Top End STS

TopEndSTS is a group of scholars and practitioners who are interested in STS research and sensitivities, and who regularly come together and share stories, insights and collaborations.

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a field of research that unpicks the assumptions embedded in Western knowledge traditions, and provides resources for new forms of situated interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research work.

Our research spans many contemporary issues and concerns within collective northern Australian life, and engages disparate climatic environments, complex interplays of connection and ‘remoteness’, and the co-presence of many differing Western and Indigenous modes of people-place making.

In our work, we recognise ourselves as drawing on rich legacies of STS scholarship – arising out of collaborations between researchers and Aboriginal elders and knowledge authorities – which many of us draw on and seek to maintain.


noun: top-end
1. The Top End of Australia is the northern part of the Northern Territory.