STS-CH 2021

from STS-CH 2020 to STS-CH 2021


The Swiss STS Meeting 2021 took place online on 15-17 February 2021.

Below is the original web page, for archival purposes.

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 is available here.

Practical information


Registration is open to everyone via the platform: registration link. We kindly ask you to register and pay the conference fee (CHF/EURO 20) before February 10th.

If you are presenting, please note that each speaker must register individually. Please forward this information to your co-authors.

When registring, you will be asked if you are interested to join the association. If you are, we will approach you about membership separately after the conference.

Conference site

We were planning for a hybrid event (physical meeting, online attendance), but unfortunately a physical meeting is not possible in Lausanne in February 2021. Therefore, 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
  • January 18, 2021: Registration opens
  • January 25, 2021: Publication of the conference programme,
  • February 10, 2021: Registration closes
  • February 15-17, 2021: Conference

Conference fee

Regular: CHF/EURO 20
Student: CHF/EURO 20

Exemptions possible on demand

Conference call

The call for contributions is now closed. It can be viewed here.

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 (HIIG), 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).