Organizers: STS TURKEY Coordination members (Erkan Saka, Emine Öncüler Yayalar, Melike Şahinol, Şafak Kılıçtepe, Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu, Ali O. İlhan)


Supporters: Istanbul Bilgi University, New Media and Communication Department


Location: Online


STS TURKEY Science and Technology Studies (STS) Research Network continues its efforts to increase the visibility and prevalence of the field of science and technology studies by encouraging research and education activities in our country. In order to convey theoretical frameworks, important concepts and related discussions of the STS field at an introductory level, the first STS TURKEY Winter School was held in Istanbul in January 2019 with the support of the Orient-Institut Istanbul. The second one was held in Ankara in January 2020 with the support of Bilkent University and METU Design Factory. And, the third STS Winter School was held online with the support of Istanbul Bilgi University New Media and Communications Department as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The fourth STS TURKEY Science, Technology and Society Winter School, supported by Istanbul Bilgi University, will be held between February 23-25, 2022. During the three-day training, researchers and academics from different disciplines will give theoretical and method lessons related to the STS. Program will also include the discussion section of attendees’ research topics.

Due to the current pandemic conditions, STS TURKEY Winter School 2022 will take place online. The application form will be open until February 14, 2022 for students who are interested in the training. Participation is free. You can access the relevant form via the link here:


Students who are eligible to attend will be announced on our website on February 18, 2022. You can send your questions to us via and you can find the course schedule and instructor list below.


*Courses will be held in English or Turkish, depending on the title of the course. / The lectures will be held in English or Turkish based on the title of the lecture.


23 Şubat, Çarşamba / 23 February, Wednesday

09:00–09:30 Tanışma / Get together

09:30–10:30 Algoritmalara antropolojik bir bakış – Erkan Saka (Doç. Dr., İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi)
10:30–11:30 STS Perspektifinden Cerrahi: Biyomedikalleşme ve Robotik Cerrahi  – Gülşah Başkavak (Dr., Orient-Institut Istanbul)
11:30–12:30 Büyük Veri ve Yapay Zeka Etiği – Yusuf Yüksekdağ (Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi)

12:30–13:30 Öğle yemeği / Lunch

13:30–14:30 STS’de Niteliksel Yöntemler – Melike Şahinol (Dr., Orient-Institut Istanbul)
14:30–15:30 Energy Transition Problems as Exemplar STS Topics – İskender Gökalp (Prof. Dr., Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi)

24 Şubat, Perşembe / 24 February, Thursday

9:30–10:30 Dreaming of freedom-machines: reflections on Rousseau, Foucault and STS – Eric Deibel (Öğr. Gör. Dr., Bilkent University)
10:30–11:30 İnsan-olmayanların failliği ve politika – Ebru Kayaalp Jurich (Doç. Dr., Yeditepe Üniversitesi)
11:30–12:30 Bilim ve Toplumsal Hareketler – Ali O. İlhan (Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Özyeğin Üniversitesi)

12:30–13:30 Öğle yemeği / Lunch

13:30–14:30 Kapsayıcı Tasarım – Emine Öncüler Yayalar (Öğr. Gör. Dr., Bilkent Üniversitesi), Şafak Kılıçtepe (Öğr. Gör. Dr., Kırşehir Ahi Evran Üniversitesi)

14:30–15:30 Katılımcı sunumları ve tartışmalar / Participant presentations and discussion

25 Şubat, Cuma / 25 February, Friday

09:30–10:30 Yapay zeka, robotik ve hukuk – Başak Ozan Özparlak (Dr., Avukat)
10:30–11:30 Incorporating Publics and Stakeholders into Technological Decisions: Theory and Practice – Robin Ann Downey (Öğr. Gör. Dr., Bilkent University)
11:30-12:30 Bilim İletişimi – Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu (Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi)

12:30–13:30 Öğle yemeği / Lunch

13:30–14:30 Training computer vision algorithms on TV Series: Detecting conspiracies in Payitaht – Ivo Furman (Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi), Mustafa Oğuzhan Çolak (Marie-Curie Fellow, Leiden Üniversitesi), Abdulkadir Albayrak (Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Dicle Üniversitesi)

14:30–15:30 Katılımcı sunumları ve kapanış tartışmaları / Participant presentations and closing discussion