Research Committees

RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology

Established in 1966


To secure and develop personal and collegial contacts between sociologists of science throughout the world; to encourage the international dissemination and exchange of information, developments and activities in the field of sociology of science; to facilitate and promote international meetings and research; to help actively individuals and organisations in countries not represented to use the Committee and its facilities.

To know more about the history of RC23, go to Bulletin 29 (1982), pp. 8-9.

Board 2018 - 2022

President Nadia ASHEULOVA, Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Science, Russia,
Vice-President Alice ABREU, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Secretary Leandro RAIZER, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil,
Board Members

Gary BOWDEN, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Josephine DIONISIO, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
Liisa HUSU, Orebro University, Sweden
Jaime JIMENEZ GUZMAN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Thomas G. SAFFORD, University of New Hampshire, USA
Ingo SCHULZ-SCHAEFFER, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Junmin WANG, University of Memphis, United States

Past President Ralph MATTHEWS, University of British Columbia, Canada

Program Coordinators for IV ISA Forum 2020 are:
Alice ABREU,
Leandro RAIZER,


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