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

22/05 - 2017 | Uncategorized

Call for participation: “Data-work in healthcare: New roles, tasks and...

Workshop ECSCW´17, Monday 28th of August 2017 in Sheffield, United Kingdom Increasingly, citizens and healthcare professionals are engaged in ‘data work’ when dealing with treatment and care for...

17/05 - 2017 | Uncategorized

Job opening: Assistant/Associate professor in Digital Methods

The School of Culture and Communication invites applications for an assistant professorship or an associate professorship at the Department of Digital Design & Information Studies with a special...

17/05 - 2017 | Uncategorized

Seminar with Professor Lynn Morgan

Title: Miss Mexico’s Dress and the Backlash against Reproductive Rights in Jalisco, Mexico Venue: Center for Sundhed og Samfund (CSS), Øster Farimagsgade 5, Room 5.0.22 (building 5, ground floor...

12/05 - 2017 | Uncategorized

Søges: Seniorforsker – Ansvarlig Innovasjon

Senter for velferds- og arbeidslivsforskning (SVA), Arbeidsforskningsinstituttet (AFI) Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus (HiOA) er landets største statlige høgskole, med rundt 18 000 studenter og 2000...

12/05 - 2017 | Uncategorized

The productivity imperative: Time management after the organization

Titel: publicETHOS #20 – Melissa Gregg, Intel Corporation Time: May 23. from 13:00-14:00 Place: Auditorium 3 IT-University of Copenhagen Rued Langgaardsvej 7 DK-2300 Copenhagen S...