CFP: 2nd International Conference on Global Science, Technology, and Society [GlobalSTS 2.0]

July 24-27, 2019, Makassar, Indonesia

Environmental Transformation and Changing Knowledge Production

A sequel to the first conference held at Nanyang Technological University in 2014, GlobalSTS 2.0 aims to extend the exchange of scholarly works of STS researchers around the world that emphasize transnational dimensions of science, technology, and society. We invite STS scholars from various backgrounds and disciplines to engage in lively debates and productive discussions in the academic event, which takes place in an unusual site outside the EuroAmerican sphere where different scales of globality are located.

GlobalSTS 2.0 brings a theme on “Between the Land and the Sea: Knowledge Transformation and Changing Knowledge Production.” It focuses on the shifting nature of our environments that is deeply affecting human societies around the world. This is particularly poignant in the context of maritime societies and waterfront cities. The theme resonates to many transnational issues that individuals, communities, and institutions are facing today, thus calling for scholarly responses to the emerging challenges in all aspects of our life. Sub-themes include, but not limited to:

  • Sustainability and Governance
  • Biodiversity and Vernacular Knowledge
  • Social Changes and Green Development
  • Climate Change and the Anthropocene
  • Risk, Disaster and Resilience
  • Infrastructures and Urban Transitions
  • Medicine and Public health
  • Digitalization and Data Analytics
  • Energy Politics, etc.

Key Dates
Submission 10 January – 28 February 2019
Notification 15 March 2019
Registration 1 April – 24 July 2019
Conference 24 – 26 July 2019
Excursion 27 July 2019

Keynote Speaker
Michael M.J. Fischer (Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and STS at MIT)

Fort Rotterdam (Benteng Makassar) is a 17th century Dutch fort located in the city of  Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

More information available here.

Call for papers


A. Individual Papers (author name, affiliation, a title and an abstract of 200 words)

B. Panel Proposals (chair name and all presenter names with affiliation, a panel title and an abstract of 200 words, and paper titles and abstracts of 150 words)

C. Non-paper presentations (film screening, art performance, exhibition, etc.)

Please send submissions in a word file to

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Posted: February 12, 2019