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Research events play an important role in our active research culture. Academic staff from the University and other institutions come together with students to share and debate the latest ideas and developments.

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5 October 202015:30

EGENIS seminar: "Processual Empiricism the COVID-19 Era: Rethinking the research process to avoid dangerous forms of reification" Prof John Dupre and Prof Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

Whether we live in a world of autonomous things, or a world of interconnected processes in constant flux, is an ancient philosophical debate. Modern biology provides decisive reasons for embracing the latter view. How do we understand the practices and outputs of science in such a dynamic, ever-changing world - and particularly in emergency situation such as the current pandemic, where scientific knowledge is regarded as bedrock for decisive social interventions?. Full details
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9 October 202014:00

"HASS Perspectives on COVID-19"

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19 October 202015:30

EGENIS seminar: "Social practices, contested values. Forensic genetics innovations for policing" "Dr Matthias Wienroth (University of Northumbria)

This paper contributes to studies of values and valuation within debates about social practices of responsible innovation. It proposes to understand innovation as social practice, and values in innovation as temporary settlements of considerations around validity, operability, and social compatibility of socio-technical innovation. As such, the paper adopts a practice-based approach to values in new technologies and their respective emerging governance and practice arrangements around Reliability, Utility and LEgitimacy (RULE). These three principles combine scientific with operational and social aspects of innovation as centre points around which deliberative engagement can be facilitated between different societal perspectives, offering the opportunity to develop greater awareness of diverse and at times competing understandings of values.. Full details
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26 October 202015:30

EGENIS seminar: Prof Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter)

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9 November 202015:30

EGENIS seminar: "Partial overlaps methodology as a basis for integrating traditional and academic knowledge in education and conservation" Charbel El-hani (University Federal da Bolzano)

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16 November 202015:30

EGENIS seminar: Prof Des Fitzgerald (University of Exeter)

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23 November 202015:30

EGENIS seminar series: "Cognitive Science Goes Green: The Quest for Plant Intelligence", Prof Paco Calvo (University of Murcia)

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30 November 202015:30

EGENIS seminar: "An ethnography of metagenomics: Preliminary Results ad Next Steps" Dr Roberta Raffaeta (Alma Mater University of Bologna)

This presentation will be a critical discussion of my last book ‘Antropologia dei microbi. Come la metagenomica sta riconfigurando l’umano e la salute’ CISU, 2020. The book illustrates how the ecosystemic understandings of health and of biology introduced by microbiome research is perceived and enacted by metagenomics researchers. The main argument is that metagenomics working practices develop across the tension between theory and practice, holism and reductionism, and the molecular and the ecosystemic view. Through the analysis of researchers’ lab practices, and of the features and frictions of their biographies and of the historical legacy of metagenomics, the book sketches pathways for interdisciplinary collaboration between metagenomics and anthropology. Within the framework offered by the book, the presentation will also be an occasion to anticipate ‘HealthXCross’, a new research funded by an ERC Starting Grant (2021-2025). HealthXCross will analyse the tensions between the eman. Full details
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7 December 202015:30

EGENIS seminar: Dr Dan Williams (University of Cambridge)

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4 May 202116:30

GSE Lecture Series - Associate Professor Sam Friedman (London School of Economics)

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