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

What we are doing

What Danish STS are doing

13/11 - 2018 | Uncategorized

Markets and Standards

The Markets and Valuation Group at the Department of Organization (CBS) invites you to a Public Seminar with professor Lawrence Busch. Time and Date: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. kl. 13.00-15.00...

13/11 - 2018 | Uncategorized

Special issue about Feminist STS

The journal Women, Gender & Research has published the special issue “Feminist STS at work” which can be downloaded for free online here.  Aside from an introduction to the field, the...

5/11 - 2018 | Uncategorized

How to Do Things with Sensors

The Technologies in Practice (TiP) research group at the ITU is happy to present Professor of Media, Culture and Environment in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, Jennifer...

5/11 - 2018 | Uncategorized

Three post-doctoral researcher positions

At The Institute of Sociology at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, (German pay scale E 13TV-G-U, fulltime). The three positions are in science and technology studies by 1st April 2019 or...

1/11 - 2018 | Uncategorized

The Social Life of Spacecraft: Organized Science on NASA’s Robotic...

Lecture by Janet Vertesi (Princeton University) Monday 10 December 2018, 5pm – 6pm Warwick in London How does social organization affect the conduct and practice of science? To explore this...