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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.
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
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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Refugees to the Rescue: Motivating Pro-Refugee Public Engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic STS Lunch Seminar with Adeline Lo, PhD Assistant Professor, Political Science Migrants are often scapegoated during public health crises. Can such crises cre-…Find out more »
February 2, 12-1 pm, via Zoom (details to follow) Spain: Vincenzo Pavone: “Of Neutrality: Science, innovation and the politics of future” We are used to think that technologies are neutral and that it all depends…Find out more »
The Holtz Center announces its 2021 competition for top-up fellowships for admitted graduate students. The fellowships are designed to help recruit graduate students who plan to work on topics in science and technology studies, construed…Find out more »
February 23, 12-1 pm, via Zoom (details to provided) Mexico: Robin Canul: “Perspectives of development in Yucatán Península”. This seminar is part of "Science and Technology in the Hispanic World", a special seminar series prepared…Find out more »
March 23, 12-1 pm, via Zoom (to be provided) Paraguay: Kregg Hetherington: “Agribiopolitics: Plants and humans in the age of monocrops in Paraguay” Agribiopolitics: How monocrops transformed the welfare state The Green Revolution in crop development…Find out more »
Spring deadline: April 1 for travel Summer/Fall 2020 The Holtz Center is pleased to offer travel awards of up to $1000 to Holtz Center faculty and staff members presenting STS-related research at conferences. Two cycles…Find out more »
Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime
April 20, 12-1 pm, via Zoom (link to be provided) Nicaragua: Birgit Muller “Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime” The efforts of small development…Find out more »