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Conference: Knowledge and Its Discontents

Lillian Isacks li10 at CORNELL.EDU
Thu Feb 20 09:32:17 EST 1997

The Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University,=20
announces a conference on expertise, organized with support from the=20
National Science Foundation, entitled "Knowledge and Its Discontents:=20
Science, Expertise, Modernity."  This workshop will be held in Ithaca,=20
New York on May 2-4, 1997. =20

Leading American and European scholars in the field of science and=20
technology studies will examine the changing social and political=20
meanings of expertise and its role in the making of modern culture. =20
The design of the conference is thoroughly interdisciplinary, with=20
panels on the following topics:=20

=80	Law, Science, Expertise (Margaret Berger, Sheila Jasanoff, Martha=20

=80	Modernity and Expertise  (Yaron Ezrahi, Helga Nowotny, Theodore=20
Porter, Brian Wynne);=20

=80	Custom, Specialization and Skill (Harry Collins, Peter Galison,=20
Michael Lynch, Steven Shapin);=20

=80	Science, Self and Public (Wiebe Bijker, Adele Clarke, Aant Elzinga,=20
Steven Yearley);=20

=80	Science's Responsibilities to Its Publics (John Beatty, Thomas=20
Eisner, Evelyn Fox Keller, Peter Weingart). =20

In conjunction with the conference, there will be a day-long workshop=20
organized by the Science & Technology Studies graduate students on=20
Friday, May 2. =20

Further information and a registration form for the conference are=20
available from the Cornell Science & Technology Studies website at=20
http://www.sts.cornell.edu/Workshop.html.  Registration forms and=20
information can also be obtained from Lillian Isacks, Department of=20
Science & Technology Studies, 726 University Avenue, Cornell=20
University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.  Tel: 607-255-6234; fax: =20
607-255-0616; e-mail: li10 at cornell.edu.

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