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21 March - 4 April 2023

Call for Papers - Annual School of Education Student-Staff Research Conference

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28 March 20239:00

Workshop: Community Engagement as Scientific Practice

With this workshop, three philosophers of science who have experimented with various forms of engaged philosophy across different continents come together to reflect on their experiences and discuss the role of community engagement (and particularly minority and underrepresented communities) in the development, evaluation and use of scientific knowledge, as well as within philosophy and science studies. All who are interested in the role that philosophy, history and social studies of science can play across different societies – and especially in cases where relevant voices and contributions tend to be overlooked due to inequity, discrimination and unfair privilege – are warmly welcome to join this conversation. Full details
Byrne House Add event
29 March 202310:30

CRPR External Seminar

Stefano Pascucci. Full details
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30 - 31 March 20239:30

Workshop "Whither Open Science?"

OS movement is transforming research, with OS policies adopted around the globe and widespread agreement on implementing key OS principles like openness, transparency and reproducibility. However, the philosophy of science underpinning the OS movement has not been clearly articulated. Moreover, there are significant epistemic risks in implementing OS across widely different research settings, such as the marginalisation of contributions from low-resourced environments. This raises questions about the relation between open and good science. Full details
Exeter Central Library, Rougemont Room Add event
30 March 202318:00

Can I Trust Science?

From anti-vaxxers to climate deniers, not everyone trusts science. Join us for a special live event with a panel of international experts to look at why there is mistrust and positive antidotes to deal with it. We’ll be exploring the Open Science movement, which is sweeping the globe promoting practices to make science more transparent and less biased. One method is sharing data – that increases trust through openness and accelerates the quality of research. There are hurdles to sharing data: who owns it, how it’s arranged, and the motivation of scientists when their careers are driven by publishing results. But are there limitations, a tyranny of openness? Sharing data without acknowledgement or payment may lead to exploitation of those who produced it. We’ll examine the ethics of data and share positive solutions to make science more responsible, so we can all trust it.. Full details
Exeter Phoenix (Studio 74 Add event
31 March 202316:30

Is Open Science Good for Research?

This public debate brings together world-leading scholars working at the intersection of Open Science, Science and Technology Studies and the philosophy of science, to discuss the value, opportunities and challenges involved in making research more open. The Open Science movement has been tremendously successful, spurring a global shift in research policies, evaluation procedures and publication channels. At first sight, this seems to be a very good thing: a necessary development in the face of research and publication practices that have grown more and more restrictive, inaccessible and (arguably) unreliable over the last few decades. At the same time, the specific ways in which science is being made open – ranging from Open Access publishing agreements to Open Data mandates by funders and research institutions – are proving controversial and, in some cases, downright damaging to at least some forms of research.. Full details
Alumni Auditorium Add event
17 - 27 April 2023

NCRM 2nd Annual Exeter Spring Computational Communication Science School

Researchers interested in computational social science will be given the chance to learn new skills at our 2nd annual spring school in April 2023. Full details
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27 - 28 April 202310:30

International Workshop - Values at sea: Science Studies meets Marine Biology

Across many disciplines, attention is increasingly focused on the sea. This is no surprise: it is a site of immense value, supporting and shaping the global biosphere, and is under considerable threat. Whilst ocean ecosystems are pushed to the brink, scholars now often talk of the blue humanities and oceanic turns, of blue economics and accelerations, and of ocean decades. These trends necessitate a similar refocusing towards the sea in the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, fields that are well placed to help understand and contextualise some of the changes occurring to marine systems. To facilitate the emergence of social studies of marine life, as well as the integration of such scholarship with biological and ecological research, this two-day seminar will bring together people engaged in and focused on interactions between scientists and the sea.. Full details
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28 April 20239:30

Ocean Waves, Ocean Science, Ocean Media - Stefan Helmreich

How do oceanographers apprehend ocean waves? This presentation draws on anthropological work I undertook among wave scientists in the United States to argue that what oceanographers take ocean waves to be has been strongly imprinted by the techniques, technologies, and media — maritime, photographic, filmic, information theoretic — through which waves have come to be known.. Full details
Streatham Court Add event
15 May 202315:30

EGENIS seminar: Prof Jennifer Gabrys (University of Cambridge)

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22 May 202315:30

EGENIS seminar: "The Invention of Biodiversity as a Conceptual Tool for Science Communication", Stefan Bargheer (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies)

Few scientific concepts have the same amount of public resonance as the notion of biodiversity. The talk traces the creation of this relatively new concept and its impact on scientific research. I show based on archival documents that the neologism was coined in the mid-1980s by conservation biologists connected to the U.S. National Committee of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program in order to buffer the adverse economic impacts of an announced withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO.. Full details
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5 June 202315:30

EGENIS seminar: Dr Susannah Crockford (University of Exeter)

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9 June 20239:00

School of Education student-staff Research Conference 2023

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19 June 202315:30

EGENIS seminar: Prof Chris Kelty (University of California, Los Angeles)

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26 - 27 June 202310:00

Workshop: Reconciling New Mechanism and Processualism

Mechanism and processualism are two comparatively new philosophies of science. Both can claim especially good uptake among biologists, and philosophers of biology and medicine. However, since their introduction, they have been in conflict with one another. Taken separately, they have different ontological underpinnings, provide different descriptions of target phenomena, and even entail different things about what biological science is and how scientific discoveries are made. We think it is time to aim for some reconciliation.. Full details
Byrne House Add event
29 - 30 June 2023

NCRM Mixed Methods Workshop

This two-day workshop will focus on analysing and presenting data from mixed methods projects.. Full details
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