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Like former editions before, the Swiss STS Meeting 2020 is intended to encourage and promote the social, historical and philosophical study of sciences in Switzerland. This event lasts for three days and aims at bringing together STS scholars of all career levels.

Submission formats

It is possible to submit either a paper or a panel. Multiple submissions are permitted in principle. In order to give a maximum of people an opportunity to participate in the conference, the organizers may take multiple authorship into consideration when making final decisions.

Important dates

  • March 31, 2020: Deadline for paper and panel submissions
  • April 30, 2020: Notification acceptance or rejection
  • May 31, 2020: Publication of the conference programme
  • June 30, 2020: Closing date for registration
  • September 7-9, 2020: Conference

Paper submission

Paper proposals should be submitted via this form, by 31 March 2020.


About STS-CH Since the Swiss Association for the Study of Science, Technology and Society (STSCH) was founded in Bern in 2001, several meetings and panels have been organized in cooperation with different universities and research institutes (STS-Summer School in Lausanne, 2001; EASST conference in Lausanne, 2006; Swiss STS Meeting “ScienceFutures” in Zurich, 2008; “Kinds of Science Going Neuro” in Basel, 2010; “Collecting, organizing, trading big data” in Lausanne, 2014).

Partner institutions: Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of social science (University of Lausanne), STS-Lab (University of Lausanne), ColLaboratoire (University of Lausanne), Confucius Institute (University of Geneva), Maison d’analyse des processus sociaux (University of Neuchâtel), Rethinking Public Participation in Science research group (University of Geneva).

Organizing committee: Nicolas Baya Laffite (UNIL), Nolwenn Bühler (UNINE/UNIL), Giada Danesi (UNIL), Laetitia Della Bianca (UNIL), Anna Jobin (ETHZ), Julio Paulos (HU Berlin), Loïc Riom (Mines-ParisTech), Tanja Schneider (UNISG).    Local committee: Marc Audétat (UNIL), Olivier Glassey (UNIL), Cynthia Kraus (UNIL), Alain Kaufmann (UNIL), Francesco Panese (UNIL), Dominique Vinck (UNIL), Gianluigi Viscusi (EPFL).


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