THEMES DISCUSSION THEATRE
Collaborative SSH Research in the Caribbean region
In recent years SSH research on Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten has significantly grown, while simultaneously there is an increasing demand for SSH research to develop answers to urgent societal and scholarly challenges in the region. Collaborative research programs and projects of researchers on the six islands and researchers from The Netherlands stimulate the growing field of SSH research. To further foster such relationships, it is important to understand the main challenges in the region, and to answer the question what is structurally needed to develop a sustainable SSH field of research and education. Join us in this interactive discussion theatre!
Discussion leader: Prof. Gert Oostindie (KITLV/UL)
Open Access - Opportunities and Pitfalls
The transition to Open Access is a complicated affair. It not only has become a highly idealised topic, but it also asks for managerial and financial insight, which makes an objective discussion about the implementation of Open Access difficult. Should we try to imply Open Access immediately, in order for every scholar and society at large to have access to scientific publications as soon as possible? Or should we take time to think through the possible complications, with the risk of further delay? In this discussion theatre we will actively explore the possibilities of Open Access together with the audience.
Discussion leader: Prof. Anthonie Meijers
Citizen-Science-Society. How citizen science can help to speed-up the valorisation of scientific knowledge
Involving citizens in scientific projects is becoming increasingly popular, as a way to enable and speed up data collection or simply bring science closer to citizens. But what if citizens could contribute to directly helping to solve societal problems via a scientific project? How, for example, can we involve tourists in contributing to scientific work on the monuments and works of art they visit during their city trips? And can such projects contribute both to dealing with societal challenges and scientific research? In this discussion theatre we will actively explore the possibilities of citizen science together with the audience.
Discussion leader: Prof. Tine de Moor (UU)
Digitalisation: A reality check for Government and Society
The impact of digitalisation on SSH research and on our everyday lives is significant. In this discussion theatre, we will focus on the impact of digitalisation on society; Institutions and Citizens. SSH research is key to solutions for resilient societies in the 21st century. Therefore we will also zoom in on some of the funding opportunities NWO offers with regard to Digitalisation. Netherlands-based new media and performance artist Jacco Borggreve will contribute to the discussion. ‘Jacco Borggeve has used implants, biomedical sensors, data-exhibitionism and automated processing to research the quantified self, data-ontology, death, self, unity and the body. He became national news after using his implant to broadcast his location in a performance that lasted eight months. This performance lead to participation in an ethics committee regarding citizen surveillance and smart-city development for the Dutch government.’ (source: Jaccoborggreve.com)
With artist Jacco Borggreve
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