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

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18.05.2022
 

The Departments of Science and Technology Studies, and Development Studies host a talk by Ching Kwan Lee (UCLA, US) on 01.06.2022.

11.05.2022
 

From 4-6 May the department hosted a workshop that brought together scholars from Czechia, Germany, and Austria.

04.05.2022
 

We are delighted to announce that Ulrike Felt has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant on the topic of "Innovation Residues"

03.05.2022
 

Sarah Davies has just published two invited commentaries reflecting on public communication of science

03.05.2022
 

Open discussion with citizen science practitioners from Austria.

Session on 05.05.2022, 15:00-17:30 (online) with: Tobias Reckling; Daniel Derler &...

25.04.2022
 

This workshop, held from 5-6 May, seeks to critically examine and reflect upon STS in the context of central Europe (CE).

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 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