University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

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Members of the Holtz Center are endlessly collaborating with other faculty and staff.

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STS offers students an opportunity to learn skills & approaches for understanding the political & cultural implications of new technologies.

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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.

A Message From Our Director

For the past decade, the Robert E. and Jean F. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies has promoted the understanding of science, technology, and medicine as fundamental human endeavors.

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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Upcoming Events

November 2018

Little Technologies / Big Histories Workshop

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm

“Little Technologies / Big Histories” is a workshop featuring on-going and in-progress research by UW students, fellows, and faculty. The workshop highlights the trans-regional, global, and “big” histories of small, portable technologies—including consumer goods, household…

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Science & Policy: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House

Science & Policy: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House Kei Koizumi, Senior Science Policy Advisor, American Association for the Advancement of Science Organized by Catalysts for Science Policy RSVP to goo.gl/ozYSHn

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Call for Open Panels: 4S NEW ORLEANS

November 17 @ 5:00 pm

                Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Call for Open Panels: 4S NEW ORLEANS September 4-7, 2019 Deadline: November 17, 2018 The purpose of calling for open…

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Brown Bag: Graduate Student Panel

November 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring a graduate student panel (participants TBD)

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December 2018

Social and Biological Perspectives on the Role of Employment Policies of the 1930s on Aging

December 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

        David Rehkopf (Stanford University) Social and Biological Perspectives on the Role of Employment Policies of the 1930s on Aging Organizers: Jenna Nobles and John Mullahy

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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January 2019

Brown Bag

January 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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February 2019

Brown Bag

February 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Humanities without Boundaries Lecture, Françoise Vergès

Humanities without Boundaries Lecture, Françoise Vergès Free and open to the public.   This event is part of the Spring 2019 Sawyer Seminar Series: Interrogating the Plantationocene Examining the past and present of plantations, their…

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A Roundtable on the Anthropocene, with Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès

A Roundtable on the Anthropocene, with Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès Free and open to the public.   This event is part of the Spring 2019 Sawyer Seminar Series: Interrogating the Plantationocene Examining…

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