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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-anthropologists to find and make kin.

The visualisation is borrowed from EASST Review 36(2)




The following looks at the field of STS from Denmark, specifically from my office on the 3rd floor of AAU in Copenhagen, so it is by no means a complete or even comprehensive overview, but a highly situated one that should nevertheless work as a place to start.

Please note: At this moment, the list is very incomplete - my apologies. Comments are welcome.

STS in Denmark
Associations
The Danish Association for Science and Technology Studies (DASTS)
Danish Association of Techno-Anthropologists (DATA)

Research groups
The Techno-Anthropology Research Group at AAU
The TANTlab at AAU Copenhagen
The TiP Research Group at ITU
Centre for STS Studies at AU
Centre for Medical STS at University of Copenhagen
Centre for the Sociological Study of Science, Expertise and Society at KU

Study programs
BSc Teknoantropologi at AAU
MSc Techno-Anthropology at AAU
BSc Global Business Informatics at ITU
MSc Digital Innovation and Management at ITU

STS in Europe
Associations
The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)

Research Groups
Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI) - Paris
Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP) - London
TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture - Oslo
Department of Science and Technology Studies - Vienna
Chair of Sociology of Technology and Innovation - TU Berlin
Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies - Warwick, UK

Study programs
Master Programme in 'Science–Technology–Society' - Vienna
Teknologi, innovasjon og kunnskap (master - to år) - Oslo
MA in Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life - Frankfurt

STS elsewhere
Associations
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Research groups
Department of Science & Technology Studies - Cornell
Harvard STS Program - Boston
Science and Technology Studies - UC Davis

Study programs
List of STS programs across the world (not completely up to date, but long!)
Another list made at Cornell (updated in 2015, also long)

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