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ESF International Conference "Science and Values: the Politicisation of Science"; May 25-30, 2009


Date: May 25-30, 2009

Site: Bielefeld, Germany

Organiser: The European Science Foundation (ESF), Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)

Topics: The topics of these conferences will be politicization, commercialization, and medialization of science, respectively. A general worry in this field is that the inclusion of sociopolitical values in the confirmation practice of science tends to undercut the objectivity of science.

The conference will bring together the knowledge and reflective competence of three disciplines, including the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. Such analyses of experts from science studies will be enriched with the experience and understanding of the practitioners, i.e., scientists working under value-related pressure (as it arises from practical challenges and social demands). In addition, representatives of relevant social groups (such as stakeholders) and the media will be included where appropriate.

Language: English

Fee: 550- 750€

Deadline: February 22, 2009

Contact: European Science Foundation I Research Conferences Unit, 149 avenue Louise I Box 14 I Tour Generali, 15th Floor I Brussels I Belgium

Tel.: + 32 (0)2 533 2020

Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486

E-mail: conferences@esf.org

Internet: http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=5257