• ‘Vulnerability in Technological Cultures’ released at MIT Press

    Edited by Anique Hommels, Jessica Mesman and Wiebe Bijker, this book offers conceptual frameworks for empirical description and analysis of vulnerability that elucidate its ambiguity, context dependence, and constructed nature. More

  • ‘The making of Europe’s critical infrastructures’ available now

    This collection, co-edited by Anique Hommels, unravels the historical shaping of infrastructure, common vulnerabilities, and Europe. Click to order

  • Alexandra Supper interviewed by Sismondo on ‘Sublime Frequencies’

    For Social Studies of Science, Alexandra Supper was interviewed on her research on sonification of data. Podcast available here.


Introducing MUSTS

The research programme Maastricht University – Science, Technology and Society Studies (MUSTS) draws on a combination of philosophical, historical, sociological and anthropological approaches. The general question is how modern societies are constituted by science and technology, and how, vice versa, social and cultural conditions shape technological and scientific developments. The research focuses on the 20th and 21st centuries, with attention to the historical roots in the 17th-19th centuries.


  • Events on April 16, 2014
    • Work in Progress – Bernike Pasveer
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: April 16, 2014 – 1:00 pm
  • Events on April 23, 2014
    • Lecture Darrick Evensen (Cornell)
      Starts: 6:30 pm
      Ends: April 23, 2014 – 7:30 pm
      Location: Room C1.15
      Description: Regional differences in beliefs about shale gas development ("fracking") across the USA
  • Events on April 30, 2014
    • STS Colloquium – Jeanette Pols
      Starts: 3:30 pm
      Ends: April 30, 2014 – 5:30 pm
      Location: Spiegelzaal

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