Welcome to the Centre for STS-studies

Research areas

  • Healthcare practices and technologies
  • Surveillance practices and technologies
  • Organization, work and technology
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Governance, performance and technology
  • Social media and methods
  • Self-tracking and subjectivity
  • Empowerment and technology
  • Design practices and participation
  • Project management and innovation
  • Constructivism, democracy and normativity

Science, Technology and Society Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary research field concerned with how science and technology shapes and affects society and vice versa. The field has existed for roughly 50 years and emphasizes empirical studies of science and technology as practices. This means that knowledge and technology is seen as products of heterogeneous, situated, contingent and ‘messy’ processes in which social actors, materiality, other technologies, concepts and theories take part. The field of STS draws on extensive resources such as constructivism, post structuralism, process philosophy, social anthropology, critical theory, actor network theory, feminist studies, ethnography, work place studies, phenomenology and others.

At the centre, STS forms a methodological and conceptual resource for studying the role of technology and especially IT in a range of everyday and work life settings. STS helps us attend to the more or less visible and trivial aspects of the interaction between human actors and technologies. Our research often focuses on how humans and technologies forms - or attempts to form – functioning assemblages capable of action. The meticulous and tedious work of making something work is one of our central concerns.

The STS centre was established in 2000 and has over the years hosted a range of substantial national and international conferences, seminars and guests.

On behalf of the centre,

Peter Danholt
Associate professor

Phone: +4587162006


Latest issue of STS Encounters


2/08 - 2016 | Encounters

New Publication in STS Encounters

Signe Vikkelsø: Technologies of Organizational Analysis: Charting ‘Organization’ as a Practical and Epistemic Object in Encounters. Read it here.

What we are doing

What Danish STS are doing

3/02 - 2017 | Uncategorized

Call for Papers: Feminist STS at work

CfP: Kvinder Køn og Forskning 2018/1  Guest editors: Stine Willum Adrian, AAU, Nete Schwennesen, KU, & Lea Skewes, AU  Feminist science and technology studies (Feminist STS) is an...

31/01 - 2017 | Uncategorized

Panel on Learning and Science & Technology Studies (STS)

Josefine Raasch, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bochum University: Generating and Contesting Historical Knowledge in a Classroom Bente Meyer, Associate Professor, Dept. of Learning and Philosophy...

31/01 - 2017 | Uncategorized

Data Work: Bridging Data Journalism and Digital Sociology

Public lecture by Liliana Bounegru, PhD Fellow at Ghent Uni. and Groningen Uni., Guest Lecturer at King’s College London, Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (Uni. of Amsterdam...

31/01 - 2017 | Uncategorized

The Ethnographic Effect: Imagining a Next Generation of Methodological...

Workshop for PhD students with Andrea Ballesteros at ITU. February 21, 2017.  You are hereby invited to a workshop with Andrea Ballestero, Rice University, US, organized by the ETHOS Lab. The...

27/01 - 2017 | Uncategorized

CFP: Lost In Translation? People, Technologies, Practices and Concepts Across...

Joint Meeting Red EsCTS and Portuguese STS Network Lisbon, 7-9 June 2017 Deadline for sending proposals: Friday 10th of February 2017. We are pleased to announce the first joint meeting of the Red...