EASST2018: Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society together

25-28th July 2018, Lancaster University, UK

The 2018 EASST conference will take place at Lancaster University, which is set in 560 acres of beautiful parkland and lies approximately three miles south of the City of Lancaster. The campus is easily accessible via road, rail and bicycle. There is a direct train service from Manchester’s International Airport. You can read more about the hosts, the Lancaster Centre for Science Studies (CSS), here.

Registration and accommodation

The conference timetable and panel timetable are visible here. Register here.

As the conference takes place on a campus which is a reasonable distance from town, we advise booking Unversity accommodation. The cut-off date for booking college accommodation is Sunday 10th June. After that date our allocated rooms will be on the open market, and we cannot guarantee you a room if you delay. Read more.


You do NOT need to be a current member of EASST to participate in the conference, although membership brings a discounted registration fee and membership is encouraged. To join EASST visit their website

Mentorship programme: call for mentors and mentees

EASST has initiated a mentorship programme to help support career development for junior scholars and to facilitate networking and the exchange of ideas. We hope you will join as mentor or mentee and add yet another “meeting” to the conference! Being part of the Mentorship Programme is easy. It assumes 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. To sign up, please fill out the form below and we will contact you two weeks before the conference. Mentee and mentor can then arrange their meeting in Lancaster.

Mentees: complete this form.  Mentors: complete this form.

Contact Dara Ivanova (students(at)easst.net) with any questions.

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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