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21 February 202410:45

Between Scales, Subjectivities and Species: Towards a political ecological theory of futurity in agri-food systems

Rob Booth, University of Birmingham - Between Scales, Subjectivities and Species: Towards a political ecological theory of futurity in agri-food systems. Full details
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26 February 202415:30

EGENIS seminar: "Open to Whom? And for What?: Emerging issues in open movements, digital heritage collections and the life sciences", Dr Andrea Wallace (University of Exeter

Globally, more than 1,600 cultural institutions and organisations have published digitised public domain collections and data under open licenses and public domain tools as part of the growing movement called open GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums). More than 95 million digital assets are now available for unfettered reuse. What have we learned about the potentials of digitsed collections and digitisation more generally? And what new trends or challenges are evident in global open GLAM activity?. Full details
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4 March 202415:30

EGENIS seminar: "Policymaking in a Catastrophe: A Precautionary Approach?" with Dr Lucie White (Utrecht University)

The precautionary principle is often put forward as potentially useful guide to avoiding catastrophe under conditions of uncertainty. But finding an adequate formulation of the principle runs into a problem when needed precautionary measures also have potentially catastrophic consequences – the imperative to avoid catastrophe appears to recommend both for and against the measures.. Full details
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11 March 202415:30

Egenis/IDSAI seminar: "Machine Learning in science: Dimension of understanding", Dr Emily Sullivan (Eindhoven University of Technology)

More and more sciences are turning to machine learning (ML) technologies to solve long-standing problems or make new discoveries—ranging from medical science to fundamental physics. At the same time, the exact same modelling technologies are used across society ranging from determining what news we see on social media to fraud detection and criminal risk assessment. The ever-growing fingerprint ML modeling has on the production of scientific and social knowledge comes with opportunity and also pressing challenges.. Full details
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13 March 202413:45

The enclosure of knowledge: Books, power and agrarian capitalism in Britain 1660-1800

James Fisher UoE - The enclosure of knowledge: Books, power and agrarian capitalism in Britain 1660-1800. Full details
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18 March 202415:30

EGENIS seminar: "Plants as instruments of knowledge in early modern natural philosophy", Dr Oana Matei (Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad)

This session will discuss the development of an early modern “science of vegetation,” which emerged from the aggregation of a range of empirical and experimental practices of early modern naturalists. Full details
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19 March 202413:00

Workshop: “Mind and science in the early modern world”

The early modern period (1500-1800) saw remarkable and widespread changes in our conception of the mind and its role in scientific inquiry. Natural philosophers negotiated new concepts and new methods of proof, which transformed our understanding of the place of human beings in the natural world and their capacity to penetrate its secrets.. Full details
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25 March 202415:30

EGENIS seminar: Dr Lee Hogarth (University of Exeter)

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17 - 19 April 20249:15

Understanding Life in a Changing Planet: 20+2 Years of Egenis, the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences

Marking the 20th anniversary of Egenis, this three-day event will feature an exciting line-up of distinguished international guest speakers, alumni, and current members of Egenis. Speakers will explore some of the key ideas developed at Egenis and their wider impact, as well as looking ahead to the main opportunities and challenges for the interdisciplinary studies of the life sciences in our changing planet. The event will also honour the achievements of Professor John Dupré, co-founder of Egenis and one of the world’s leading philosophers of biology. Full details
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29 April 202415:30

EGENIS seminar: "Mopping up the mainstream: on the turfing of clinical genomics", Prof Adam Hedgecoe (Cardiff University)

Over the past twenty years, the idea of mainstreaming genetic services within the NHS – i.e. allowing the commissioning of genetic tests without input from clinical genetics professionals – has gained ground in policy and practice. Drawing on ethnographic observation of meetings between clinical geneticists and other related staff, this paper shows how, despite scepticism, mainstreaming has entered professional discourse, how non-genetics professionals’ ordering of tests produces problems and how genetics professionals are then required to – in Charles Bosks’ memorable phrase – ‘mop up’ these mistakes. This paper then explores how this process shapes clinical geneticists’ understanding of other medics’ technical and moral limitations.. Full details
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13 May 202415:30

EGENIS seminar: Prof Mauricio Suarez (Complutense University of Madrid)

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3 June 202415:30

EGENIS seminar Dr Milena Ivanova (University of Cambridge)

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10 June 202415:30

EGENIS seminar: Dr Emily Webster (Durham University)

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