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

08.03.2022
 

The podcast of PhD candidates in the humanities and the social sciences at the University of Vienna.

18.02.2022
 

Nina Klimburg-Witjes gave an interview about space debris for Tech & Nature (in German). Read it here!

22.01.2022
 

Ulrike Felt has just published her new book (available in German) !

17.12.2021
 

Congratulation to Anna Pillinger, who won the AK-Wissenschaftspreis for her master thesis "Imagining Care Robots at a Dementia Station – Or: Wishing...

06.12.2021
 

Susanne ÖCHSNER

09.12.2021, 12:00-13:30

25.11.2021
 

Strategieentwicklung ist ein Teil von wissenschaftlichem Leitungspersonal geworden. Das Projekt “Follow the Money” geht dieser Entwicklung nach.

 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