WTMC Workshop (Re)inventing Responsibility and Innovation
Oct24

WTMC Workshop (Re)inventing Responsibility and Innovation

18-20 December 2017 Conference centre Soeterbeeck, Deursen-Dennenburg (previously Ravenstein), the Netherlands In this WTMC Workshop, we look at innovation in its social context, as well as current perspectives on how innovation can and should be made ‘responsible’. We will discuss some of the standard views of innovation, and see how research from innovation studies and innovation management provide handles to think through...

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International Workshop: (Un)taming Citizen Science – 4/12/2017 – KU Leuven
Sep30

International Workshop: (Un)taming Citizen Science – 4/12/2017 – KU Leuven

Workshop outline We are presently witnessing a global explosion of citizen science initiatives covering a wide range of topics, from counting hummingbirds to actively researching new medical treatments, to the use of smartphones to measuring radioactivity in the environment. European policymakers and societal stakeholders hail citizen science as a means of (re)building trust in science, which may in turn lead to “more democratic...

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Guest lecture Joanna Latimer at KU Leuven: Working with Models of Ageing – Entanglements of Human and Animal Health and Wellbeing
Sep30

Guest lecture Joanna Latimer at KU Leuven: Working with Models of Ageing – Entanglements of Human and Animal Health and Wellbeing

On October 24 Joanna Latimer (Professor of Sociology, Science & Technology & Director of the Science & Technology Studies Unit (SATSU), University of York, UK) will give a lecture on ‘Working with Models of Ageing: Entanglements of Human and Animal Health and Wellbeing’ ABSTRACT This paper offers an empirical case study of how human and animal health become entangled as animal models are created and used to understand...

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Guest lecture Jim Dratwa at KU Leuven: New health technologies in the Open Beta Society and the search for a new ethics
Sep28

Guest lecture Jim Dratwa at KU Leuven: New health technologies in the Open Beta Society and the search for a new ethics

On October 10 Jim Dratwa (Head of The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies) will give a lecture entitled ‘What world do we want to live in together? New health technologies in the Open Beta Society and the search for a new ethics’   Abstract From precision/personalised/stratified medicine to genome editing to mHealth, the ‘participatory turn’ in health offers new roles to citizens, be it as...

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Guest lecture Daniela Schuh at KU Leuven: Cross-border surrogacy and the coproduction of kinship and the state in Germany
Sep28

Guest lecture Daniela Schuh at KU Leuven: Cross-border surrogacy and the coproduction of kinship and the state in Germany

In December 2015, Germany’s highest court recognized a gay couple as the birth parents of a child . The judgment broke with long-held assumptions about the countries family law, which previously considered a child as always descending from a woman and a man and therefore received great attention in the media and among legal observers. Many organizations concerned with children’s rights and LGBT parenting publicly welcomed the...

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