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

28.07.2021
 

Publication alert! Read the new article Nina Klimburg-Witjes published together with Mascha Gugganiga here!

21.07.2021
 

Munich Science Communication Symposium and the Conference 'Communicating the Future' take place next week!

12.07.2021
 

Timo BÜHLER (16.07.)

Thomas KUIPERS (16.07.)

Clemens ACKERL (21.07.)

06.07.2021
 

Nine Klimburg-Witjes & Michael Clormann write about (visualizations of) space debris. Read the open access article here!

30.06.2021
 

Nina Klimburg-Witjes and Matthias Leese (ETH) are organizing this virtual workshop as part of the 8th European Workshops in International Studies.

30.06.2021
 

Is academia as we know it today sustainable? Ulrike Felt will discuss this issue at the first EuroScience Policy Forum.

 New Publications

Mora-Gámez F. Curating Reparation and Recrafting Solidarity. In Ecological Reparation: Repair, Remediation and Resurgence in Social and Environmental Conflict. Bristol University Press. 2023. p. 258-272

Sepehr P. Post-Automobility Futures: Technology, Power, and Imaginaries. Mobility Humanities. 2023 Jan 31;2(1):164-167. doi: 10.23090/MH.2023.01.2.1.164

Fritzsche M-C, Akyüz K, Abadía MC, McLennan S, Marttinen P, Mayrhofer MT et al. Ethical layering in AI-driven polygenic risk scores—New complexities, new challenges. Frontiers in Genetics. 2023 Jan 26;14:1-11. 1098439. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2023.1098439

Serbe-Kamp É, Bemme J, Pollak D, Mayer K. Open Citizen Science: fostering open knowledge with participation. Research Ideas and Outcomes. 2023 Jan 23;9. doi: 10.3897/rio.9.e96476

Klimburg-Witjes N, (ed.), Trauttmansdorff P, (ed.). Technopolitics and the Making of Europe: Infrastructures of Security. 1 ed. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2023. 208 p. doi: 10.4324/9781003267409