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.

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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.

Keynote speakers

Huub Dijstelbloem (University of Amsterdam), Noortje Marres (University of Warwick) and Paul Edwards (Stanford University) will interest us with lectures about the technopolitics of climate change adaptation and migration, science in the public interest in times of pandemic emergency, techno-metabolism in the Anthropocene.

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Almost 50 panels about a vast array of topical issues and controversies will interest us from June 28 to 30.

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