Research Network for the Anthropology of Technology: Future technologies, culture and human practices

  • Bruun, Maja Hojer (PI (principal investigator))



The Research Network for the Anthropology of Technology unites anthropologists who work with research in different technology fields in universities, strategic research agencies and consultancies. Anthropologists conducting research in technology are gaining increasing prominence within many different interdisciplinary research fields: from health and medical technologies to biotechnology and robotics, to climate change, energy, infrastructure, media and telecommunication, and big data. Anthropological theory and ethnographic fieldwork methods have proven to be especially useful and sought-after in understanding human-technology relations in these domains, as well as in commercial and industrial technology development.
The main aims of the network is to:
• Connect the institutionally scattered anthropological and ethnographic research in and on technology and enable analytical comparisons across technology fields;
• Create an outstanding research environment for PhD students, postdocs and established researchers, strategic research organisations and the business community;
• Reinvigorate the study of technology as well as relevant classic themes in anthropology;
• Develop crosscutting theoretical and methodological concepts such as technological
communities, routinization, optimization and anthropological approaches to datafication;
• Strengthen the international competiveness and increase the renown of the anthropological expertise in the field of technology and technology development in Denmark;
• Enhance the researchers’ opportunities to take further leadership in international, interdisciplinary research, pursue international funding schemes and initiate research consortiums.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/201831/12/2019


  • Forskningsrådet for Kultur og Kommunikation (FKK): kr 864.351,00