STS-CH 2021

from STS-CH 2020 to STS-CH 2021


The Swiss STS Meeting 2021 will take place at the University of Lausanne on 15-17 February 2021.

Due to the current health crisis, we cannot guarantee the good organization of the conference in September this year. Therefore we decided to postpone the conference to 15-17 February. This way we hope we can ensure both a successful conference and to gather the Swiss STS community. We plan a hybrid event (physical meeting plus online attendance) in February. In case a physical meeting will not be possible in February, we will go fully online. 

The call for papers has been reopened. If you have already submitted for STS-CH 2020 we will keep your proposals and abstracts under consideration. However, you will have the possibility to edit your proposal or submit additional papers or panels. Of course, we would understand I you wish to withdraw your proposal.

We thank you very much for your understanding.
We wish you and your loved ones the very best of health.

The organizing committee

Like former editions the Swiss STS Meeting 2021 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 bringing together STS scholars of all career levels.


Confirmed keynotes: Natasha Myers (York University) and Nicholas Shapiro (UCLA).

The detailed program will be released at a later point.

Practical information

Conference site

We plan for a hybrid event (physical meeting, online attendance). In case a physical meeting will not be possible in Lausanne in February 2021, we will go fully online.

Important dates

September 15, 2020: Deadline for open panel submission
October 15, 2020: Deadline for paper and closed panel submissions
November 1, 2020: Notification acceptance or rejection
December 30, 2020: Closing date for registration
January, 15 2021: Publication of the conference programme
February 15-17, 2021: Conference

Conference fee

Regular: 100 CHF (including STS-CH membership for one year)
Student: 50 CHF (including STS-CH membership for one year)

Exemptions possible on demand

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 (UNISG), Laetitia Della Bianca (UNIL), Anna Jobin (ETHZ), Julio Paulos (HU Berlin/UNIL), 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 (Imperial College London).