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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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October 2019

Decedent as Epistemic Object: Ontologies, technologies, and enaction in a collaborative research program

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Decedent as Epistemic Object: Ontologies, technologies, and enaction in a collaborative research program A Brown Bag with Dylan Lott, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Healthy Minds Since 2012, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center…

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What is Food and Who Decides?: Current Debates About Milk and Meat

October 29 @ 6:30 pm
Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook Street
Oregon, WI
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Are plant-based milks milk? Is meat really meat if it is grown in a lab? Which stakeholders will get a say in making these decisions about our food? How can the public get involved in…

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Call for Open Panels: Joint Meeting: EASST/4S

October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Call for Open Panels Joint Meeting: EASST / 4S Prague, August 18-21, 2020 Deadline: October 31, 2019 Please consider proposing an open panel for  2020 EASST / 4S Joint Meeting. The purpose of calling for open panel…

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November 2019

National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Annual Symposium

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Symposium: Catalysts for Science Policy is hosting the NSPN’s annual symposium here in Madison, WI on November 1-3, 2019! This year’s theme is “Leveraging Science and Technology to Benefit Marginalized…

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Faculty & Staff Travel Grants Deadline

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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Graduate Student Research Travel Grants Deadline

November 1 @ 5:00 pm

Fall deadline (for Winter/Spring Cycle): November 1 The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies invites proposals for travel grants of up to $1,000 from graduate students working on STS-related…

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Humans as a model for animals: Patterning preclinical reproducibility reform after clinical research

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Humans as a model for animals: Patterning preclinical reproducibility reform after clinical research A Brown Bag with Nicole Nelson, Assistant Professor, Medical History and Bioethics In 2011 and 2012, two groups of pharmaceutical industry scientists…

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Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds Writing Workshop with Paula Ungar

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds Writing Workshop with Paula Ungar (Alexander von Humboldt Institute in Colombia) Please join us for all or some of the discussions! Papers will be pre-circulated. Contact lrperry@wisc.edu for papers and…

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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History Department Colloquium: Technologies of the State

November 11 @ 11:50 am - 1:20 pm
Curti Lounge, Humanities, Rm. 5233 Mosse Humanities Bldg + Google Map

History of Science Brown Bag Technologies of the State “Cross Cultural Canals and the Control of Water in the Global Enlightenment” Alexander Statman A.W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow “History of Technology for the State : The…

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