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
Email:

Researchers

Latest issue of STS Encounters

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

23/08 - 2016 | Uncategorized

Two lectures on Marine Renewable Energy as Alien

As part of the closing conference of the research project Marine Renewable Energy as Alien lectures by Stefan Helmreich, MIT Anthropology, and Noortje Marres, Centre for Interdisciplinary...

18/08 - 2016 | Uncategorized

Visiting researcher from SciencesPo médialab

We are hosting Mathieu Jacomy from the SciencesPo médialab this term as a visiting researcher. Thanks to the DigHumLab initiative we have the opportunity to arrange three workshops with him in the...

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.

1/08 - 2016 | Uncategorized

The compounded precariousness of older adults living alone with cognitive...

Seminar with Elena Portacolone. Elena Portacolone is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), a Pepper Center...

11/07 - 2016 | Uncategorized

The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, Knowledge After the Genome

Seminar with Professor Jenny Reardon Venue: Center for Sundhed og Samfund (CSS), Øster Farimagsgade 5, Room 10.0.11 (Building 10, ground floor, room 11) Time: August 11, 2016, 13 – 14.30 Host...

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