27-28 November 2008, Prague, Czech Republic
Call for papers - The politics of knowing: research, institutions and gender in the making
Proposed date: 27-28 November 2008
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline for submission of papers: 30 April 2008
Notification of submitters: 30 June 2008
Early registration: 15 July 2008
Deadline for papers for conference: 30 September 2008
Science today, perhaps more than ever, is the site of multiple negotiations. Market values increasingly drive scientific research and higher education yet the traditional emphasis upon rational knowledge remains. The range of actors with a claim to ‘have a say’ in science has also grown to include a range of voices beyond academe, from industry and the public. These new actors may play different roles in different contexts and geopolitical spaces. All these processes also have a gender dimension – from recruitment and retention of students and employees, to work-life balance and the gendering of knowledge production processes and practices.
The conference will showcase research on these issues from (social) science and technology studies, and feminist and post-colonial studies under the framework of the project Knowledge, Institutions and Gender: an East-West Comparative Study (KNOWING, Framework Programme 6, www.knowing.soc.cas.cz). We welcome papers on the following themes, especially from early-stage researchers and from researchers from Central and Eastern Europe.
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National Contact Centre – Women and Science
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