The Science and Democracy Network

The Science and Democracy Network (SDN) was established in 2002 to enhance the quality and significance of scholarship in science and technology studies (STS) by training young professionals and by forging links between STS and related fields of study and practice.

The SDN sponsors an annual meeting whose primary goal is to strengthen and deepen STS scholarship on science and democracy, and to provide training opportunities for young STS scholars to enable them to participate more effectively in decision processes and public affairs.

Past meetings

Information about past meetings, back to the first meeting in 2002, is available here.

News and Announcements


2014 SDN Annual Meeting will be held June 30th- July 2nd, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
The Thirteenth Annual Meeting will be hosted by the University of Vienna's STS Program and Ulrike Felt. View the program and register here. Find the papers here.

IFRIS Becomes the First European Partner to Host the SDN Annual Meeting
On June 25-27, 2012, the Science and Democracy Network held its 11th Annual Meeting in Paris, France. Hosted by IFRIS and Pierre-Benoit Joly, the meeting was the first in what we hope will be a series of annual meetings alternately hosted by partner institutions in the United States and Europe.

2012 SDN meeting group picture Attendees at the SDN 11th Annual Meeting in Paris hosted by IFRIS, June 25-27, 2012.

2012 SDN meeting group picture Pierre-Benoit Joly presiding over the SDN 11th Annual Meeting hosted by IFRIS in Paris, June 25-27 2012.

Photos credit: Clark Miller

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