2nd STS TURKEY Winter School “Science, Technology and Society” successfully completed #ststwitter #ststurkey

As the Turkish Scholarly Network for Science and Technology Studies, one of the objectives of STS TURKEY is to increase the visibility of STS in Turkey by promoting relevant field research and training activities. Regarding the aim of conveying basic STS theoretical frameworks, concepts and related discussions at introductory-level, January 2019, we organized our first Winter School supported by the Orient-Institut Istanbul.

As one of the coordinators of STS TURKEY I am very proud to announce that we have successfully completed our second STS TURKEY Winter School “Science, Technology and Society” in January 2020 at METU Design Factory, Ankara.

I would like to thank also in the name of the co-organizers Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu, Şafak Kılıçtepe and Emine Öncüler Yayalar all participants who have made this fruitful STS TURKEY 2020 Winter School possible, especially our supporters Bilkent Üniversitesi & ODTÜ Tasarım Fabrikası , our lecturers for their very insightful and educational contributions and the participants for their active/lively participation, in the form of infrastructure walk, group work & discussions, etc.
We are planning our third Winter School 2021 in Istanbul – more details will be announced in due course.

A description with the seminar topics can be found below.
Here are some impressions:


The second STS TURKEY “Science, Technology and Society” Winter School was held on 14-16 January 2020 at METU Design Factory, Ankara. The Winter School supported by Bilkent University and METU Design Factory provided 10 lectures by senior researchers and professors from different disciplines within three days, and was completed with a half-day discussion about current research subjects and challenges for STS research with the participants.
The lectures were held in English or Turkish based on the title of the lecture.

The list of lectures and trainers is provided below.

Digital Anthropology. Cases from Ethnographic Approaches to Algorithms and Blockchain Studies  
Erkan Saka, Assoc. Prof., Dr., Bilgi University

Responsible Research and Innovation
Robin Ann Downey, Dr., Lecturer, Bilkent University

Technology and Law
Talya Şans Uçaryılmaz, Dr., Bilkent Üniversitesi

Biopolitics / Actor Network Theory
Eric Deibel, Dr., Lecturer, Bilkent University

STS’de Niteliksel Yöntemler ve Nitel Veri Analizi
Melike Şahinol, Dr., Orient-Institut Istanbul

Disiplinlerarası Çalışmalar
Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu, Asst. Prof., Dr., Middle East Technical University (METU)

Etki Analizi
Teoman Pamukçu, Prof. Dr., Middle East Technical University (METU)

Teknolojinin Toplumsal İnşası
Emine Öncüler Yayalar, Dr., Lecturer, Bilkent University

Kadim Birliktelik: Bilimin Ekonomik Boyutu
Muhsin Doğan, Dr., Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV)

Feminist STS
Şafak Kılıçtepe, Dr., Independent Researcher

Organizers: Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu, Şafak Kılıçtepe, Emine Öncüler Yayalar, Melike Şahinol

Supporters: Bilkent Üniversitesi, ODTÜ Tasarım Fabrikası