STMS Conference 2022: Call for Papers

It has long been thought that the relation between science and politics is an uneasy one: politics covets power, while science seeks apolitical truth. Scholars from the history, philosophy, and social studies of science have investigated the interactions between science and politics to unearth a complex web where science and politics co-evolve and are co-produced. What interactions lead science to shape political policies, and political environments to influence science? What lies at the intersection of science and politics?

The Sixth International Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at the University of Toronto invites student submissions that examine the interaction between politics and science, including science policy, science funding, politicization of science and scientization of politics, political influences on science, as well as other topics regarding the mutual influence between science and politics.

We also invite submissions on other issues related to STM, in historical and present societies throughout the world. As an interdisciplinary gathering, we encourage students to submit papers from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. We are specifically interested in current issues surrounding: COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, data privacy, AI and warfare, vaccine hesitancy.

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Interested students should submit an abstract (250 words) and a brief bio (50 words) by January 31, 2022, using the following link (CLOSED).

If you have any questions, please contact: Hannah Rajput, at 

All applicants will be notified by the end of February 2022.