Between critique and intervention
- STS and engagement
September 4, 2006
Copenhagen Business School
lokale PH 407
Science and Technology Studies (STS) focuses explicitly on the study of practices, practical consequences and practical politics. Meanwhile, the discussion of how STS is to engage with the practice studied is an open and hotly debated one. Some researchers argue that the role of research is to keep critical distance, while others argue that researchers should give back to the practice studied, by offering insights on how to better organize that practice.
In this seminar, three prominent STS scholars will offer views on this topic:
• Prof. Steve Woolgar (University of Oxford)
• Prof. Michael Lynch (CornellUniversity)
• Prof. Alan Irwin (University of Liverpool)
13:30 - 13:45
Introduction by Maja Horst & Julie Sommerlund
13.45 - 14.30
Steve Woolgar: Does STS mean Business?
14.45 - 15.30
Mike Lynch: The Virtue of Reflexivity?
15.45 - 16.30
Alan Irwin: Social Science Engaging the Public?
16.30 - 17.00
Maja Horst & Julie Sommerlund
on behalf of
Department for Management, Politics and Philosophy &
Department for Organization and Industrial Sociology