Nordic STS Conference

13Jun
13 June 2019 - 9:00am to 14 June 2019 - 4:00pm

Tampere, Finland.

The field of science and technology studies (STS) has become increasingly prominent in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the biennial Nordic STS conference is to promote exchange of ideas and collaboration among STS scholars by providing a regional forum for presenting on-going research, networking, and initiating new ideas and conversations.

One session is Gender and Intersectionality in Research and Innovation. Gender, intersecting with class, ethnicity, age, and other social differences, continues to be one of the central orders of the socio-material practices in knowledge production and innovation. Gender equality in academia, and the research and innovation sector more broadly, has been inconsistent with the comparatively high ranking Gender Equality in Nordic countries, and backlashes in terms of vertical and horizontal gender segregation have been reported. In terms of class and ethnic relations, statistics report setbacks in the relationship between education and social mobility.

The conference is organised by Tampere University, The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies and the Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies.

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