The Research Program “Social Studies of Science and Technology” is a continuation of the Priority Research Program “Socio-historical Studies of Science and Technology” developed in the IEC-UNQ between 2003 and 2007.
The program aims to contribute to a better understanding of the social production and use of scientific and technological knowledge in Argentina, and in peripheral scenarios in general. The research aims to generate substantive contributions to the improvement of relations between knowledge users and producers, the development of public policies for science, technology, innovation and development, and social democratization of locally produced knowledge.
Director: Dr. Hernán Thomas.
“Production of scientific knowledge, political representations and state intervention in the polio epidemics of 1955 and 1956 in Argentina.” PIP Project 2008 Nº 114-200801-00411. Directed by Dr. Juan Pablo Zabala, funded by CONICET.
“The astronomical observatories and the spatial, temporal and climatic organization of the Argentinean territory 1870-1920.” PICT 2008 Youth Project No. 1252. Directed by Dr. Marina Rieznik, funded by ANPCyT.
“Scientific knowledge and agricultural production: the role of experts in the regulation of the production and use of scientific and technological knowledge for the agricultural sector in Argentina.” PICT 2011 Youth Project No. 1713. Directed by Dr. Pablo Pellegrini, funded by ANPCyT.