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Talk: Discontent, Disobedient and Defiant: Insurgent Scientists

23 Oktober 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As mentioned last week Dr. Bart Penders is joining us at the MCTS this week – due to another event we are shifting this talk to 18:30 to accommodate individuals wishing to attend Prof. Takenaka’s talk and Dr. Penders’. All details are listed below:

 Dr. Bart Penders, Maastricht University

Wednesday, October 23rd @ 18:30-20:15

MCTS Seminar Room 370, Augustenstraße 46

The distribution of credit, resources and opportunities in science is heavily skewed due to unjust practices and incentives, hardwired into science’s rules, guidelines and conventions. A way to resist such injustice is to break those rules. I will review instances of rule-breaking in science through repurposing the concept of civil disobedience in the context of academic authorship. In contrast to whistleblowing or conscientious objection, civil disobedience targets science’s injustice on a more systemic level. However, empirically, civil disobedience in science engenders uncertainties and disagreements on the local status of both the act and the label.

Additionally, Dr. Penders has kindly agreed to offer discussion/feedback sessions with junior researchers on their work. These sessions will take place in the 3rd floor wintergarden (354), and are available between 13:00-16:00 on Wednesday Oct. 23rd (same date as the talk). If you are interested in booking a session with Dr. Penders, please email to 



23 Oktober 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


München, Deutschland