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.
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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The Nature of Curiosity: An Educational Counter-Memory of a Scientific Object STS Lunch Seminar with Chris Kirchgasler, PhD Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Thursday, April 8, 12:30-1:30 pm, via Zoom Access via Zoom Today’s child…Find out more »
Visiting Lecturer, Christina Dunbar-Hester, PhD Associate Professor of Communication, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Hacking Beyond Diversity: Conscience, Politics & Practice in Feminist Hacking Thursday, April 15, 4:00 pm, via…Find out more »
In the spring of 2014, the Holtz Center initiated a new program to fund thematic clusters to advance research, teaching, and outreach on interdisciplinary topics within science and technology studies, and invited proposals from faculty…Find out more »
Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime
Nicaragua: Birgit Muller “Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime” The efforts of small development NGOs to introduce agro-ecology in remote and mountainous regions of…Find out more »
From Cement to Solar: Scenes from a Moroccan Anthropocene STS Lunch Seminar with Daniel Williford, PhD, Assistant Professor, History Thursday, April 22, 12:30-1:30 pm, via Zoom Access via Zoom At first glance, cement and solar…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 »
Have you written in the fall or are you writing a paper this spring on a theme related to how science and technology affect and are affected by social, political, cultural, or economic life? Are…Find out more »
Rewiring Wall Street: Institutions, Workers, and the Making of Electronic Stock Markets: 1950-1975 STS Lunch Seminar with Devin Kennedy, PhD, Assistant Professor, History Thursday, September 16, 12:30-1:30 pm, via Zoom Access via Zoom Between 1950…Find out more »