CICS lecture series at Ghent University
Nov02

CICS lecture series at Ghent University

The CICS is an international lecture series organized by the Centre for Social Theory of the department of sociology at Ghent University, with the support of the Internationalisation@Home fund of the faculty of political and social science. The CICS welcomes three young and rising international scholars who will speak about their current work in the field of citizenship and participation. Friday 13 October, 10:00-11:30:...

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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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Think(er)ing with Epigenetics – 15-16th June 2017 – KU Leuven
Jun09

Think(er)ing with Epigenetics – 15-16th June 2017 – KU Leuven

In the context of our research group at KU Leuven on challenges in the postgenomic era, we would like to bring together ongoing discussions from various disciplines about the vast field of epigenetics. Epigenetics (re-)emerges in a politically and morally charged history of eugenics, biopolitics, and related debates on nature/nurture. Epigenetics is heralded by some as finally helping us to move beyond that history and its violent...

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