Welcome to the website of the International Conference on Science in Society, to be held at the University of Cambridge United Kingdom, from 5 to 7 August 2009. This Conference will address disciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges in the sciences, and in particular the relationships of science to society.
Key themes addressed by the Conference include the social impacts of science, the values and ethics of science, the pedagogies of science, the knowledge-making processes of science, the politics of science and the economics of science. At first glance, the scope and concerns of the Conference are enormous. However, in contrast to conferences with a specialist disciplinary focus, this Conference aims to explore, in an interdisciplinary spirit, linkages between different areas of concern and practices of investigation. We welcome presentation proposals which range from broad explorations of philosophical, theoretical, methodological and policy questions, to proposals which present finely grained evidence of the connections of science to society in microcosms of research, teaching and practice.
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