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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.

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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January 2020

Brown Bag: Lucas Richert

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

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February 2020

Abundance

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

Abundance Visiting Lecturer: Pablo Boczkowski, Northwestern University In this talk I will present findings from my current book project, Abundance: On the experience of living in a world of information plenty. Drawing upon 158 interviews conducted…

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Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology Conference

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology Conference February 27-28, 2020 Conference The title of our conference is “Fracturing Democracy: The Erosion of Civil Society in a Shifting Communication Ecology”…

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March 2020

Visiting Lecturer: Brittan Heller

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Visiting Lecturer: Brittan Heller Details TBD

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Brown Bag: Vijayanka Nair

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

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Visiting Lecturer: Annemarie Mol

March 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Visiting Lecturer: Annemarie Mol Details TBD

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April 2020

Brown Bag: Graduate Student Award Winners’ Panel

April 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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August 2020

EASST4S Prague 2020

August 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds

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