The Technical University of Munich hosts an interdisciplinary conference and a pre-workshop for early career researchers on “Practicing Evidence – Evidencing Practice. How is (Scientific) Knowledge Validated, Valued and Contested?” from the 19th to the 21st of February. The aim of the event is to re-examine the question of evidence from a different angle: instead of asking what evidence is, the question will be how evidence is “done” in practice. How is knowledge validated? What counts (or does not count) as evidence in a given (disciplinary) context, and how does this affect scientific practices? How do evidence practices change over time? What happens to practices of evidence when established knowledge is challenged? What is the role of evidence-based knowledge in neoliberal, democratic and knowledge-based societies?
Contributions from the following fields are welcome: sociology, history of science, technology and medicine, science and technology studies, political science, economics, philosophy, and related fields.
Early career researchers and doctoral students in topics related to evidence practices are encouraged to apply for the Pre-Conference Workshop on the 19th of February 2020.
The submission deadline is the 15th of October 2019.
For more information and the full Call for Papers, visit: www.fggt.edu.tum.de/tg/