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


23/11 - 2015 | Encounters

Ny udgivelse i STS Encounters

Lektor Brit Ross Winthereik har skrevet den seneste artikel i STS Encounters med titlen: Den Ontologiske Vending i Antropologi og Science and Technology Studies. Link til artiklen: http://www.dasts.dk/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/Brit-Ross-Winthereik-2015-Den-Ontologiske-Vending1.pdf

Hosted publications

PhD Theses

    Working Papers (2003-2008)

      What we are doing

      What Danish STS are doing

      25/05 - 2016 | Uncategorized

      MEST seminar with Tobias Rees

      Humanity/Crisis Venue: Center for Sundhed og Samfund (CSS), Øster Farimagsgade 5, Bygning 10, Room 5.0.22 Time: June 6, 2016, 14.00 – 15.30 Host: The Centre for Medical Science and Technology...

      20/05 - 2016 | Uncategorized

      Art Alive at Medical Museion

      On May 25th, Medical Museion is opening an exhibition of living artwork Heirloom by British artist-scientist duo Gina Czarnecki and John Hunt. Heirloom grows living portraits of the artist’s...

      17/05 - 2016 | Uncategorized

      Invitation to Professor Tine Hald’s inaugural lecture

      On Friday 3 June 2016, Tine Hald will give her inaugural lecture as professor at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. Time Friday 3 June from 14.00 to 15.00 followed by...

      13/05 - 2016 | Uncategorized

      MEST seminar with Lone Grøn

      Social contagion and cultural epidemics: phenomenological and experience-near perspectives Venue: Center for Sundhed og Samfund (CSS), Øster Farimagsgade 5, Bygning 10, Room 10.0.11 Time: May 17...

      29/04 - 2016 | Uncategorized

      Indkaldelse til generalforsamling

      Hermed indkaldes til ordinær generalforsamling i DASTS, torsdag d. 2. Juni kl.13.30-14.30. Generalforsamlingen afholdes på Aarhus Universitet, Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N., Peter Bøgh Andersen...

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