Veranstaltungen | Events - Part 176

posted by peter on 2007/09/14 18:05

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The final conference of the ZiF Research Group Science in the Context of Application which is located at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (ZiF), Bielefeld University, will handle the homonymous topic
Science in the Context of Application (September 27 - 29, 2007) [D / E]
  • Conference program [.pdf]
  • ZiF: Research Group
  • Poster [.pdf]

    About the Conference:

    Claims abound that the very nature of the scientific enterprise may have changed: post-academic, post-normal, triple helical/entrepreneurial, mode-2 (techno)science indicate the various diagnoses. These diagnoses, however, are themselves part of the picture. Addressing the question of whether we face a new era requires an assessment of the various claims. Instead of providing this assessment, the upcoming conference will reflect on the very notion of an epochal change: In which sense (if at all) is it justified to speak of a profound transformation of the research enterprise? Answers to this question will have implications for our historical understanding of science in society.
    Science has never been a homogeneous endeavour, it has always been intertwined with societal demands. However, for purposes of internal validation and in order to secure its knowledge science claimed for itself larger or smaller protected spaces. The research group "Science in the Context of Application" takes into account the claim that the boundaries between science and society have become more porous than ever. It seeks to discover how and how successfully such protected spaces are constructed and defended today. And it asks about the knowledge that is produced in these now contested spaces-how it is validated, how it strikes the balance between understanding and control, whether it consists in true and false, certain or probable statements or in the robustness and reliability of systems, etc. The upcoming conference is not supposed to give comprehensive and uniform answers but rather to point out characteristic or non-standard patterns of scientific research and their interaction with society.
    The conference will include sessions on
    • Research Technologies and Methods
    • Applying Scientific Knowledge-Historical Perspectives
    • Medialities
    • Modalities of Organization and Governance
    • Applied Research and Social Values


Senior Editor

Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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