Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Science and Technology (IRIST) - EA 3424

Key words

Epistemology – History of Sciences – Ethics – Political and Institutional History – Sciences – Technologies – Society


The Institute has been investigating the question of sciences and technologies within society for more than 25 years.  This reflection is built upon historical, philosophical, sociological and anthropological analysis but also on practical experience and field work on various subjects. IRIST's specificity lies in the diversity of approaches on subjects and in its interdisciplinary work, which can include social studies as well as cognitive and epistemological analysis of sciences and technologies. 

Research focus

IRIST current research focus is:  Sciences, Technologies and Society: Creative Work (process, conditions, and constraints). It is organised through two approaches:

  • Creative work as a process
  • The conditions and constraints of creative work


Matthias Dörries


Institut de recherches interdisciplinaires sur les sciences et la technologie (IRIST)
7 rue de l'Université
67000 Strasbourg

Tél : 03 68 85 06 03

Établissement associé de l'Université de Strasbourg
Fondation Université de Strasbourg
Investissements d'Avenir
Ligue européenne des universités de recherche (LERU)
EUCOR, Le Campus européen
Inserm Grand Est