Disciplinary profile: historical and sociological studies of science and technology.
Core themes: theory and methodology of science and technology studies; democratisation of technological culture; vulnerability of technological culture; science and technology in Europe and for development; science and technology policies; ICT and the socio-cultural dimensions of the information society; gender and technology; water management, nanotechnology and biotechnology.
Filmed keynote lecture "Vulnerability in Technological Cultures - opportunities and challenges for democracy and for teaching" at the 2nd FMU-IAEA International Conference in Fukushima on “Radiation, Health, and Population: The Multiple Dimensions of Post-Fukushima Disaster Recovery,” in Fukushima-Japan, from 25 to 27 July 2014
Vulnerability in Technological Cultures. New directions in research and governance
Edited by Anique Hommels, Jessica Mesman & Wiebe E. Bijker
Released in April 2014!
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Most recent publications:
Bijker, W. E. (2019). Het Waterloopbos. In K. Bijsterveld (Ed.), On Expedition to the Past: Tips for Hidden-Gem Cultural Heritage Destinations (pp. 54-55). Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.
Mamidipudi, A., & Bijker, W. E. (2018). Innovation in Indian Handloom Weaving. Technology and Culture, 59(3), 509-545. https://doi.org/10.1353/tech.2018.0058
Bijker, W. E. (2017). Constructing Worlds: Reflections on science, technology and democracy. Maastricht University. https://doi.org/10.26481/spe.20170512wb
Bijker, W. (2017). Constructing worlds: Reflections on Science, Technology and Democracy (and a Plea for Bold Modesty). Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3, 315-331. https://doi.org/10.17351/ests2017.170
Bijker, E. M., Sauerwein, H., & Bijker, W. (2016). Controlled Human Malaria Infection Trials: How Tandems of Trust and Control Construct Scientific Knowledge. Social Studies of Science, 46(1), 56-86. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306312715619784
Bijker, W. E., Bal, R. A., & Hendriks, R. P. J. (2015). [Chinese simplified character edition of The Paradox of Scientific Authority: the role of scientific advice in democracies. Original edition at Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009]. Jiao Tong University Press.
Bijker, W. (2015). Social Construction of Technology. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (pp. 135-140). Elsevier Science.
Bijker, W. E., Hommels, A. M., & Mesman, J. (2014). Studying Vulnerability in Technological Cultures. In A. Hommels, J. Mesman, & W. E. Bijker (Eds.), Vulnerability in Technological Cultures. New Directions in Research and Governance (pp. 1-26). MIT Press.
Hommels, A. M., Mesman, J., & Bijker, W. E. (2014). Vulnerability in Technological Culture: New directions in research and governance. The MIT Press. Inside Technology
Bijker, W. E. (2013). 25 XΡΟΝΙΑ SCOT. Αναμνησεις και στοχασμοι. In W. E. Bijker, T. J. Pinch, T. P. Hughes, J. Law, R. Schwartz Cowan, M. Callon, T. J. Misa, & B. Latour (Eds.), Διαμορφώντας την τεχνολογία/Δομόντας την κοινωνία. (Shaping Technology / Building Society) (pp. 1-9). NTU Athens University Press.
Valedictory lecture and symposium: http://www.maastrichtsts.nl/bijker-farewell
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
The Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC)
PRIME Network of excellence
Soundscapes and modern music atelier Intro / In situ
Nanopodium: Maatschappelijke dialoog over nanotechnologie (in Dutch: societal dialogue on nanotechnologies)
Website of the Nano-Dev project. The project researches nanotechnologies for development. Partners are in India, Kenya and the Netherlands. The project if funded by NWO-WOTRO (2010 - 2014)