stsing e.V. is an association (“Verein”) doing Science and Technology Studies (STS) in and through Germany, established in 2020. STS is an interdisciplinary field of research and activity interested in how science and technology are practically done and socially embedded. The association stsing is informed by international discussions and receives attention from plenty of senior and early career researchers. We are currently in the process of preparing and implementing fresh modes for gathering. There is an upcoming stsing general assembly, and note STS-Hub that is scheduled for spring 2023, which stsing helps co-organize.
We value creative and experimental formats. Even though this might translate into an affinity towards certain topics, stsing has no narrow thematic or disciplinary focus. We appreciate and foster diversity as well as international collaboration. This is also why we understand stsing as a multilingual project. Starting with an English setup of the website (the *lingua franca* of STS), we plan translations in German and other languages. stsing organized itself as a rhizomatic organization that is essentially member-driven. Members can form working groups and local hubs to get and work together on stsing-related issues from the grassroots. Bond by German law, as a registered association, apart from its working groups, stsing also has a formal and elected board. More than anything else, this board understood itself as a facilitator of member activities.
Last update: February 2022.
The board serves as a legal representation of the stsing association (‘eingetragener Verein’ in Germany). It takes care of the administrative and financial issues of the organization and facilitates the communication between members, working groups and local hubs. Board members are elected by stsing members for a period of two years.
The association's founding goes back to an intensive discursive exchange, i.e. several meetings during larger conferences and an event in spring 2019 declared as organising. Afterwards, also due to the Corona crisis, the organisation was advanced online.