Workshop: „Feminism, Gender, and (Historical) Science and Technology Studies“ at Wuppertal University March 17-19, 2021

Workshop March 17‐19 2021, Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology
Studies (IZWT) University of Wuppertal, Germany
Organized by: Cécile Stephanie Stehrenberger,

In 1978 the women’s studies journal Signs published a special issue “women, science,
and society” – a milestones in the formation of a broad and heterogeneous body of work
dedicated to the role of gender in the production, dissemination, and application of
“scientific knowledge” and “technology”. This interdisciplinary workshop investigates
the history of feminist science and technology studies, situating its emergence and
development in the context of second wave feminism, Cold War social science, and
critical environmentalism. At the same time, its participants examine for a variety of
different fields and research objects, the impact of gendered distributions of labor, of
heteronormative images of “nature”, or of ideals of masculinity in the construction of
scientists’ bodies and “scientificity” itself. Moreover, they reflect how feminist
perspectives provide tools and spaces for thinking and doing science and technology
“otherwise”. Topics of the different panels also include food (science), ecology, and
disaster. A special focus will be on intersectional approaches that reflect how gender is
co-constructed and interacts with other categories and axis of difference and inequality,
such as race, age or able-bodiedness, and on queer, as well as post- and decolonial

Find the preliminary program here