Working Groups

Working groups are regular or ad hoc meetings of students and/or faculty.  These range from undergraduate groups with a general interest in STS, to faculty meetings specifically to discuss a narrow area of interest. Please explore our current groups below, and feel free to get in touch if you would like to join them.

STS Working Group

Picture Credit: You Can't Lay Down by Tejo Remy, 1991

The STS* Working Group  is a group of scholars brought together by shared interest in STS practices and approaches. Our research interests cover topics in environment, technology, development, food, agriculture, and health.  The working group meets periodically to share and discuss works in progress and review key and novel papers in the field.  Members are encouraged to make as many meetings as possible, as the intent of the group is to develop a community of scholars with shared knowledge. … more

* Science, Technology, & Society or Science & Technology Studies. . . take your pick!

History of Science Working Group

LARRY_QUALLS_10311282033The OHST Working Group provides a forum for members to discuss ongoing research and other projects. The Working Group brings together graduate students, visiting scholars, and faculty for weekly discussions on history of science research. Possible topics include current OHST grad students’ dissertations; hot topics in the field, areas of interest that visiting scholars are working on, etc. … more


Environmental Science & History Working Group

The Environmental Science and History Working Group brings together scholars broadly interested in environmental history, and the development of environmental science and policy. Our research interests span a broad range of disciplines, methodologies, and historical periods. The working group meets several times per month to share and discuss writing in progress, review new published works in environmental history and related disciplines, and discuss classic texts. Members are encouraged to workshop their projects and propose readings, as the goal of the working group is to create a community of scholars. … more



Medicine Working Group

The Medical Working Group aims to schedule events regarding the topic of medicine as well as hold work-in-progress discussion groups where faculty can share their research and workshop book chapters and articles. This group also hopes to promote a community of students interested in the history of medicine and medical studies/ medical humanities… more


Past Working Groups

Previous Working groups associated with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society can be found here. Some of the Working Groups are the Science Governance and Risk Futures, Emerging Technologies and the Ramifications, and Science, Technology & Engineering Policy Group.

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