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.
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
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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Screening of The Bomb. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Understanding Nuclear Weapons Through Art Join us for a film screening and discussion panel with Smriti Keshari, Filmmaker and Rachel Bronson, President,…Find out more »
STS Observations Concerning Forensic and Clinical Encounters Involving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Doug Maynard, Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison and Harold and Arlene Garfinkel Faculty Fellow Perceived inappropriate social behavior is a central feature…Find out more »
The Holtz Center announces its 2019 competition for top-up fellowships for admitted graduate students. The fellowships are designed to help recruit graduate students who plan to work on topics in science and technology studies, construed…Find out more »
Million Dollar Hoods: Mapping the Fiscal and Human Cost of Mass Incarceration in Los Angeles Kelly Lytle Hernandez, UCLA - Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Dr. Lytle Hernandez’s talk will be followed by a reception in the…Find out more »
Geographer Rosemary Collard will be visiting UW-Madison on Friday, March 8th to participate in a writing workshop hosted by the Environmental Justice in a Multispecies World research group. We’re looking for participants interested in having their work-in-progress discussed…Find out more »