Related Programs


Other MIT departments and programs:

STS is by no means the only program at MIT that focuses on the relationships between science, technology, and society. Virtually every school and department has some faculty who are interested in the broader linkages and implications of their work. STS faculty and students collaborate with a broad range of scholars, scientists, and engineers around MIT. Some of the formalized programs include:


Related academic programs at other universities:

History of Science Department, Harvard University
Resources at Harvard and in the larger area provide the basis for a range of research by the History of Science Department's B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. candidates. Members of the Department participate in colloquia and lecture series in the Boston area, and the Department maintains close contact with the MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society where students enjoy full cross-registration privileges.

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
From its different locations in Stockholm, KTH — the Royal Institute of Technoloy — provides one-third of Sweden's technical research and post-secondary level education. With over 11,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 active postgraduate students, KTH conducts education and research of a broad spectrum — from natural science to all branches of technology, including architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. Founded in 1827, the Royal Institute of Technology is an international institution with established resarch and educational exchanges all over the world, especially in Europe, the USA, Australia and Southeast Asia. Cooperation schemes with the Baltic states and Russia are on the increase. Various joint efforts with the Swedish International Development Agency and other development bodies abroad are also part of its international programme. KTH’s History of Technology Department and MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society have an on-going Visiting Student program to promote the general interest of international education and cultural exchange.

Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
Harvard University's Department of Anthropology was established in 1886 in response to the demand for instruction in archaeology, ethnology, and physical anthropology to complement the Peabody Museum's already world-renowned collections. Reflecting its history and continued commitment to an integrated study of all aspects of anthropology, the department offers courses in three special fields: archaeology, biological anthropology, and social anthropology. In addition to the Ph.D. Programs, the Department offers a terminal A.M. Program in Medical Anthropology, which is a subdivision of Social Anthropology. A joint Ph.D. is offered with the Committee on Middle Eastern Studies.

Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies at Radcliffe
The Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (GCWS) at Radcliffe is a pioneering effort by faculty at six degree-granting institutions in the Boston area and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study to advance women's studies scholarship. The Consortium pursues its mission through an ongoing series of team-taught graduate seminars, interdisciplinary faculty workshops, and other opportunities for scholarly and administrative collaboration. Consortium membership includes Boston College, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Tufts University.

Professional Societies:

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
An interdisciplinary organization, SHOT is concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes, but also with the relations of technology to science, politics, social change, the arts and humanities, and economics.

Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
The Society for Social Studies of Science is a nonprofit, professional association. It was founded in 1975 and now has an international membership of about 1000. The main purpose is to bring together those interested in understanding science, technology, and medicine, including the way they develop and interact with their social contexts.

History of Science Society
The History of Science Society was founded in 1924 to foster interest in the history of science and its social and cultural relations.

American Anthropological Association
The American Anthropological Association, the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.

American Historical Association
The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA serves as the umbrella organization for historians working in every period and geographical area. Among its 15,000 members are faculty at secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities, history graduate students, independent historians, and historians in museums, historical organizations, libraries and archives, government, and business.

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