Collaborative research environments and engagements across disciplinary and institutional divides
The necessity of interdisciplinary research collaboration and partnering across professional and institutional divides is mainstream discourse in today’s academic culture. Funders are keen to support collaboration for innovative results and effective scientific and technological solutions that match the complexity of societal problems. Below this general desire for interdisciplinarity, the aspects, benefits, and problems of actuating collaboration across disciplinary and institutional divides are a matter of situated practices, conventions, and tacit understandings of how collaboration can be made to work – if it can be made to work. Especially without prior experience, the organization and practicalities of such endeavors are hard to fathom, yet most scholars are at some point likely to find themselves working in projects that require collaborative skills and knowledge.
Are these engagements and collaborations delivering what they promise? What are the promises? How do we collaborate? What triumphs, difficulties and challenges are typical to these arrangements in practice?
The 2022 FSSTS symposium has a dual purpose:
By creating a shared awareness of existing research collaboration, the used practical methodologies, and promises and challenges met, the symposium supports research collaboration across disciplinary, professional, and institutional divides.
We invite both 1) track proposals for panel sessions and 2) individual presentation proposals:
1. Track proposals --> CLOSED Feb 16
2. Individual presentations
Suggested tracks (preliminary suggestions; these can be appropriated)
The Symposium takes place in Helsinki June 9-10, 2022 (Thursday and Friday).
The venue is Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, 00170 Helsinki.
The meeting welcomes any novel and inspired ways of organizing panel sessions.
Summer school for junior scholars doing work in science studies. The summer school is on day one of the Symposium and organized by FSSTS separately. Date 8.6.2022 at Metsätalo (details TBC).
FSSTS Master’s thesis award in STS will be presented at the conference.