Aims and Objectives

To provide:

  • A forum that enables the critical development of STS research across a diverse range of fields;
  • A professional network in which to bring together academics, researchers, postgraduate and doctoral students working on social studies of science and technology;
  • A context in which interdisciplinary (inter)national networking can take place in order to encourage (inter)national research collaborations;
  • To safeguard STS as a field of study within sociology.


The Study Group takes a developmental approach to building support and undertakes the following activities:

  • Seminars and workshops on areas of methodological, theoretical, and subject-specific interest to the membership.
  • STS-related professionalisation events for Early Career Researchers.
  • Organisation of STS panels and plenaries at the BSA annual conference.