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Gender and Innovation: Kick-off lectures with VUB-honorary doctor Londa Schiebinger

Dinsdag 8 oktober 2013 18:30-22:00 | VUB, Campus Etterbeek - Building D, Promotion Hall - D2.01
Gender and Innovation: Kick-off lectures with VUB-honorary doctor Londa Schiebinger

Kick-off lectures with VUB-honorary doctor Londa Schiebinger

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. The kick-off of the Chair is done by VUB-honorary doctor Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science in the History Department at Stanford University and Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment Project.

Participation is FREE, but registration is mandatory

Tuesday, 8 Oct. 2013 - Gender and Innovation

18.30-19.00: Registration
19.00-19.15: Introduction by Jean Paul van Bendegem
19.15-20.00: Lecture by Londa Schiebinger: 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. Several case studies will be presented.

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

To register, use the online registration form or send an e-mail to goedele.nuyttens@vub.ac.be

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