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.

 New Publications

Merz M, (ed.), Sormani PB, (ed.). The Local Configuration of New Research Fields. On Regional and National Diversity. Springer, 2015. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook).

Felt U, Schumann S, Schwarz C, Strassnig M. Technology of Imagination. A Card-based Public Engagement Method for Debating Emerging Technologies. Qualitative Research. 2014 Apr;14(2):233-251. Epub 2013 Jan 4. doi: 10.1177/1468794112468468

Castree N, Adams WM, Barry J, Brockington D, Büscher B, Corbera E et al. Changing the intellectual climate. Nature Climate Change. 2014;4(9):763-768. Epub 2014 Aug 27. doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2339