Continuing the approach adopted in the 2018 EASST conference in Lancaster, the 2022 conference involves a first stage call for panels and convenors, with a subsequent call for papers and sessions. The conference will be organized in parallel thematic panels that may run through part or the whole of the conference.
This initial call is for thematic panels by convenors who will be responsible for organizing them. Convenors of panel proposals accepted by the Programme Committee of the conference will manage their theme within the call for abstracts, and will be responsible for reviewing, accepting/rejecting and organising submissions into their panel. Teams of convenors (up to a maximum of four people) are welcomed, particularly if they are international in composition.
Panel proposals are invited for EASST 2022 which address broad issues and themes within the field of science, technology and innovation studies, in order to attract a large number of scholars and can last for the entire duration of the conference or be shorter. We are open to different types of sessions: traditional ones with standard papers, practitioners’ workshops, open debates concentrated upon specific topics, mixed formats including interactive modalities or performances. We especially encourage panel proposals which address (but are not limited to) the conference focus on the Politics of Technoscientific Futures.
In addition to the traditional call for panels, the conference makes a call for alternative open formats. If we have to embrace a discussion of the possible futures, we think that this cannot just rely on the conventional ways of meeting and debating that we have used in the past. We will welcome all kinds of non-discursive, hands-on, performative and practical formats: walking sessions, hands-on workshops, performative interventions, theatrical plays, experimental encounters, exhibitions, labs... We invite the EASST community to speculate with the many possible ways to devise modes of encounter to share their knowledge.