Call for participation: Workshop on “(How) Does governance matter?”, February 11-12, 2021, Berlin

The workshop (How) Does governance matter? Epistemic consequences of attempts to shape research content takes place on February 11-12 2021 in Berlin. The workshop is jointly organized by: 

  • Dr. Siri Borlaug (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education)
  • Dr. Thomas Franssen (Leiden University)
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Gläser (Technical University Berlin)
  • Dr. Anne K. Krüger  (BerlinBrandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

The workshop will be limited to 18 participants and focus on in-depth discussions of papers. While there will be space for short presentations of each paper, workshop participants are expected to read all draft papers before the workshop.

Scholars from the sociology of science, science and technology studies and science policy studies are invited to propose papers by submitting an extended abstract (max. 600 words) to Thomas Franssen ( and Anne Krüger ( by September 15th 2020.

Selected abstracts will be announced shortly after September 15th. Full draft papers are expected to be submitted in December 2020. Publication of selected papers in an edited volume or special issue will be decided upon in collaboration with the participants.

In case the workshop cannot take place due to travel restrictions, a virtual intermediate meeting will take place on the same dates and the physical workshop will be postponed to a later date in 2021.

More information can be found in the description of the workshop.