Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies @ FAU

Who we are

Being highly interdisciplinary, the chair of Science, Technology, and Gender Studies (STGS) is unique within the German academic system. We analyze the relationship among scientific knowledge, technological systems, and society, addressing the most important challenges of the contemporary world through a critical and gender perspective. We think across the traditional divide between the social sciences and humanities on one side and the natural sciences and engineering on the other. Given FAU’s strong connections to high-tech industries and involvement in innovative engineering projects that affect our everyday lives, the chair offers a chance for a critical participation in the making of technoscience and builds its research and educational projects on shared, interdisciplinary interests.

Current Courses held by the chair at the FAU can be found under Teaching.

General News

The Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies - Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg was honored to be invited to the grand opening of the new exhibit in the "Atombunker im Nürnberger Hauptbahnhof".

The ABC bunker was built in 1977 below the Nuremberg main trainstation and was ...

This is the after movie of the international winter school 'Transnational History Lab' that took place from 5th to 10th February 2024. The movie aims to provide general impressions and document the events of a highly successful gathering, facilitating an open exchange between young and senior schola...

In September 2023, Dr. Aske Nielsen was co-editor on the edited volume VAERK: Museumssamlinger, politik og opbygning published by Aarhus University Press. The volume was produced through a project by seven Danish museums and supported through a grant by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces to e...
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Lectures and Keynotes

We are excited about the invitation of STGS chair member Ralf Mitschke as a panellist for the screening of "Feminism WTF" followed by a discussion on April 11.

The documentary “Feminism WTF” explores the question of how power and dependency relationships in society can be broken down. On April 11, 18:15 at the Experimentiertheater in Erlangen (admission free), presented by the Office for Gender and Diversity at FAU. Event language: German, English subtitles requested.

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