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


Ruth Falkenberg, Lisa Sigl and Maximilian Fochler have just published a new article in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science:


Sarah R. Davies and Fredy Mora-Gámez have just published a new article in the International Journal of Communication, Special Section on Afterlives of...


Fredy Mora-Gámez has just published a new article in Science as Culture: The official record of victims as a bordering technology: knowledge and...


Ulrike Felt and Pouya Sepher have just published a new article in Science, Technology and Human Values.


How do we move from knowledge to action? This was the topic of the panel discussion “Can we still be saved?”


There is a new blogpost by Katja Mayer and Carsten Horn.

 New Publications

Blauensteiner P, Kampel M, Musik C, Vogtenhuber S. A socio-technical approach for event detection in security critical infrastructure. In 2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops. PIscataway, NJ: IEEE. 2010. p. 23-30 doi: 10.1109/CVPRW.2010.5543164