Science, Technology and Innovation Studies: Critical Inquiries in Theory and Practice

Assist-UK 2019 Conference, Alliance Manchester Business School,
The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, September 9th-10th

The 2019 Conference of the Association is a chance for members and friends to gather and share their current and planned work, and examine the state of the art and future contributions of theoretical and practice-based work in STIS as new challenges and opportunities arise for rethinking our approach to substantive, methodological and policy-related developments.

There will be a mixture of paper and panel sessions, plenary and social sessions. The conference will also serve as the formal annual meeting of the Association. Non-member attendees, early career and doctoral researchers, and practitioners, are also most welcome.

The meeting begins with registration from 12:00 pm on Sept 9th, with the first Plenary at 13:00. It will close after lunch on Sept 10th. Preliminary programme of papers appears below.

Call for submissions (deadline 10 May 2019)
Registration system
Nearby hotels (opens Google Maps list in new window)

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to confirm that the keynote speakers for the conference will be:

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva
Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester
The Good Experiment: How Space Matters for Nanoscience

Claire Marris, Reader, Centre for Food Policy, City University
Jane Calvert, Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh
Roadmaps, roadblocks and juggernauts: the limits of policy intervention in synthetic biology

Preliminary Programme