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Science-Technology-Society Centre

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,

Researchers

Anders Albrechtslund

Associate professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Claus Bossen

Associate professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Peter Danholt

Associate professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Anne Mette Felsted Juhl

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Media Studies

Kalle Kusk Gjetting

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Louise Nørgaard Glud

School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Anne Henriksen

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Media and Journalism Studies

Susanne Holm

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Amanda Karlsson

Research Assistant School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Peter Lauritsen

Professor with Special Responsibilities School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Timo Leimbach

Associate professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Annette Markham

Associate professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Astrid Meyer

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Srihari Hulikal Muralidhar

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Finn Olesen

Associate professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Kasper Ostrowski

School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Mikkel Rask Pedersen

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Gabriel Pereira

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Kasper Hedegård Schiølin

Assistant Professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Pablo Rodrigo Velasco González

Assistant Professor School of Communication and Culture - Information Science

Publications from our members

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

What we are doing

What Danish STS are doing