Join us this October 25-27 for the “Science in the Social Arena: How to Secure Public Credibility?” conference at ZiF, organized by Prof. Martin Carrier, Head of Social Sciences and Humanities EurASc Division.
The conference aims to address the relationship between science and society, specifically the lack of credibility of science in parts of the public. We’re bringing together professionals and working scientists to reflect on the issue and debate possible reasons for the declining reputation of more practice-driven branches of science.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and help bridge the gap between science and society.
Public Credibility of Science
The conference is supposed to address the relationship between science and society. The intention is to bring together professional reflection on science and the expertise of working scientists. The more specific issue is the lack of credibility of science in parts of the public. We intend to debate possible reasons or causes of the declining reputation of more practice-driven branches of science. One of the traditional suspects is the commercialization and politicization of science: society shapes science such that its original culture of research is compromised. An opposite argument focuses on the growing interference of science in social matters. A contentious field is scientific policy advice, where critics claim that scientists have taken the lead and pushed elected representatives of the people to the margins. Third, trustworthiness needs to be earned by sound justification procedures. We seek to discuss conditions of justification as they arise in practice-driven fields. Methodological and institutional questions are supposed to take center stage. The fourth topical block is science communication. We want to focus on methodological virtues of science and explore ways to convey the spirit of scientific methods to critics.
Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to
Sabine Mende from the Group and Conference Support.
Tel: +49 521 106-2769
Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.
ALL INFORMATION HERE: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/einrichtungen/zif/events/#/event/6950