08/10/2013 - Casterman-Hamers Chair in History and Philosophy of Sciences: Kick-off Lecture by Londa Schiebinger


8 Oct 2013

VUB, Campus Etterbeek, Building D, Promotiezaal (Promotion Hall) - D2.01

The Chair Casterman-Hamers answers the need for a cross-disciplinary and university-wide education in the History and Philosophy of Sciences by means of annual series of invited lectures.


18.30-19.00: Registration

19.00-19.15: Introduction by Jean Paul van Bendegem
19.15-20.00: Lecture by Londa Schiebinger (Stanford University): Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment

This talk identifies three strategic approaches that industry and governments have taken to gender in science research, policy, and practice: 1) fix the numbers of women; 2) fix the institutions; and 3) fix the knowledge. The talk will treat each approach, but focus on introducing the Gendered Innovations project. Through international collaborations, this project: 1) develops state-of-the-art methods of sex and gender analysis for scientists and engineers; 2) provides case studies as concrete illustrations of how gender analysis leads to new knowledge and innovation. Several case studies will be presented.

20.00-20.30: Q&A
20.30-21.30: Reception


Click here to see the interview with Londa Schiebinger on Kanaal Z


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