Professor Martin W. Bauer speaks on the relationship between the public and science
6 July 2020
On the 2 July 2020, Martin Bauer discussed the relationship between science and the general public in the context of Covid-19, organised by UFRGS in Brazil.
Four questions were raised:
1. COV-19 is putting science into the public spotlight; how will this episode affect the history of the Science-Society relationship?
2. Much is talked about STEM subjects in this context (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); in what way is this 'boundary work'?
3. Social media are centrally involved in the COV-19 crisis; does this damage the sciences?
4. What can we do to improve the relations between the sciences and society?
You can watch the discussion (in Portuguese) on YouTube here (subtitles available).
The discussion was held in light of the 2019 publication The Cultural Authority of Science: Comparing across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas available via Routledge here.
Access the presentation slides (in English) below:
Martin Bauer for UFRGS 2020 supporting information