EVENT: 4S 2017

Cite as:

Chaudhury, Aadita. 2018. "Event: 4S 2017." In Events: STS in “Africa", created by Aadita Chaudhury. In STS in “Africa” in Formation, created by Angela Okune and Aadita Chaudhury. In STS Across Borders Digital Exhibit, curated by Aalok Khandekar and Kim Fortun. Society for Social Studies of Science. August.


The Annual Conference for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) in 2017 featured a variety of talks and papers relevant to the formation of STS in/on Africa. While this was not a conference devoted specifically to "STS in Africa", there was a critical mass of scholars present that helped further facilitate the formation of a community of scholars.

This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: "What events have marked the development of this STS formation?".

This essay is part of an essay on events that have helped to bring the "STS in Africa" formation together, which is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."

STS Across Borders In Brief

STS Across Borders is a special exhibit organized by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) to showcase how the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has developed in different times, places...Read more

4S 2017 abstracts related to STS in Africa

These are some of the relevant abstracts on STS in Africa from the 4S 2017 conference.Read more