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

15.10.2020
 

Job Announcements: Researcher

The Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to employ 2 pre-doctoral and/or 2 post-doctoral researchers.

16.07.2020
 
25.05.2020
 

Call for Abstracts

'Making Europe through infrastructures of (in)security'

The Interdisciplinary Workshop is inspired by the need to investigate how infrastructures of...

13.05.2020
 

Please note: cancellation of talks in June

06.04.2020
 
14.02.2020
 

Lisa Sigl, Ulrike Felt and Maximilian Fochler published an article about the Narrative Framing of Societal Responsibilities in Academic Life Science...

 New Publications

Schikowitz A. Being a ‘Good Researcher’ in Transdisciplinary Research: Choreographies of Identity Work Beyond Community. In Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences. 2021. p. 225-245. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, Vol. 31). doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61728-8_11


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 doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58278-4_7


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