21st February 2017

Science.Knowledge.[E]Valuation: Workshop at The University of Warwick

9-10 March
Social Sciences Building, Room A1.11
University of Warwick

“Wherever there emerge value judgements, classifications and hierarchies there occurs valuation – social construction of values. Recent years have seen the emergence of a new field of scientific enquiry – Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation (SVE), which deals with valuation practices in many areas, such as social relations, economics, and knowledge production. It is on this last area that we wish to focus on during a workshop on science.knowledge.[e]valuation.

As researchers we encounter (and perform) valuation every day – be it in assessing our own and other researchers’ work, writing grant proposals, dealing with Higher Education policy and in a host of other situations. But construction of values related to knowledge(s) is by no means limited to academia. We can think of valuation practices taking place in relation to science in non-academic context, but also of construction of values in the political sphere, in economics, education or in every-day micro practices.

The two day workshop on science.knowledge.[e]valuation. aims to bring together researchers from Warwick University as well as other institutions in the UK and abroad to reflect on the various practices of valuation which take place in the context of science and knowledge more generally.

The proposed areas of reflection are:

  • Valuation and Science
  • Valuation and Markets
  • Valuation and Social Relations”

Confirmed speakers include Michèle Lamont (Harvard University), David Stark (Columbia University / University of Warwick), Claude Rosenthal (EHESS, Paris), Steve Fuller (University of Warwick), Johannes Angermuller (University of Warwick), Juliane Reinecke (University of Warwick), Noortje Marres (University of Warwick), Julian Hamann (University Bonn), and Yuval Millo (University of Warwick).

On Friday, 10 March, Michèle Lamont (Harvard University, President of the American Sociological Association) will give a public lecture on “Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel” as part of the workshop (3-5 pm, The Oculus, Room OC1.06)

The workshop and the lecture are open to all.

Please register by sending a short email to evaluation-workshop@warwick.ac.uk or registering on www.sciencews.discourseanalysis.net where also more information about the workshop and the public lecture can be found.

The workshop is organised by:

Johannes Angermuller (Centre for Applied Linguistics), Johannes Beetz (Centre for Applied Linguistics), Noortje Marres (Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies), Juliane Reinecke (Warwick Business School), and Marta Wróblewska (Centre for Applied Linguistics)
And supported by:

The Centre for Applied Linguistics, the Department of Sociology, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Politics and International Studies, and the Social Theory Centre.