SOCSI Theory Symposium on 'Social Science and the Public Sphere'
Starts: 12 November 2008
12th November, 09.00-17.15, Room 1.67 (CPLAN), Glamorgan Building
The Symposium has its origins in a discussion in the Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise and Science (KES) about the use of criteria of expertise and experience to demarcate scientific from other kinds of knowledge. Harry Collins and Rob Evans' recent text on, 'Rethinking Expertise', explores this demarcation question in relation to social studies of science and technology. The Symposium provides an opportunity to explore this question in relation to other subjects of social science and, in doing so, to consider the particular contribution of social science to public concerns about, health, education, crime and risk.
09.45 – 10.00: Introduction
15.15 - 16.15: ‘On the Practice and Politics of the Sociology of Risk’, Tom Horlick-Jones
16.15 - 17.15: ‘Social Science and the Public Sphere’, Huw Beynon
Open To: Staff and Students