Interesting worlds to come - Science & technology studies facing more-than-human challenges


The 9th STS Italia Conference invites scholars from Science & Technology Studies and cognate areas to unpack the ambiguous concept of “interest” as a necessary step to tackle the challenges faced by our planet and to design worlds to come from an inter-national, inter-species and inter-generational justice perspective.

Read the complete Conference Theme

Call for panels

The 9th STS Italia Conference welcomes panel proposals contributing to the effort of unpacking the ambiguous concept of "interest” from a more-than-human perspective (deadline October 25th, 2022). The conference is intended to provide a dynamic, equal and multidisciplinary context to present conceptual, methodological and analytical insights in the heterogeneous realm of social studies of science, technology and innovation.

Notably, we invite panel and abstract proposals about (but not limited to) the list of areas in the full Call for Panels.

Panel submission

In order to submit a panel proposal please have a look at the Call for Panels and create an account on the conference platform , then submit your contribution after account creation.

A video explaining the process is available in the How to participate page.


The Conference will be held in Bologna, Italy on June 28th-30th 2023 and is organized by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Communication and the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna.