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.
By focusing scholarly attention on science and technology as human institutions, situated in wider historical, social, and political contexts, STS provides insights into the relationship between science and technology and such basic categories of social thought as race and gender, poverty and development, trust and credibility, participation and democracy, health and pathology, risk and uncertainty, globalization, and environmental protection.
A unique collaboration across the boundaries of the modern research university to promote the understanding of science, technology and medicine as human enterprises.
Feb 22 | Big Data, Surveillance & Race: A Conversation About the Criminal Justice System
“Turning Trash into Treasure: Shadow Economies and Uninvited Ecologies in Southwest China,” Adam Liebman, PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at University of California-Davis This talk traces entanglements between excess matter and marginalized people in (post-)socialist…Find out more »
Department of Life Sciences Communication's spring colloquium for: "Science in an age of polarized politics" presented by Dietram Scheufele Wednesday, February 21 from 12:05-1:00 pm 135 Hiram Smith Hall Free and open to all faculty,…Find out more »
Simon A Cole, PhD, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, School of Social Ecology University of California, Irvine Margaret Hu, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law Moderated by Cecelia Klingele, JD,…Find out more »
Resisting the Plantationocene: The Case of Postcolonial and Post-Slavery Banana Plantations in the French Caribbean
“Resisting the Plantationocene: The Case of Postcolonial and Post-Slavery Banana Plantations in the French Caribbean” Malcom Ferdinand, postdoctoral researcher at The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) What does the Anthropocene…Find out more »
Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Composition and Rhetoric, Department of English Faculty Affiliate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison STS + Rhetoric: Making Worlds with Fish In this talk, Dr. Druschke explores…Find out more »
Thursday, March 1 1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Ave 4:00 pm - “Cultivating Resilience” Lecture with Laura Lengnick Reception to follow 6:00 pm – “Food Systems Transformation” Lecture with Molly Anderson Friday, March 2…Find out more »
Sky Hopinka: Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquium Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga) is currently based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His video work…Find out more »
Catherine M. Jackson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of History University of Wisconsin-Madison History of Chemistry: Who Cares? Chemistry around 1900 was the queen of the sciences. But recent decades have seen professional history of science…Find out more »
Dylan Miner: Artist/Author Meet & Greet Potluck Come have dinner with Dylan Miner! We will be learning more about his practice, and his myriad interests and ideas. For those who’ve read it, this will also…Find out more »
Cathy O’Neil is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award. She earned a…Find out more »
In the 1990s, Bob and Jean Holtz made an initial commitment that created the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies at UW-Madison.
Robert E. and Jean F. Holtz Center for
Science and Technology Studies