon, Bergman; Israel, Herrera; Cools, Meyermans; Walwyn, Session 3: Schulz, Harms; Hacking; Fuchs
  • In panel E04, Caldwell and Wilbraham’s paper will now take place in the second session
  • In panel B11, Dawn Goodwin’s paper will now take place in the second session
  • In panel G01, Balmer will present in the second session
  • A11 paper order now:  Ejderyan 1st paper in second session, Nyborg & Hansen – 1st paper in third session, Kragh-Furbo 2nd paper in the third session
  • F10 has changed its paper-division: 1st session: Rowland & Spaniol; Bendor; Hirsbrunner. 2nd session: Hockenhull; Hoffman, Pelzer & Hajer; Schaper-Rinkel; Tromp.3rd session: Loroño-Leturiondo et al, Rodhouse et al, Wieser, Lang
  • Special Issue Pedagogical experiments with STS takes place in Marketplace

Mentorship programme

EASST initiated a mentorship programme to help support career development for junior scholars and to facilitate networking and the exchange of ideas., through a minimum of one conversation during the conference, where mentor and mentee discuss their work and mentees are able to ask questions regarding both research and career path. Contact Dara Ivanova (students(at)easst.net) for information.

Pre-conference workshop

There will be a doctoral workshop Invent your job, taking place the day before the conference. For more info see here















Local organising committee

  • Brian Bloomfield (Centre for Science Studies/ Department for Organization, Work and Technology)
  • Dawn Goodwin (Centre for Science Studies/Division of Medicine) (Co-chair of Programme Committee)
  • Adrian Mackenzie (Centre for Science Studies/Department of Sociology/Data Science Institute)
  • Nils Markusson (Lancaster Environment Centre)
  • Maggie Mort (Centre for Science Studies/Department of Sociology)
  • Celia Roberts (Centre for Science Studies/Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies/Department of Sociology)
  • Vicky Singleton (Centre for Science Studies/Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies/Department of Sociology) (Co-chair)
  • Lucy Suchman (Centre for Science Studies/Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies/Department of Sociology)
  • Bron Szerszynski (Centre for the Study of Environmental Change /Department of Sociology)
  • Richard Tutton (Centre for Science Studies/Department of Sociology/Institute for Social Futures) (Co-chair)
  • Gordon Walker (Lancaster Environment Centre/ESRC DEMAND) (Co-chair of Programme Committee)
  • Claire Waterton (Centre for the Study of Environmental Change/Department of Sociology)
  • Lisa Wood (Centre for Science Studies/Division of Medicine)



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