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.

 News & Events

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09.06.2022 10:00

Talks presented by Céline Parotte: '(Im)materialized Promises', and Pierre Delvenne: 'Valuables in Store'


Das Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung sucht eine Organsiationsassistenin (30h/Woche).


The Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to fill the position of a University Assistant post doc (4 years)


Ulrike Felt, Susanne Öchsner and Robin Rae have presented some of their fin-dings at this year's dhealth conference. They have also elaborated on...


Kamiel Mobach and Ulrike Felt have published an article "On the Entanglement of Science and Europe at CERN" in Science as Culture.


Ulrike Felt has published a paper on the infrastructures that make inter- and trans-disciplinary research possible.

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 New Publications

Albert A, Mayer K, Bálint B, Butkevičienė E, Perelló J. Citizen Social Science: New and Established Approaches to Participation in Social Research. In The Science of Citizen Science. 2021. p. 119-138

Wentland A, Klimburg-Witjes N. „Die Benutzer sind das Problem, nicht das System“ – Verantwortung, Vertrauen und Vulnerabilität in IT-Sicherheitsdiskursen. In Braun K, Kropp C, editors, In digitaler Gesellschaft: Neukonfigurationen zwischen Robotern, Algorithmen und Usern. 1 ed. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 2021. (Politik in der Digitalen Gesellschaft).

Mayer K, Shah EI. Human Sensors. In Sensing In/Security. Mattering Press. 2021. p. 206-215