University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Holtz Center is a gathering place for scholars across campus - events & courses include a broad array of themes from diverse analytical perspectives.

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Members of the Holtz Center are endlessly collaborating with other faculty and staff.

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STS offers students an opportunity to learn skills & approaches for understanding the political & cultural implications of new technologies.

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Science and Technology Studies (STS)

Science and technology studies (STS) is a growing field of study that seeks to understand how science and technology shape human lives and livelihoods and how society and culture, in turn, shape the development of science and technology.

History of The Holtz Center

In the 1990s, Bob and Jean Holtz made an initial commitment that created the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies at UW-Madison.

A Message From Our Director

For the past decade, the Robert E. and Jean F. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies has promoted the understanding of science, technology, and medicine as fundamental human endeavors.

Graduate Program

The Ph.D. minor (Option A) in STS is offered to graduate students who are candidates for a Ph.D. degree in another department or program. The minor is open to students in all campus departments, including the humanities, social sciences, natural scie

Undergraduate Certificate

ISSuES offers undergraduate students an opportunity to interact with the social sciences and humanities in a way that emphasizes the relationship between science, technology, engineering and society.

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October 2018

An Evening with the Author: Dan Egan

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year's Go Big Read selection: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. A portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the…

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Disentangling the Stress Process: Race/Ethnic Differences in Exposure and Appraisal of Chronic Stressors

October 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Lauren Brown (University of Michigan) Disentangling the Stress Process: Race/Ethnic Differences in Exposure and Appraisal of Chronic Stressors Organizers: Jenna Nobles and John Mullahy

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Student Gathering with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

October 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

FREE Student Gathering with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha FREE refreshments & FREE copies of Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City co-sponsored by The Holtz Center for…

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Lecture: An Evening with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FREE Lecture: An Evening with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Uncovering the Fling, Michigan Water Crisis (doors open at 7:00 pm) co-sponsored by The Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and the Wisconsin Union Directorate  …

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Brown Bag: Annie Menzel

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Doula Care as Justice Technology Since the early 1970s, alternative birth advocates have tended to oppose themselves to mainstream obstetrics in terms of technology: in the influential formulation of anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd, the standard hospital…

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MidweSTS Grad Student Network Meeting

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Holtz Center will be hosting the MidweSTS Grad Student Network meeting on the weekend of October 26-28, 2018. Please visit https://midwestsnetwork.wordpress.com for up to date information and details. MidweSTS Program 2018 MidweSTS invites graduate student…

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MidweSTS Graduate Student Network Meeting Keynote: Michael Mascarenhas

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MidweSTS Graduate Student Network Meeting Keynote speaker Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California at Berkeley Mascarenhas’ impressive work draws together critical race theory, and environmental justice, and addresses…

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Displaced Horizons

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
George L. Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Room 7240
Madison, WI
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Displaced Horizons is a multimedia project focusing on water infrastructures’ socio-cultural and historical complexities to encourage a re-visioning of current water systems. This event attends to often-overlooked technological entanglements to create an aesthetic and experiential reorientation towards…

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Biological Mediators and Moderators of Social Disadvantage

October 30 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Photo by Eva Menezes/ISR               Colter Mitchell (University of Michigan) Biological Mediators and Moderators of Social Disadvantage Organizers: Jenna Nobles and John Mullahy

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