Increasingly confronted with questions about the person of the researcher, the protection of interlocutors and participation in Open Science, anthropologists from UvA and other (international) universities feel it is urgent to engage with issues such as disclosure, transparency, anonymity, and data ownership.
|Date||24 January 2018|
|Time||09:30 - 18:00|
|Location||Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)|
|Room||Location: University of Amsterdam, Department of Anthropology, Roeterseiland, REC B 5.12|
The organisers sense a shift from a concern with ethical issues (in terms of engagement with interlocutors and responsibilities vis-à-vis them) to a focus on scientific integrity and data management (the protection of institutions). Policy makers desire to develop centralized directives that can be applied to a broad range of academic disciplines. These are often at odds with the ethical concerns of anthropologists, who tend to underline the need for a case-specific situated ethics rather than for generalized rules.
The organisers intend to use this seminar to start a conversation on these topics. It will begin with an overview of a state of the art at various universities in the Netherlands, and subsequently move to an analysis how external forces (political/state actors, funders, university administrators, media and various publics) attempt to influence academic work, discuss the trouble with transparency, and end with a discussion, together with guests from the UK and Germany, on how to (not) engage with Open Access of ‘research data’.
Some issues for discussion:
09:00 – 09:30 Coffee, tea, and getting comfortable
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome
09:40 – 11:00 Ethic regimes and practices: Anthropologists at Dutch universities, with Annemarie Mol (UvA), Freek Colombijn (VU) Martijn Oosterbaan (UU, Anouk de Koning (RU), Kim Knibbe (Groningen) and Peter Pels (LU), chair Birgit Meyer (UU).
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12.30 The trouble with transparency. A presentation with interventions, Annelies Moors (UvA) with Peter Geschiere (UvA) and Amade M’charek (UvA)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Round table dilemmas in practice, with Martijn de Koning (UvA, RU,) Erella Grassiani (UvA), Pooyan Tamimi Arab (UU), Annet Pauwelussen (Wageningen University), and others.
14:45 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 17:15 How can anthropology survive in a world of Open Science: International perspectives: Peter Pels (LU) Hansjörg Dilger (FU Berlin). Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner (University of Sussex), Bob Simpson (University of Durham).
17:15 – 18:00 Future plans
Attendance is free, but registering is necessary via: email@example.com .
This event is organized by Birgit Meyer (UU), Annelies Moors (UvA), Peter Pels (UL) and Martijn de Koning (UvA/RU), and supported by the AISSR, the Religious Matters in an Entangled World research program (Utrecht University) and ERC Project 2013-AdG-324180.