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

08.02.2018
 

Adipositas als vermeintliche Diagnose ist nicht nur Gegenstand medialer Diskurse und gesellschaftlicher Ausverhandlungsprozesse, sondern auch ideales...

22.01.2018 17:00
 

Welche Relevanz haben Sozialwissenschaften?

Podiumsdiskussion zum Start der Societal Impact-Plattform

Der Ruf nach gesellschaftlicher Relevanz von Forschung ist heute deutlicher zu hören denn...

03.01.2018
 
19.12.2017 13:35
 

Celebrating 30 years of STS at the University of Vienna

For thirty years STS (Science and Technology Studies) has been established at the University of Vienna. On 15 & 16 March 2018 we want to honour this...

07.08.2017
 

Kathrin Gusenbauer on putting society's norms in wax at the Josephinum Museum Vienna

07.08.2017
 

'Science in Society Laboratories'

 New Publications

Tybjerg K, Whiteley L, Davies S. Object Biographies: The Life of a Hacked Gene Gun. In Felt U, Davies S, editors, Exploring Science Communication. Sage Publications Ltd. 2020. p. 69-87


Mayer K. Open Science Diplomacy. In Young M, Flink T, Dall E, editors, Science Diplomacy in the Making: Case based insights from the S4D4C project. 2020. p. 133-215


Chlormann M, Klimburg-Witjes N. Space Debris Sustainability: Understanding and Engaging Outer Space Environments. In Madi M, Sokolova O, editors, Space Debris Peril: Pathways to Opportunities. : Capacity Building in the New Space Era. 1 ed. Boca Ranton: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group. 2020