Science & Social Movements – A Workshop

Science & Social Movements – A Workshop

March 22, 2024
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How do social movements relate to science? Do they influence how science and technology are applied and who benefits, or even more than that: the content of scientific theories, the configuration of technologies? Normative values, climate science, agricultural and climate technologies, critique of political economy, as well as information theory will be used as springboards to explore this relation in the contemporary planetary conjuncture.

The workshop “Science & Social Movements” is organized by Daniel Cunha, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Humanities and Information. You are invited to discuss science as socio-historical process in a warming planet.

The event is open to everyone, and questions can be sent to

Event Schedule

8:45                 Breakfast

9:15                 Director’s Welcome: Eric Hayot, CHI

9:20-10:50:     Q&A: Daniel Cunha (Penn State) and Holly Jean Buck (University at Buffalo)

11-12:30:         Q&A: Dan Boscov-Ellen (Pratt Institute) and Devparna Roy (Nazareth University)

Lunch Break

1:30-3:30          Discussion