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.
Big Data, Surveillance and Race: A Conversation with Cathy O’Neil
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 »
The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites proposals to create thematic clusters to advance research, teaching, and outreach on interdisciplinary topics within science and technology studies, conceived broadly.…Find out more »
Spring deadline: April 1 for travel June 30 – December 31 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…Find out more »
The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies offers a program of top-up fellowships for continuing graduate students with research interests in the field of science and technology studies, broadly…Find out more »
Spring deadline: April 1 for Summer/Fall Cycle The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies invite proposals for travel grants of up to $1,000 from graduate students working on STS-related…Find out more »
The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites applications from UW-Madison doctoral students for research support for the summer each spring. Applicants may come from any disciplinary background as…Find out more »
Join Hyphen-Labs founder, Ashley Baccus, for a public talk and exhibition of her VR experience ‘NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminist Futures’ Hyphen-Lab’s “NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism” Project “NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism” (NSAF) is an award winning three-part digital narrative that sits at the…Find out more »
Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment: A Vision to Enable Decentralized Water Treatment and Address Growing Challenges of the Water Energy Nexus
Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors’ (AEESP) Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Pedro Alvarez “Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment: A Vision to Enable Decentralized Water Treatment and Address Growing Challenges of the Water Energy Nexus” Wednesday, April 4,…Find out more »
Brown Bag: Alternative Logics of Soviet “Pseudoscience”: Amateur Encounters with the Tunguska Explosion
Andy Bruno, Ph.D. Associate Professor History and Environmental Studies Northern Illinois University Alternative Logics of Soviet “Pseudoscience”: Amateur Encounters with the Tunguska Explosion This talk will use the wide-ranging amateur expeditions that began in the…Find out more »
This lecture explores the origins of our present “Information Age” in food and diet markets, looking at the ways that regulatory institutions and market interests have sought to shape consumers’ understandings of food, diet, and…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.
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