AsSIST-UK 2020 Annual Conference


Planning a national conference for this year was abandoned because of COVID-19. Instead
we ran a virtual meeting attended by almost 100 members on the theme of ‘STIS and
COVID-19’. Our Panel of five experts drawn from the Membership showed how the field is
opening up new questions as well as policy recommendations in regard not just to COVID
but to other pandemics. A full report was published on the website and can be found in the July 2020 Newsletter – – as well as a recording on YouTube. The Association also drew on the outcome of the Webinar to send a submission to the Government Office currently seeking proposals for near-term research ( relating to COVID19.


AsSIST-UK 2019 Annual Conference

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

Conference Report is now available here

The 2019 Conference of the Association was 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.

Conference programme

Pre-arrival information (also sent to attendees as an email)
Final conference programme (PDF)
Book of Abstracts (PDF with clickable Table of Contents)
Location map including food and drink recommendations (Google Maps)

Keynote speakers

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

Other information

Hotel recommendations (opens Google Maps list in new window)
Original Call for Submissions