10 Jahre IZWT - A Decade of Science and Technology Research

10 Jahre IZWT - A Decade of Science and Technology Research:
Past Insights & Future Challenges

After a decade of productive interdisciplinary projects and discussions, the Wuppertal Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung, IZWT), founded in 2005, will host a two-day conference on past insights and future challenges in the field of science and technology. Representing historical, philosophical as well as sociological perspectives, the invited speakers will reflect upon past and current debates, methodologies, theories and approaches to tackle the question of future relevant fields and upcoming challenges in science and technology studies: Which approaches have proved influential and in what ways have they become fundamental for the field ? Which dimensions have been neglected or ignored and for what reason and should we correct this? What is the role of humans, gender or ethics in science and technology studies in an era that seems to be dominated by concepts such as posthumanism and the

anthropocene? What tools or interdisciplinary approaches should be developed to better understand the past relationships of scientific knowledge, technology, and society, as well as the meaning of science and technology for the 21st century?

The conference is open to the public. If you wish to participate, please, send an email to iz1@uni-wuppertal.de by October 23, 2015..

Thursday, November 5
14:00-15:00 Opening: Friedrich Steinle (Berlin): The Wuppertal IZWT - Idea and Beginnings
15:00-16:00 Alisha Rankin (Medford, MA): Gender and Science in Historiographical Perspective: Past, Present, and Future
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Cyrus Mody (Maastricht): Science as Occupation and Avocation: Deflating Science without Disenchanting It
17:30-18:30 Martina Hessler (Hamburg): „Technology in Context“: History of Technology, Its Merits and the Striking Absence of Humans

Friday, November 6
9:00-10:00 Martina Merz (Wien): Science as Practice in the Social Studies of Science: Looking Back and Ahead in Search of New Allies
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Alfred Nordmann (Darmstadt): Where is the Practice in the Practice Turn of the Philosophy of Science?
11:30-12:30 Torsten Wilholt (Hannover): Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research
12:30-13:00 Final discussion