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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.

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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

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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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November 2019

From Daffy’s Elixir to Dinitrophenol: Medicines and Their Early Regulation in America

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1116 Rennebohm Hall, School of Pharmacy + Google Map

From Daffy's Elixir to Dinitrophenol: Medicines and Their Early Regulation in America John Swann, PhD, Historian, Food and Drug Administration Wednesday, November 13, 2:00-3:00 pm, 1116 Rennebohm Hall Refreshments will be provided. John Swann is…

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A Roundtable on Value/Economy

November 14 @ 7:00 pm

The third series of events related to the Sawyer Seminar: Interrogating the Plantationocene: A UW-Madison Mellon Sawyer Seminar is right around the corner! The November events explore the theme of "value/economy". - VALUE/ECONOMY EVENTS -…

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Value/Economy Workshop

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The third series of events related to the Sawyer Seminar: Interrogating the Plantationocene: A UW-Madison Mellon Sawyer Seminar is right around the corner! The November events explore the theme of "value/economy". - VALUE/ECONOMY EVENTS -…

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The Character of Science: A Virtue Theoretic Account

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Character of Science: A Virtue Theoretic Account Robert T. Pennock, PhD, Michigan State University Philosophers, historians and sociologists are used to analyzing the character of science in methodological and social terms, though these perspectives…

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Deadline for proposals: Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds: Land, Water, Food

November 15 @ 5:00 pm

Call for proposals: Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds: Land, Water, Food An interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment University of Wisconsin–Madison March 6-8, 2020 multispeciesjustice.org The Center for…

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Ethics, Agency, and Automated Decision Systems

November 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Ethics, Agency, and Automated Decision Systems A Brown Bag with Alan Rubel, JD, PhD, Associate Professor, Information School; Director, Center for Law, Society & Justice Algorithmic systems and predictive analytics play an increasingly important role in…

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December 2019

Brown Bag: Graduate Student Award Winners’ Panel

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Details TBA

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meting

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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January 2020

Brown Bag: Lucas Richert

January 30, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Details TBA

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February 2020

Visiting Lecturer: Pablo Boczkowski

February 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visiting Lecturer: Pablo Boczkowski, Northwestern University Details TBD

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