Alongside the academic program, 4S Sydney will bring you a rich program of activities, field trips, art events, and more.

Special interest groups

We aspire to make 4S Sydney a place where diverse STS communities can meet and thrive. Please use this form to request a meeting space for your group at the conference.

Affiliated Events

Brave New Law
27-28 August
Biopolitics of science pop up research lab
STS and Africa
27-28 August
What are the boundaries of Science and Technology in Africa?
6S Preconference
28 August
A full-day pre-conference workshop for MA, MS and PhD students and other early-career researchers. The focus of this year’s workshop will be on connecting transnational STS communities.
Making Sense of the Underground
27-28 August
Mining, subterranean exploration, burial, and other forms of underground work are rich areas of investigation for STS scholars.
Art Exhibition
During 4S 2018
More details to come.
Trans-Film Festival
During 4S 2018
Please contact us with your ideas or submissions
STS Graduate Journal launch
During 4S 2018
More details to come
Composting Happy Hour
During 4S 2018
An open social event for composters of environmental humanities and feminisms held during the 4S conference
Dyason Lecture
During 4S 2018
The distinguished plenary lecture for the Australasian Association for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (AAHPSSS)
Sydney Toxic Tour
2 September (TBC)
A series of provocations related to intoxicated animals, haunting chemical traces, toxic methodologies, pharmakological ambivalences, and chemo-social formations
Anthropocene Campus Melbourne
3-6 September
Across the four days of ACM18 participants will engage in a range of lectures, field trips, and workshops in Melbourne and the wider area exploring the theme of ‘The Elemental’.