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Workshop announcement: (How) Does governance matter? Epistemic consequences of attempts to shape research content

Workshop announcement


(How) Does governance matter? Epistemic consequences of attempts to shape
research content
The workshop takes place on February 11-12 2021 in Berlin. In case the
workshop cannot take place due to travel restrictions, a virtual intermediate
meeting will take place on the same dates and the physical workshop will be
postponed to a later date in 2021.

Jointly organized by
Dr. Siri Borlaug (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and
Education)
Dr. Thomas Franssen (Leiden University)
Prof. Dr. Jochen Glser (Technical University Berlin)
Dr. Anne K. Krger (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

Call for participation
The workshop will be limited to 18 participants and focus on in-depth
discussions of papers. While there will be space for short presentations of
each paper, workshop participants are expected to read all draft papers before
the workshop.
We invite scholars from the sociology of science, science and technology
studies and science policy studies to propose papers by submitting an extended
abstract (max. 600 words) to Thomas Franssen
(t.p.franssen@cwts.leidenuniv.nl) and
Anne Krger (anne.krueger@bbaw.de) by September
15th 2020.

Selected abstracts will be announced shortly after September 15th. Full draft
papers are expected to be submitted in December 2020. Publication of selected
papers in an edited volume or special issue will be decided upon in
collaboration with the participants.


(How) Does governance matter? Epistemic consequences of attempts to shape
research content
Drawing on research traditions in the sociology of science, science and
technology studies and science policy studies, this workshop aims to cross
boundaries between these fields to enhance our understanding of the ways in
which different actors attempt to influence research content, processes and
practices. The changes in the authority relations that occurred during the
last decades (Whitley et al. 2010) have led to an increase in the numbers of
actors that have an interest in and the capability to affect the direction of
research: The long-standing attempts of commercial actors to direct science
towards profitable innovations have gained even more traction with the states
increasing support of academy-industry collaborations and of the patenting of
academic research. In addition, the state itself has increasingly tied its
funding of the sciences to expectations of societal impact. Governance
reforms in many OECD countries have increased the dependency of research
organisations on extramural funding, the necessity to demonstrate high
research performance in systematic evaluations and the capabilities of
research organisations to influence their research through hierarchical
steering. Research organisations increasingly rely on bibliometric indicators
and research information systems through which researchers can be monitored,
which increases the influence of commercial companies that provide such
services. Finally, research is becoming increasingly politicized by the state,
political parties and civil society actors who recognise the role of research
as a major power base in modern societies and attempt to increase their
influence on and through research, albeit with varying degrees of success.
While attempts by these actors to steer the directions of research have grown
considerably, their influence on the content of research and research
practices is far from obvious and still little understood.

How do these attempts affect how researchers choose their topics,
theoretical and methodological approaches, and their actual ways of doing
research?
By which means, under what conditions and with which intentions do
actors seek to influence research content and research practices according to
their interests, and when do these attempts have unintended consequences for
its content?
Answering these research questions requires empirical research and theory
development that address the construction and exercise of influence on
research and researchers and researchers reactions towards it. As this
inherently draws on different traditions in the social studies of science, the
aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from the sociology of
science, science and technology studies and science policy studies. We invite
theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions that address the
question of how, under what conditions and with which intentions different
actors seek to influence research and how these influences affect the content
of research and research practices.

References
Whitley, R., et al., Eds. (2010). Reconfiguring Knowledge Production: Changing
authority relationships in the sciences and their consequences for
intellectual innovation. Oxford, Oxford University Press.





































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Van: Siri Brorstad Borlaug
Verzonden: zondag 10 mei 2020 9:04
Aan: Franssen, T.P.; Jochen Glser; Anne K. Krueger
Onderwerp: SV: Wider circulation of the call: what is feasible/ethical


Hi all,

Although I think the virtual R-QUEST workshop worked well, I missed the
debates over the coffee and in the lunch. I would very much be in favour of
having a real-life workshop. But a virtual in-between event sounds like a good
idea.



I also think it is a good idea to postpone the deadline to the beginning of
September, given the difficulties of doing case studies. It still gives the
participants half a year to write a paper.



All the best



Siri



Fra: Franssen, T.P.
Sendt: lrdag 9. mai 2020 11.39
Til: Jochen Glser ; Siri Brorstad Borlaug
; Anne K. Krueger
Emne: Re: Wider circulation of the call: what is feasible/ethical



Hi,

If we would have to postpone we could do a smaller virtual event in between to
get a first round of feedback on the papers. That way the full papers will be
more developed when the event actually takes place.

