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

09.06.2021
 

Ruth Falkenberg has just published this article in Minerva. Read the open access article here!

31.05.2021 07:42
 

Andrea Schikowitz and Fredy Mora Gámez are talking at the AFPP conference next week!

26.05.2021
 

Don't miss out the ICA Conference and this thrilling panel discussion!

25.05.2021
 

Have you already read the new article written by Sarah Davies? It's part of a special issue on 'Re-examining Science Communication'.

21.05.2021
 

That's the question Ulrike Felt and Sarah Davies will discuss at the Public Communication of Science and Technology conference.

18.05.2021
 

Several department members are presenting their research at international conferences this week!

 New Publications

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


Schikowitz A, Maasen S. Integrative Forschung. In Schmohl T, Phillip T, editors, Handbuch transdisziplinäre Didaktik. Bielefeld: transkript. 2021. p. 151-162 doi.org/10.14361/9783839455654


Davies S. Performing Science in Public: Science Communication and Scientific Identity. In Kastenhofer K, Molyneux-Hodgson S, editors, Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences. Cham: Springer. 2021. p. 207-223. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, Vol. 31).


Davies S, Horst M. Science Communication as Culture: A Framework for Analysis. In Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology. London: Routledge. 2021. p. 182-197