Department of Science and Technology Studies

Science, technology and innovation shape life in modern societies in countless ways. Some of these are perceived as positive, others are deeply controversial. In turn, policy, corporations, the media and other societal actors influence how knowledge and technologies are produced. Science and technology studies analyzes these interactions, and aims to foster critical and reflexive debates on the relations of science, technology and society.

 Defensiones

23.07.2024 11:00
 

We warmly invite you to the defensio of Anastasia Grace Nesbitt

15.07.2024 11:00
 

We warmly invite you to the defensio of Jóia Maria Boode

 STS Talks Vienna

25.06.2024 17:00
 

Today is the last STS Talk of the summer term 2024 by Nicole Dewandre!

For anyone who would like to join online – please register via zoom.

19.06.2024 17:00
 

by Brice Laurent (CSI & ANSES, Paris), Eleanor S. Armstrong (Science Education, Stockholm University), Béatrice Cointe (CSI, Paris), Kirstin Asdal...

 Events

29.02.2024 18:00
 

We are thrilled to announce Professor's Ulrike Felt 2024 Haldane Lecture on Thu, February 29th, 2024, 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Wolfson College, University of...

 News

18.07.2024
 

The prestigious award for culture and science is endowed with 10,000 Euros with a award ceremony in the town hall on November 27th, 2024

News
09.07.2024
 

The EASST-4S Conference in Amsterdam will be joined by members of the STS Department

News
26.06.2024
 

Julia Engelmayer conducted an interview with Nina Klimburg-Witjes on the question “What visions of the future is our research based on?”.

News
07.06.2024
 

Starting April 1, 2024, Katja Mayer is an incoming fellowship for one year at the Berlin University Alliance.

News
25.04.2024
 

Der geplante neue Titel des EC lautet: "Wechselwirkungen zwischen Wissenschaft, Technik und Gesellschaft verstehen".

News
24.04.2024
 

Join the group of University Professor Ulrike Felt as a University assistant (praedoc) in the ERC grant Innovation Residues!

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 New Publications

Felt U. Keeping Technologies Out: Sociotechnical imaginaries and the formation of Austria's technopolitical identity. In Jasanoff S, Kim S-H, editors, Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power. Chicago: Chicago University Press. 2015. p. 103-125

Sormani PB. Practicing Innovation: Mobile Nano-training, Emerging Tensions, and Prospective Arrangements. In Merz M, Sormani P, editors, The Local Configuration of New Research Fields. On Regional and National Diversity. Vol. 29. Springer. 2015. p. 229-247. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook).

Felt U, Schumann S, Schwarz C. (Re)assembling Natures, Cultures and (Nano)technologies in Public Engagement. Science as Culture. 2015;24(4):458–483. doi: 10.1080/09505431.2015.1055720

Felt U. Sociotechnical imaginaries of "the internet", digital health information and the making of citizen-patients. In Hilgartner S, Miller C, Hagendijk R, editors, Science and Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond. London/New York: Routledge. 2015. p. 176-197 doi: 10.4324/9780203564370