30 years of STS at the University of Vienna

15.03.2018 17:14

Celebrating 30 years of STS at the University of Vienna (March 15 – 16, 2018)

Special invited guests:

Alan Irwin (Copenhagen Business School)
Ruth Müller (Technical University Munich)
Helga Nowotny (ERA Council Forum Austria)
Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University)



March 15, 17:00 – 19:00: A moment of epistemic partying – looking back and ahead in pictures and stories

17:00-17:30: Welcome Address & Introduction

17:30-18:00: Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University): How STS matters (title to be confirmed)

18:00-19:00: Celebrating 30 years of STS at the University of Vienna – A multi-voice presentation

19:00-20:30: Buffet and Wine


March 16, 9:00 – 17:00: Tracing our epistemic footprints

9:00 – 11:00: Engaging & Governing Science & Innovation in Contemporary Democracies

Moderator: Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg

Introduction by Alan Irwin (Copenhagen Business School)

Multi-voice presentation (speakers: Erik Aarden, Ulrike Felt, Maximilan Fochler, Christian Haddad, Ingrid Metzler, Anna Pichelstorfer)

·         Engaging citizens with emerging technosciences

·         Negotiating ethical boundaries and enabling innovation

·         Social justice, classification, diversity



11:30 – 13:30: Living in Techno-Natural Cultures

Moderator: Erik Aarden

Introduction by Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University)

Multi-voice presentation (speakers: Florian Bayer, Dorothea Born, Ulrike Felt, Maximilian Fochler, Astrid Mager, Christoph Musik, Susanne Öchsner, Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg)

·         Imagining techno-political cultures

·         Living in and with digital infrastructures

·         Assembling nature-cultures



14:30 – 16:30: Cultures of Knowing

Moderator: Michael Penkler

Introduction by Ruth Müller (Technical University Munich)

Multi-voice presentation (speakers: Ulrike Felt, Maximilian Fochler, Andrea Schikowitz, Lisa Sigl, Elena Šimukovič)

1.    Spaces & maps – navigating changing geographies of knowing

2.    Values & evaluation – shifting lives in academia

3.    Making our research matter – changing institutions



16:30 – 17:00: Looking ahead & Farewell


Participation in the event is free of charge. Please register by replying to sts30@univie.ac.at, mentioning your name and institutional affiliation!


Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung

Sky Lounge; Oskar-Morgensternplatz 1, 1090 Vienna