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

13.05.2021
 

New blog post: Sarah Davies and Andrea Schikowitz are reflecting on the enactment of researchers' identity across different institutional settings.

07.05.2021
 

We started a new project (contract funding by the City of Vienna, MA7):

The City as Knowing Space (Die Stadt als Wissensraum)

04.05.2021 07:49
 

Don't miss out! Katja Mayer, Senior Postdoc in the STS Department, is moderating the Netzpolitischer Abend (in German) online on 6th May 2021.

30.04.2021
 

Sarah Davies and Kathrin Lindvig frame research integrity as a ‘policy object’ and reflect upon how this object is being assembled.

29.04.2021
 

Wenn der Problemlöser zum Problem wird: Die Geschichte unseres Umgangs mit Kunststoffe als Analogie für unseren Zugang zur Klimawende.

29.04.2021
 

Sarah Davies published an article about analysis of Twitter data during the pandemic.

 New Publications

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 doi.org/10.28938/9781912729050


Schikowitz A, Maasen S. Integrative Forschung. In Schmohl T, Phillip T, editors, Handbuch transdisziplinäre Didaktik. Bielefeld: transkript. 2021. p. 151-162 doi.org/10.14361/9783839455654


Davies S. Performing Science in Public: Science Communication and Scientific Identity. In Kastenhofer K, Molyneux-Hodgson S, editors, Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences. Cham: Springer. 2021. p. 207-223. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, Vol. 31).


Davies S, Horst M. Science Communication as Culture: A Framework for Analysis. In Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology. London: Routledge. 2021. p. 182-197