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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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September 2019

Transpacific Ecologies: Gentrification of the Seas

September 19 @ 3:30 pm
6191 Helen C White Hall, 600 N Park Street
Madison, WI
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How does global racial capitalism continue to extract profit from scenes of environmental degradation — of dead corals, rising sea levels, and ongoing militarism in and across the Pacific? In this talk, Dr. Bahng interrogates…

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Democracy against the law: Reflections on India’s illiberal democracy

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Democracy against the law: Reflections on India’s illiberal democracy Talk by Thomas Blom Hansen, Director of Center for South Asia and Professor in Anthropology at Stanford University Friday September 20, 5:00-6:00 pm, 106 Ingraham This event…

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Pain and Pleasure: A History of Pharmaceutical Opioids in the Asian Context

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1116 Rennebohm Hall, School of Pharmacy + Google Map

The History of Pharmacy and the Social & Administrative Sciences Division present: Pain and Pleasure: A History of Pharmaceutical Opioids in the Asian Context with Ved Baruah As the opioid crisis generates headlines, heated debates,…

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Soil Science and Radical Life

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Soil Science and Radical Life A Brown Bag with Sophie Sapp Moore, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies “Our politics is called agroecology!” the agronomist says emphatically. His usually placid smile is sharpened…

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October 2019

CRISPRcon Midwest

CRISPRcon Midwest will be held at UW-Madison on Tuesday, October 8th! (CRISPRcon) Conversations on Science, Society & the Future of Gene Editing will host its first regional event at the Discovery Building to bring diverse…

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Making Abolition Geography: Social Justice Organizing in Local, State, and International Perspective

Interrogating the Plantationocene: A UW-Madison Mellon Sawyer Seminar is right around the corner! The October events explore the theme of "laboring bodies". - LABORING BODIES EVENTS - October 5 to January 5 Fabrice Monteiro: The…

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The Impracticality of Practical Research: A History of Contemporary Sciences of Change that Conserve

October 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Impracticality of Practical Research: A History of Contemporary Sciences of Change that Conserve A Brown Bag with Thomas Popkewitz, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction There is an alluring, daunting, and haunting desire in contemporary Western…

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A Roundtable on Laboring Bodies

October 10 @ 7:00 pm

Interrogating the Plantationocene: A UW-Madison Mellon Sawyer Seminar is right around the corner! The October events explore the theme of "laboring bodies". - LABORING BODIES EVENTS - October 5 to January 5 Fabrice Monteiro: The…

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Laboring Bodies Workshop

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Interrogating the Plantationocene: A UW-Madison Mellon Sawyer Seminar is right around the corner! The October events explore the theme of "laboring bodies". - LABORING BODIES EVENTS - October 5 to January 5 Fabrice Monteiro: The…

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Wisconsin Science Festival

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 8:00 pm

A four-day statewide celebration with events for all ages. More information

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