Welcome to the Science Studies Research Group

Science Studies examines the relations between scientific and technical forms of knowledge and the social, philosophical, and historical contexts that make these specialized practices both possible for experts and meaningful for their many audiences. It draws deeply upon a variety of disciplinary resources in its attempts to understand both producers and consumers of Science: history, philosophy, and sociology foremost, but also borrowing tools from anthropology, art history, visual studies, cultural studies, gender studies, law, literature, medicine, and computer science. Interdisciplinary of necessity, Science Studies reflexively seeks more effective combinations of interpretive inquiry and rational analysis that not only link disparate forms of scientific investigation, but also make sense of their impacts in industry, government, and daily life.

Several departments participate in Science Studies activities at CEU: History, Philosophy, Medieval Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology/Social Anthropology, and Cognitive Science. A general overview of Science Studies resources at CEU and further afield may be found on these pages.

To follow current activities of the CEU Science Studies Research Group, please go to the Science Studies Laboratory. You may also want to take note of Courses offered by participating faculty.