Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
Call for Open Panels: 4S NEW ORLEANS
September 4-7, 2019
Deadline: November 17, 2018
The purpose of calling for open panel proposals is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the 4S community and to facilitate the organization of robust paper sessions.
Open panel chairs will have significant responsibility in the composition of their panels. Please note, in submitting a proposal, you are volunteering to chair a session of papers related to your topic. An open panel may extend across up to three sessions of five papers each (i.e. a total of maximum 15 papers).
An open panel proposal consists of an abstract up to 250 words, including a brief discussion of its contribution to STS and, if relevant, to the theme of the 4S 2019 NOLA conference. (See examples of open panel topics from last year here). Open panel topics, once accepted by the Program Committee, will be included in the general call for papers that will open on December 15th. At that time, authors may nominate their papers for one or more panels.
Please consider proposing an open panel for 4S 2019 NOLA to expand your networks and create vibrant intellectual communities.
Open Panel proposals should be submitted via the conference submission page by November 17th. (Log in with your 4S credentials.)
A second call for individual papers, closed panels, posters and Making and Doing presentations will open Dec. 15th and close Feb. 1st.
Open panel chairs will be consulted in regards to the selection of papers, but because of the need to distribute paper submissions over many sessions, the Program Committee has final authority over which papers will be included in each panel.