APSTSN Biennial Conference July 15–17 2013

The National University of Singapore is pleased to open the Call for Papers for APSTSN Biennial Conference July 15–17 2013.

The Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network is an association of regional scholars for fostering collaboration and encouraging science, technology and society research, teaching, and critical discussion on current STS themes and issues in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Knowing, Making, Governing - across Asia and the Pacific, the work of science, technology and society calls attention to the region’s plurality of socio-technical projects and ways of knowing. The conference accepts proposals for all themes pertaining to science, technology and society, including:




Modeling and Numbers-work

Business, Finance, & Markets

Indigenous Knowledges

Normativity and Normalization


Information & Media

Publics & Participation

Citizenship & Activism

Inter-Species Relations



Government, Policy & Politics



Limits of Knowledge

Theory & Method

Environment & Ecology


Food & Agriculture

This conference is jointly organized by the STS Research Cluster of the Asia Research Institute (ARI), the STS Research Cluster of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), and Tembusu College (at University Town), all at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Support has also been received from the Humanities and Social Science Research Fund at NUS.

Abstract submission will open on December 1, 2012 and the deadline for submitting proposals is January 7, 2013. Accepted participants will be notified in February 2013.

Proposals will be reviewed by the NUS Conference Organizing Committee, with the objective to accept all properly prepared proposals. Please note that Science, Technology and Society (STS) is a broad but distinct inter-disciplinary field pertaining to science, technology and their historical and social implications and conditions of possibility. 

Check the conference website for further information on submitting abstract, panel and plenary proposals.