STS Underground

This group aims to discover and refine what it means to approach mining, burial, and subterranean exploration from an STS (science, technology, and society) perspective. We are interested in how questions about extraction and burial are posed and deliberated, the politics of the technologies and infrastructures that support subterranean work, and how the consequences of extraction and burial are addressed. Underlying each of these areas are issues of knowledge, expertise and power that STS is uniquely positioned to explore.

On this website you will find information about our February 2017 workshop at the Colorado School of Mines, the August 2018 workshop in Australia, the organizers, our network of scholars, and available resources, including bibliographies and syllabi. The 2017 and 2018 workshops are generously funded by the Science, Technology and Society Program at the National Science Foundation (Award 1632651).

 

 

New sts underground special issue of

 

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

 

We are pleased to share a special thematic collection of papers on mapping and modeling from our 2017 STS Underground workshop.

The introduction and all articles are available open access from the journal.

Click for Table of Contents, with links to pdf downloads.

 

 

pre-4S 2018 conference:

MAKING SENSE OF THE UNDERGROUND

 

University of Wollongong, Australia
August 27-28, 2018

 The CFP is closed, but more information on sessions and logistics will be published on this website.