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, 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


Mayer K, Weber J. Targeting from a Distance: Formatting Social Relations in Data-Driven Warfare. In Burkhardt M, Shnayien M, Grashöfer K, editors, Explorations in Digital Cultures. meson press. 2021. p. 1-20