Ways of Knowing and Doing STS: Niki Vermeulen Talks with Wiebe Bijker

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

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Title Ways of Knowing and Doing STS: Niki Vermeulen Talks with Wiebe Bijker
 
Creator Vermeulen, Niki
Bijker, Wiebe
 
Subject STS; science and technology studies; history
STS; history; celebrations; bicycles; SCOT
 
Description It is a special moment in the history of STS. With the young discipline transitioning into a not so-young-field-anymore, there is plenty of reason for celebrations: defining groups are celebrating remarkable anniversaries and individual careers are celebrated when founding figures retire. These celebrations are also excellent moments for reflections on pasts, presents and futures of STS and the place of STS in the wider world. In this conversation, Wiebe Bijker, recently subject of his own retirement celebration in Maastricht (Bijker 2017), shares his views on STS. We travel with him from the Netherlands to India, and briefly stop in Edinburgh at SSU where we find the origin of the SCOT abbreviation. On the way, we discuss Dutch activism, teaching, the institutionalization of STS, the emergence of international networks, and different roads STS can take. We end with an optimistic view towards a global future, while emphasizing the importance of the inclusion of history and the classics. 
 
Publisher The Society for Social Studies of Science
 
Contributor Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Universiy of Edinburgh
 
Date 2018-07-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Non-peer-reviewed article
interview
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://estsjournal.org/index.php/ests/article/view/233
10.17351/ests2018.233
 
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 4 (2018); 352-365
2413-8053
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://estsjournal.org/index.php/ests/article/view/233/145
 
Coverage Netherlands; Maastricht; Edinburgh; Europe; Global
From 1960s to now

 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Niki Vermeulen, Wiebe Bijker
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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