What is STS?

Science and Technology Studies Around the World
Science and technology shape our world. How are we to understand these powerful sets of theories, ideas, and practices that have played such an enormous role in defining modernity? Recently, scholars in the humanities, cultural and social studies have been developing increasingly sophisticated intellectual and methodological tools for engaging with this complex question. Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field around the globe. It seeks to expand our understanding of science and technology by exploring their historical, social, cultural, philosophical, and material dimensions.