The Gender and Science event is co-located with ECAI 2006. It takes place on the 28th of August 28, 2006, Riva del Garda, TN, Italy. It consists of:
The event is free and open to all.
WHERE: Fiere e Congressi, Riva del Garda, TN.
WHEN: Aug 28, 17:30-18:30.
Marina Calloni, University of Milano-Bicocca, and International Network for Research on Gender.
Science, knowledge and gender: challenges for a social Europe
After the Second World War the main interest of European countries was reconciliation and the establishment of peaceful and democratic governments both at the national and international level. Yet not only politics and economy but also education, research and science are basic matters for the institution of fair societies. This issue has become more evident in the last two decades with an enlarging European Union and the recognition that science without a gender perspective is blind.
Taking as a background the debate on the social and public meaning of science in Europe, the talk aims at considering the following issues: 1) science as a crucial matter for the constitution of a more inclusive European democracy; 2) EU policies as interested in filling the gap between science and society in a knowledge-based society; 3) gender mainstreaming as a new EU approach to equal opportunities in order to face the under-representation of women in the scientific domain; 4) the case of two studies issued by the European Commission: The Etan (European Technology Assessment Network on Women and Science) and the Enwise (Enlarge Women in Science towards East) reports (focussed respectively on women scientists in Western and in post-socialist countries) as examples for challenging the traditional notion of science and a male dominated scientific system, starting from a gender perspective.
Marina Calloni is full professor of social and political philosophy at the national University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, and Director of the International Network for Research on Gender. She received a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Pavia, and a Ph.D. in Social and Political Science at the European University Institute in Florence. She was fellow at the University of Frankfurt and senior researcher at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics in London. She was visiting professor at the Universities of Bremen (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Lugano (Switzerland), Hannover (Germany), Tirana (Albania), Beijing (China), Kurume (Japan), Riga (Latvia), Lødź; (Poland), Budapest (Hungary). She was member of the Enwise Expert Group, supported by the DG Research Unit Women and Science of the European Commission, in order to report on the situation of women scientists in the Eastern and Central European countries and the Baltic States. She is now director of a project supported by the Unesco on Gender stereotypes in the Balkan countries. She is director of the research on Genocides and Crimes of War, supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. She participated and participating in several national and international researches and cross borders networks, collaborating with universities, research centres, NGO's and supra-national institutions. She has widely published books and papers in several languages and countries. Among her last books: I dilemmi dell'aborto. Il bene, il giusto e le differenze, Roma: Donzelli, in print; Gender Studies, Democracy and Justice, Kurume: University of Kurume (Japan), in print; with L. Cedroni, Elette con riserva, in print; (ed), Violenza senza leggi. Genocidi e crimini di guerra nell’età globale, Torino: Utet, 2006.
WHERE: Cortile Rocca del Castello, Riva Del Garda (TN).
WHEN: Aug 28, 20:30.
The social program starts at 20:30 at Cortile Rocca del Castello, Riva Del Garda (TN) with Mistero Buffo, a theatre piece by Dario Fo, interpreted by Mario Pirovano (English and Grammelot).
The organizer and contact person for the social program is Micaela Vettori (email@example.com), on behalf of ITC.