The Holtz Center is a gathering place for scholars across campus - events & courses include a broad array of themes from diverse analytical perspectives.

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STS offers students an opportunity to learn skills & approaches for understanding the political & cultural implications of new technologies.

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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.

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.

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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March 2019

Capitalocene Seminar with Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
175 Science Hall, 550 N Park Street
Madison, WI
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Capitalocene Seminar with Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy Must register in advance.   This event is part of the Spring 2019 Sawyer Seminar Series: Interrogating the Plantationocene Examining the past and present of…

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2019-2021 Thematic Cluster Deadline

March 29 @ 6:00 pm

Call for Proposals Thematic Clusters in Science and Technology Studies 2019-2021 The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites proposals to create a thematic cluster to advance research, teaching,…

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April 2019

Brad Kerr Brown Bag: Gender Differences in College Students’ Alcohol Representations in Facebook Status Updates

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

Brad Kerr, Pediatrics Gender Differences in College Students’ Alcohol Representations in Facebook Status Updates College student alcohol use is associated with morbidity and mortality, especially among males. Toward understanding social media’s role in communicating alcohol-related…

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Outreach Fellowship Application Deadline

April 15 @ 6:00 pm

The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites proposals from UW-Madison faculty and academic staff for its Outreach Fellowship program for 2019-20. The fellowship provides the successful applicant with…

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An Evening of Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI
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An Evening of Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing Free and open to the public.   This event is part of the Spring 2019 Sawyer Seminar Series: Interrogating the Plantationocene Examining the past and…

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Plantationocene Seminar with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
175 Science Hall, 550 N Park Street
Madison, WI
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Plantationocene Seminar with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing Must register in advance.   This event is part of the Spring 2019 Sawyer Seminar Series: Interrogating the Plantationocene Examining the past and present of plantations, their…

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Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
TBA
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Brown Bag: Student Award Winners Panel

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

Student award winners panel: TBD

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May 2019

Holtz Center Steering Committee Meeting

May 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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