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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.

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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

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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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December 2020

Lunch Seminar

December 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Details TBD This event will be virtual | https://go.wisc.edu/z9b8kk | Meeting ID: 910 1140 4015 | Passcode: 623639

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

December 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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January 2021

Refugees to the Rescue: Motivating Pro-Refugee Public Engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Refugees to the Rescue: Motivating Pro-Refugee Public Engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic STS Lunch Seminar with Adeline Lo, PhD Assistant Professor, Political Science Migrants are often scapegoated during public health crises. Can such crises cre-…

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February 2021

Deadline: Call for Papers: The Nordic Science & Technology Conference 2021

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conference theme: STS and the Future as a Matter of Collective Concern Deadline for submission of abstracts: FEBRUARY 1, 2021 The conference format will be blended and allow physical or virtual attendance. Rising sea levels,…

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Of Neutrality: Science, innovation and the politics of future

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

February 2, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Spain:  Vincenzo Pavone: “Of Neutrality: Science, innovation and the politics of future” Vincenzo Pavone is a tenured researcher at the Institute of Public Policies of the Spanish National Research…

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Before the Pandemic: Past Attempts to Redress Health Disparities via Science Education and their Pathologizing Effects

February 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Before the Pandemic: Past Attempts to Redress Health Disparities via Science Education and their Pathologizing Effects STS Lunch Seminar with Katie Kirchgasler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Thursday, February 11th, 12:30-1:30, via Zoom Connect…

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Deadline: Top-Up Fellowships for Recruiting New Graduate Students

February 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Holtz Center announces its 2021 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…

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Perspectives of development in the Yucatán Península

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

February 23, 12-1 pm, via Zoom Mexico:   Robin Canul: “Perspectives of development in the Yucatán Península” Socio-environmental analysis of megaprojects, their immediate repercussions and long-term scenarios. Robin Canul Suárez (Campeche, Mexico, 1985) journalist and audiovisual…

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CANCELLED – Corey Jackson STS Lunch Seminar

February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Corey Jackson's February 25th STS Lunch seminar has been cancelled. This will be rescheduled during the Fall 2021 semester.   Corey Jackson, PhD Anna Julia Cooper Postdoctoral Fellow, The Information School Thursday, February 25, 12:30-1:30…

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March 2021

What is it to value? The case of clean in the city of Amsterdam 

March 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

What is it to value? The case of clean in the city of Amsterdam Visiting Lecturer, Annemarie Mol, PhD Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam Participate via Zoom In STS we have amply studied…

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