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STS seen from Denmark - or: Making Kin in Techno-Anthropology

Techno-Anthropology has been a degree program at Aalborg University (AAU) for more than 5 years now. There is a BSc program in Danish and an MSc program in English. I teach on both programs, but my emphasis is on the 3rd semester of the BSc, where I give a course on ethnographic methods and socio-technical and anthropological analysis.

Some of my brilliant students asked what wider international network of similar minded scholars and students might be available for somebody calling themselves techno-anthropologists. The aim of this post is to provide some pointers.

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an increasingly well-established field that I believe has a lot to offer in this regard. Techno-Anthropology at AAU is not the same as STS, since the degree programs are shaped also by engineers, biotech scientists, philosophers, and more. But a lot of the curriculum belongs to what could be broadly conceived as the STS literature, so my pointers take STS as the main place for techno-…