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Links to web sites for the history, philosophy and social studies of science

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Links to Danish institutes, centres, etc.:

International sites

  • STS Wiki
    Science and technology studies (STS) examines the influence of society on science and technology, and the influence of science and technology on society. STS Wiki is an experiment in the public production of free, open-source knowledge concerning STS. Our mission is simple: To make STS knowledge, perspectives, and resources available for free, worldwide.

  • Online guide for HPSTM internet/web users at the University of Leeds.
    Do you or your students need a free user-friendly guide to virtual resources in history & philosophy of science, technology and medicine? On line tutorial prepared by James Sumner.

  • Konrad Lorenz Institut für Evolutions- und Kognitionsforschung
    The KLI is an institution which fosters research in Theoretical Biology, including history and philosophy of modern biology, with an emphasis on the evolutionary and cognitive sciences. An aim of KLI is to generate crossdisciplinary theoretical models that can guide future applied research and political decision making.

  • Program on Science, Technology and Society
    North Carolina State University, including 160 science, technology, and society information sources, STS websites, STS course materials, programs, etc. This site will soon be closed, however, its links have been incorporated into a larger directory of websites at ECHO, see the following site.

  • ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History Online - Science and Technology.
    This site is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and operated by the Center for New Media History at George Mason University. In addition to funding and training historians to collect and preserve the recent history of science and technology, this site includes one of the world's largest on-line directories of the history of science, technology and medicine.

  • Virginia Tech Science and Technology Studies
    M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs, descriptions of courses; links, etc.

  • The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT)
    The Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has about 2000 members worldwide. The scope of the society includes such issues as environmental, health and safety implications of technology; engineering ethics and professional responsibility; history of electrotechnology; technical expertise and public policy; peace technology; and social issues related to energy, information technology and telecommunications.

  • Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
    The University of Minnesota houses the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science (MCPS) - the oldest center for philosophy of science in the world.

    The "black marble page" including links, announcements [call for papers, grants, jobs], resources, etc.

  • Steve Fuller and social epistemology
    Steve Fuller (social epistemology, normative study of knowledge systems); with some texts, e.g., science wars articles, etc.

  • The Department of Science & Technology Studies at University College London
    A new web site with STS links etc.

  • The Loka Institute
    The Loka Institute is a non-profit research and advocacy organization concerned with the social, political, and environmental repercussions of science and technology.

  • The HOPOS home page (A History of Philosophy of Science site)
    HOPOS is an informal, international working group of scholars who share an interest in promoting serious, scholarly research on the history of the philosophy of science and related topics in the history of the natural and social sciences, logic, philosophy, and mathematics). With mailing list, other resources)

  • PhilSci Archive
    PhilSci Archive, an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science, sponsored by the Philosophy of Science Association. It is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. The goal of the Archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work. A parallel to the physicists' enormous LANL archive (

    The Internet Archive is a public nonprofit that was founded to build an "Internet library," with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to build more well-rounded collections.

  • Social Criticism Review
    Selected readings on modern society and its ills. Focus on alienation between man, nature, and a dysfunctional scientific-technical complex. Forum for ideas that go against the current. SCR offers online readings on the crisis of modernity: progress, science for sale, megatechnology, third world debt, counterproductive economy, globalization, corporate rule, anti-democratic media, advertising consumerism, environmental destruction, genetic manipulation, sustainable development, human rights, ethics, responsibility, citizenship, community building, arms race, war on terrorism, resurgent totalitarianism, and much more.

  • SLS - Society for Literature and Science and now, "and the Arts" (SLSA)
    The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists. SLSA members share an interest in problems of science and representation, and in the cultural and social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.

  • The Skeptics's Dictionary
    "Featuring nearly 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on occult topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic's Dictionary is a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on all things supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific." -- (Science Studies scholars may be skeptical about this link, but why not see "activist skepticism" as a distinct approach to science studies?)

Comments and suggestions...

Please let us know if you have links to other sites on the internet concerning the Philosophy, History or Sociology of Science. We also welcome other information about aspects of meta-science or cross diciplinary subjects which could be relevant here. Send a message to the editor of Hugin og Munin, Marie Svarre Nielsen (the email address is: odinsravne [at] ) or to Claus Emmeche. Thanks!

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