We had a virtual workshop for R-Quest this week with 45 minute slots for
papers. It worked well although it amplified voices of people that are already
vocal normally and it is difficult to interrupt people that go on very lengthy
monologues. But with good chairing i think it can be worthwhile at least as an
in-between event if we have to wait for the real event.

Jochen, would you relax the deadline to september?

Best
Thomas

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Van: Jochen Glser

Verzonden: zaterdag 9 mei 2020 11:00:11
Aan: Franssen, T.P.; Siri Brorstad Borlaug; Anne K. Krueger
Onderwerp: Re: Wider circulation of the call: what is feasible/ethical



Hi all,

I would circulate the call and relax the deadline. However, I am not in favour
of a virtual workshop. I do online teaching and I am inundated by zoom
meetings, and I am sure I will hate all this very soon. I wouldbe in favour of
postponing the workshop if the situation is still problematic.

Best

Jochen

Am 09.05.2020 um 10:34 schrieb Franssen, T.P.:

Hi all,

It is the beginning of may. I think we should go ahead with the workshop but
leave open the possibility it will be virtual (which it very well might be, or
might partially be). One of the aims is some form of community building and we
cant really wait with that until the virus is contained i think.

We could extend the deadline for abstracts to july (1th?) And circulate it
more widely this monday?

All the best
Thomas

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Van: Siri Brorstad Borlaug

Verzonden: woensdag 8 april 2020 08:43:44
Aan: Anne K. Krueger; Jochen Glser
CC: Franssen, T.P.
Onderwerp: SV: Wider circulation of the call: what is feasible/ethical



Dear all,

I agree with all of you that we should talk again in the beginning of May.

Hope you all are fine.



All the best,

Siri



Fra: Anne K. Krueger
Sendt: mandag 6. april 2020 16.09
Til: Jochen Glser

Kopi: Franssen, T.P.
;
Siri Brorstad Borlaug
Emne: Re: Wider circulation of the call: what is feasible/ethical



Dear all,



I have been thinking about what to do all the weekend and as the situation
seems to be constantly changing it is quite hard to come to any conclusion. My
feeling is that it might continue to be difficult for quite some time to do an
international workshop due to concrete travel restrictions or other more
personal concerns. But as I just said it is quite hard to estimate what will
happen in the next months. I therefore agree with what Thomas suggested to
wait until the beginning of May and then talk again about how the situation
looks like.



All the best from Berlin

Anne



Am Fr., 3. Apr. 2020 um 10:20 Uhr schrieb Jochen Glser
:

Dear all,



I think we should wait until end of April / early May because the German
government plans to announce revised time frames for the isolation measures at
that time. We may even have to rethink the whole workshop thing because one of
the reasons for an early call was to make it possible for people to work on
the issue, which now seems problematic.



Best

Jochen



Am 03.04.2020 um 09:59 schrieb Franssen, T.P.:

Hi all,



I hope you are all doing well in the current crisis. I wanted to have a quick
exchange of viewpoints regarding the workshop. I think that we can keep it on
the agenda for now (nobody really knows what the situation will be in february
2021 I guess). I was wondering at what point it would be acceptable to send
the call around on the EUROGRAD-list (and maybe a few others) for wider
circulation.



We could for instance see what the situation is early May? And postpone the
deadline for abstract a few weeks if necessary?



I saw that STI is cancelled and I assume EASST/4S will go virtual so that
frees up much of the summer...



All the best,

Thomas



--

Prof. Dr. Jochen Glser

Social Studies of Science and Technology

Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology

TU Berlin, HBS 7

Hardenbergstr. 16-18

10623 Berlin

Germany



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response outside of normal working hours



--

Dr. Anne K. Krger

Wissenschaftliche Koordinatorin der Interdisziplinren Arbeitsgruppe (IAG)

"Wandel der Universitten und ihres gesellschaftlichen Umfelds:

Folgen fr die Wissenschaftsfreiheit?"

http://www.bbaw.de/die-akademie/mitarbeiter/krueger

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Jgerstrae 22/23

10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 20370 545

--


Prof. Dr. Jochen Glser

Social Studies of Science and Technology

Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology

TU Berlin, HBS 7

Hardenbergstr. 16-18

10623 Berlin

Germany



I am sending this email at a time that suits my workflow. I do not expect a
response outside of normal working hours


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