The MISTS project, based in Sociology at Goldsmiths, is hosting an event exploring moves by Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars in recent years to engage with economic matters in one form or another. Through these moves, questions have been raised of economic actors and actions, value, ranking, regulation, standardisation, marketing, market devices and the nature of markets, among other areas.

Further information on the event including a programme and abstracts can be found here.

At the event we will assess what STS work on ‘the economic’ could gain from an exchange with the broader STS community and vice versa. We will discuss the analytic utility of considering the economic in relation to STS research into legal and political formations, notions of embodiment, work on publics, consultation, issues and socio-technical controversies, ideas of expertise, the performative turn, and what it means to move from scientific laboratories to sites of economic innovation.

Keynote speakers: Franck Cochoy, Sheila Jasanoff, Vincent Lépinay and Fabian Muniesa.

Also featuring papers from: Céline Cholez and Pascale Trompette, Joe Deville, Lilliana Doganova, Brice Laurent and Julien Merlin, Véra Ehrenstein, Sveta Milyaeva, Christian Frankel, José Ossandón and Trine Pallesen, Noortje Marres, Gisa Weszkalnys.

The event is free to attend, but we do require registration for catering. To register please send an e-mail (including any dietary requirements) to: