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CSIS Special Conference: Breaking Scientific Networks

When Apr 25, 2014
from 09:30 AM to 06:45 PM
Where CSIS/STS Room, SSH 1246
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Science Studies tends to focus on beginnings. From Edinburgh-style SSK through Bruno Latour to works on the circulation of knowledge, scholars have studied how scientific networks are created, and how consensus is established so that scientific facts are accepted (or blackboxed) by all across the face of earth. Yet endings are just as important as beginnings. This conference examines what socio-political forces are required to stop the circulation of information, and to fragment scientific consensus. It argues that much effort is needed to dismantle transnational networks. They do not disappear on their own. Once established, flows of knowledge tend to have a certain inertia, and explicit social pressure is needed to block them and redirect them into new directions.

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Please visit http://www.breakingscientificnetworks.info for full schedule, abstracts and speaker bios.

For pre-circulated papers, please email Dániel Margócsy (margocsy@gmail.com) or Bill Rankin (william.rankin@yale.edu)

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