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The Holtz Center is a gathering place for scholars across campus - events & courses include a broad array of themes from diverse analytical perspectives.

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.

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September 2018

Brown Bag

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Brown Bag

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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October 2018

Annie Menzel Brown Bag

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Annie Menzel, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Brown Bag

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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MidweSTS Grad Student Network Meeting

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Holtz Center will be hosting the MidweSTS Grad Student Network meeting on the weekend of October 26-28, 2018.

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November 2018

Fall Deadline: Faculty/Staff Travel Grants

November 1 @ 5:00 pm

Fall deadline: November 1 for travel January 1 - June 29 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…

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Fall Deadline: Graduate Student Research Travel Grants

November 1 @ 5:00 pm

Fall deadline: November 1 for Winter/Spring 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…

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November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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December 2018

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December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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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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Robert E. and Jean F. Holtz Center for
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