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.
By focusing scholarly attention on science and technology as human institutions, situated in wider historical, social, and political contexts, STS provides insights into the relationship between science and technology and such basic categories of social thought as race and gender, poverty and development, trust and credibility, participation and democracy, health and pathology, risk and uncertainty, globalization, and environmental protection.
A unique collaboration across the boundaries of the modern research university to promote the understanding of science, technology and medicine as human enterprises.
Feb 22 | Big Data, Surveillance & Race: A Conversation About the Criminal Justice System
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Doctor-Patient Screen Sharing and Shared Decision Making Lyn Van Swol, Professor, Communication ScienceFind out more »
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Screen Sharing to Promote Information Acceptance and Shared Decision-Making in Doctor-Patient Interactions
Pediatric Grand Rounds: Screen Sharing to Promote Information Acceptance and Shared Decision-Making in Doctor-Patient Interactions Lyn Van Swol, PhD Department of Communication Arts University of Wisconsin – Madison * Coffee and Breakfast items will be provided * This lecture…Find out more »
Please join us for the Holtz Center annual meeting & reception.Find out more »
The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies is active in enhancing undergraduate education through multiple activities, including its Certificate, Integrated Studies in Science, Engineering, and Society (ISSuES). One of…Find out more »
The Holtz Center announces its 2018 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 »
Saturday, February 17, 9:00 am (all day event) at UW Cartography Lab at Science Hall Exploring feminist cartographies and recidivism in Madison with Catherine D'Ignazio and the United Way of Dane County! Catherine D’Ignazio is an Assistant Professor of…Find out more »
“Turning Trash into Treasure: Shadow Economies and Uninvited Ecologies in Southwest China,” Adam Liebman, PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at University of California-Davis This talk traces entanglements between excess matter and marginalized people in (post-)socialist…Find out more »
Department of Life Sciences Communication's spring colloquium for: "Science in an age of polarized politics" presented by Dietram Scheufele Wednesday, February 21 from 12:05-1:00 pm 135 Hiram Smith Hall Free and open to all faculty,…Find out more »
Simon A Cole, PhD, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, School of Social Ecology University of California, Irvine Margaret Hu, JD, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law Moderated by Cecelia Klingele, JD,…Find out more »
In the 1990s, Bob and Jean Holtz made an initial commitment that created the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies at UW-Madison.
Robert E. and Jean F. Holtz Center for
Science and Technology Studies