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Robert King Merton was one of the leading sociologists of the 20th century. In 1966, R.K. Merton became one of the founders, organizer and the first President of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Science (RC23) of the International Sociological Association. Merton’s activity in this position was in many ways decisive for theoretical and institutional development of the sociology of science worldwide. In honor and memory of Robert King Merton, the RC23 Committee has…

CALL FOR PAPERS on May 17–18, 2023 XXXVII Session of the Samuel A. Kugel International School for Sociology of Science and Technology will take place in Saint-Petersburg Science and Society in the Period of Modernization: in Pursuit of Technological Leadership   Organizers of the XXXVII Session S.I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg Branch Saint-Petersburg Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences…

Dear RC23 members,   As President of RC23, I welcome you to the Winter’22 Issue of the RC23 Newsletter!   This issue presents the original paper of Alfred Nordmann “Revisiting the Phoenix Phenomenon - A Study of Mertonian Sociology of Science”.   The winter edition highlights also the information about the new book “The Anthem Companion to Robert K. Merton” edited by Charles Crothers & Lorenzo Sabetta.   RC23 is actively preparing for the XX…

XX ISA World Congress of Sociology Resurgent Authoritarianism: The Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies Melbourne, Australia, June 25-July 1, 2023 There are 2 weeks left to submit your abstracts to sessions organized by the RС23 ISA Don’t leave it for the last moment! Abstract submission closes on September 30, 2022 24:00 GMT

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AMACAD), the oldest academy of the US, has announced that 261 outstanding individuals have been elected to the Academy in 2022.   Alice Rangel de Paiva Abreu (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) is elected an International Honorary Member in 2022.     Our congratulations to Alice, our RC23 ISA Vice-President!   AMACAD, founded in 1780, encompasses all fields of knowledge and in more than 240 years has set…

RC23 ISA is preparing now for the program of XX World Congress «Resurgent Authoritarianism: The Sociology of New Entanglements of Religions, Politics, and Economies» (Melbourne, Australia, June 25 – July 1, 2023). Please visit the webpage of the XX World Congress Guidelines for Program Coordinators and Session Organizers Deadlines March 7, 2022 24:00 GMT Announcing Program Coordinators: RC/WG/TG provide name and contact details of Program Coordinator to the ISA Secretariat This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it May 10, 2022…

Dear RC23 members, As President of RC23, I welcome you to the Winter Issue of the RC23 Newsletter! This Issue provides information about our RC23 activity during the IV Sociological Forum of the International Sociological Association (Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 23 – 28, 2021) and fruitful discussion at the Business Meeting.In this publication, we include also the short report about the XXXVI Session of the S.A. Kugel International School for Sociology of Science and Technology…

held its XXXVI session on December 2–3, 2021 The annual session was devoted to the 90th anniversary of the participation of the Soviet delegation in the Second International Congress of the History of Science in London. This event was a milestone in the history of social studies of science and contributed to the formation of this field in the Soviet Union. At the coming S. A. Kugel International School, we discussed the history of the…

RESEARCH COMMITTEE 23: SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (2019-2021) Friday, 26 February 2021 Chair Nadia Asheulova Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences   Co-chairs   Alice Abreu Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Leandro Raizer Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul   The presentation of RC23 ISA activity for 2019-2021 is available for the download below.

The IV ISA Forum of Sociology will be held online, starting on February 23, 2021 (9:00 BRT, Porto Alegre, local time)   RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:45 - 18:15 268 Academic Career, Research Networks and Professional Associations 22:00 - 23:30 269 University Career: Continuity and Transformation Wednesday, 24 February 2021 15:00 - 16:30 270 Science, Technology, and “Wicked” Social Problems: Integrating Diverse Sociological Perspectives 16:45 - 18:15 271 Posthumanism…
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Saskia Sassen (2014). Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press/Belknap Book.
J. Jiménez (Ed.,with the collaboration of J. C. Escalante) (2009). Participation and Development. The Mexico of the Future. In honor to Russell L. Ackoff in his 87th Anniversary (2009) Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems, National Autono
Matthias Gross, Rüdiger Mautz (2014) Renewable Energies. Routledge.
Willie Pearson, Jr., Lisa M. Frehill, Connie L. McNeely (Eds.) (2015). Advancing Women in Science.
The Information Resonance in Social System
Technology Assessment in Japan and Europe
Norman Blaikie, Jan Priest (2016) Social Research Paradigms in Action
Open Science, open issues Ciência aberta, questões abertas
Mandal, Kasturi; Nadia Asheulova and Sevtlana G. Kirdina (eds.) (2014) 'Socio Economic and Technological Innovations: Mechanism and Institutions', Narosa Publishing House: New Delhi.
Food Consumption in the City: Practices and Patterns in Urban Asia and the Pacific
Alison G. Anderson (2014). Media, Environment and the Network Society. Palgrave Macmillan.
K. Prpić, I. van der Weijden and N. Asheulova (Eds.) (2014). (Re)searching Scientific Careers.
R. Sooryamoorthy (2015) Transforming Science in South Africa. Development, Collaboration and Productivity. Palgrave Macmillan.