Shifting Patterns, Shifting Gender Norms in Science and Engineering
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Patterns and norms are basic categories in science and engineering. They are conventions negotiated by scientific communities and underlie historical shifts. Similarly, norms and patterns of gender are also object to negotiation and conventional shifts. They are basic components of cultural and legal frameworks, social interactions and personal identities. At the same time, these gender norms, our patterns of femininity and masculinity, are subject to historical change.
The lecture series asks about these interconnections. How do transformations in gender norms, e.g. the regulation of women?s and men?s access to certain fields of (paid) work, provoke new patterns in the design or construction of new technologies and vice versa? How do current or historical patterns of knowledge production, e.g. the methods of investigation of hormonal or brain functions in non-human organisms relate to cultural patterns of gendered persons?
For the lecture series we invited ten experts from various disciplinary backgrounds and from eight different countries. They work at the intersection of computer science, life sciences and neurophysiology, physics, or mechatronics with philosophy, sociology, pedagogy or cultural studies. Their transdisciplinary insights promise a new understanding of shifting gender norms in science and engineering.
The lecture series invites professors and students, policy makers, researchers in corporations of science and engineering as well as the interested public.