Synergy 202006 feb, 2020
What does the science system of the future look like? NWO-SSH organizes Synergy 2020, to establish good connections between the different disciplines and researchers within the Social Sciences and Humanities domain and between science and society. DRIFTers Julia Wittmayer, Annelli Janssen, Katharina Hölscher, Timo van Wirth and Sarah Rach invite you to join and help democratising science.
Our world is changing constantly. This affects the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in many different ways: the main societal issues we focus on, the availability of funding, but also the way research is done and valued. At the same time the world is influenced by the knowledge and innovation that comes from SSH-research. This reciprocity between science and society will be the main theme of this year’s Synergy.
On 6 February 2020 researchers, directors, policy makers and professionals from societal organisations involved in SSH research will meet during this thought-provoking and inspiring conference. NWO-SSH aims with this conference to establish good connections between the different disciplines and researchers within the SSH domain and between science and society. Such connections will strengthen the position of the Social Sciences and Humanities within the Netherlands and beyond.
DRIFTers Julia Wittmayer, Annelli Janssen, Katharina Hölscher, Timo van Wirth and Sarah Rach will contribute to Synergy 2020 with a session on the democratic potential of citizen science. What does that mean, democratising science? What are the challenges and what are the opportunities? What do we need to break down, what do we need to hold on to? What are the experiments we need to engage in? Join the interactive session to explore this question, learn about different approaches, meet experts and design the science system of the future.
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Do you want to meet peers from the SSH-community to exchange knowledge, get inspired, co-create and join forces to ensure the scientific and societal impact of SSH-research in the future? Join us during Synergy 2020, 6 February, Gooiland Hilversum. Read more and register (ticket: €25,-)!