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STIS Report 2006
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"Science, technology and innovation studies (STIS) are crucial for understanding the dynamics of the contemporary knowledge society, and thus play an important role in the intellectual profile of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Given the role of science and technology today, a social science faculty which is committed to the study of current social, cultural, political and economic changes, occurring on both local and global scale, incorporates in its program a field which devotes its attention to innovation and to the manner in which science and technology develop. This Report has been prepared for the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and in particular the Amsterdam School for Social science Research (ASSR) and the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR). The first section introduces the field of STIS at the intellectual level. The second section briefly outlines the history of STIS at the UvA and provides information about its position and reputation both nationally and internationally. The third section provides recommendations for consideration by the Faculty, ASSR and ASCoR. The appendices contain information about publications and other activities of STIS-identified staff within the Faculty.

Colloquia STS
January 26, 2007

Oost-Indisch Huis
room OIH B017, 3-5 pm


Willem Halffman
Accounting the Commons: science advises conservation policy
Eleftheria Vasileiadou  Practicing e-science: using different media for collaborative working practices

Olga Amsterdamska
Anne Beaulieu
Stuart Blume
John Grin
Willem Halffman
Iina Hellsten
Loet Leydesdorff
Richard Rogers
Andrea Scharnhorst
Peter van den Besselaar
Piet Verhoeven
Paul Wouters
Sally Wyatt

Ph.D. Students:
Marlous Blankesteijn
Diana Lucio-Arias
Tamara Metze
Katharina Paul
Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker
Victor Toom
Elefteria Vasileiadou