Towards scholarly encounters amongst STS scholars in Germany offers a meeting of scholars across STS networks and associations @ Aachen, 15-17 March 2023

Science & Technology Studies (STS) has become a recognised, delineated academic field in the international research landscape. In Germany, however, STS is rather dispersed among existing academic disciplines, research institutes, and loosely connected academic networks and associations. To strengthen the interconnectedness of STS in Germany, we organise, a conference series that brings together German organisations, labs, and research groups that are more or less closely related to STS. You find an overview of already participating groups, organisations, and networks below.

The initial conference is scheduled for March, 15-17, 2023, at the Human Technology Center in Aachen, themed “Circulations”. The event is organised by Stefan Böschen, Paula Helm, Stefan Laser, Ingmar Lippert, Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Jan-Felix Schrape, Cornelius Schubert, Mareike Smolka, Jan-Peter Voss, and Lisa Wiedemann (alphabetical order).

For more information, contact Ingmar Lippert via programme [/at/]


View the timeline to get us to March 2023's

We received an astonishing number of 34 proposals for special topic panels, which we have carefully reviewed.
Some of these might publicly circulate their respective calls for papers, decentrally.

Centrally, we will also distribute an open call for individual papers (see timeline).

The emerging programme

Keynotes: Ulrike Felt and Susann Wagenknecht


stsing – Doing STS with and through Germany


Gesellschaft für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung

DGS Sektion

DGS Sektion Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung

AK Politik, Wissenschaft und Technik in the DVPW

Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft


Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology