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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Guest Event: Digital Performance + Seminar with Jackie Orr Jackie Orr teaches and writes in the fields of cultural politics and performance, feminist technoscience studies, and contemporary theory. She is an associate professor of sociology at…Find out more »
Alejandro Meitin: Zonas de Contacto. La comprension de las artes en procesos de investigacion territorial
Terra Incognita presents Alejandro Meitin: Zonas de Contacto. La comprension de las artes en procesos de investigacion territorial (Contact Zones. Understanding art in processes of territorial research) (in Spanish) Alejandro will present his work as founder…Find out more »
Join the UW American Nuclear Society and the Institute for Nuclear Energy Systems for this special free screening of THE NEW FIRE at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Stay for discussion with director David Schumacher!! What…Find out more »
Panel of Graduate Student Award Winners Kate Carter, Political Science Elle LeClere, iSchool Christopher Holmes, Sociology Alexandra Lakind, Curriculum & Instruction Elle LeClere: Digitization is one of the most popular methods for increasing access to…Find out more »
Earth Observations & Modeling for Decision Making Dr. David W. Fahey NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Earth’s changing climate is leading us into a new regime of impacts that pose unique challenges and decisions to…Find out more »
Terra Incognita presents Dylan McLaughlin: Cause Lines Performance. Arts + Literature Laboratory CauseLines will take the form of a multimedia musical performance co-presented with Space Relations Research Collective. This project engages a historic technology of…Find out more »
The Holtz Center’s February 22 Science & the Public event will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television. The first broadcast will air on June 4 at 3:50 pm. Big Data, Surveillance and Race Cecelia…Find out more »
Please join the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW) on June 6 for a presentation and cooking demo about new indigenous cooking by author Beth Dooley. “The Home Indigenous Kitchen” 7:15 pm, Wednesday, June 6…Find out more »
Science Is Not “Neutral”: Why Science Is Inherently Political: The Case of Agroecology This is the Sixth event of Food & the Wisconsin Idea’s 2018 series Hosted by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) at…Find out more »