What is STS?

Science and Technology Studies Around the World
Science and technology shape our world in profound ways. How are we to understand these powerful theories, ideas, practices, and artefacts that have played such an enormous role in defining modernity? Over the last 40 years or so, scholars in the social sciences and humanities have developed increasingly sophisticated intellectual and methodological tools for engaging with this complex question. Out of these debates, Science and Technology Studies (STS) has emerged as a burgeoning interdisciplinary field around the globe. STS seeks to expand our understanding of science and technology by exploring their historical, social, cultural, philosophical, and material dimensions.