A pioneer in trouble: Danish Board of Technology are facing problems

Michael Søgaard Jørgensen, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark Member of the Danish Board of Technology’s Board of Representatives; msjo(at)dtu.dk Incredible, but true! In October 2011 the new Danish centre-left government proposed to cut the whole public funding of one of the important Danish democratic public institutions, the Danish Board of Technology, and […]

The birth of the Belgian Network for Science, Technology and Society (BSTS network)

The birth of the Belgian Network for Science, Technology and Society (BSTS network) By Pierre Delvenne and François Thoreau, for the Belgian STS network Overview The inaugural conference of the Belgian STS Network took place on September 30, 2011 at the Royal Academy for Arts and Sciences (Brussels, Belgium). Before getting into the details of […]

What Works Where and for Whom?

What Works Where and for Whom? Notes of the workshop Science Technology and Development, held 12-14 December 2011 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands By Rob Hagendijk, Harro Maat and Annapurna Mamidipudi A global map of scholarly activity in STS will show spots on all continents but undoubtedly the larger dabs are in the […]

Organising STS

Organising STS Editorial By Estrid Sørensen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, EASST Council member Increasingly often scholars who are working in the larger STS centres are visited and interviewed by younger colleagues who are interested in mapping the scholarly history of STS. Our field has reached a stage where there is a need to define it, not only […]