Transferwissen

Diese partizipativen Mediografien basieren unter anderem auf der internationalen Kooperation mit Prof. Dr. Paul Walton (Chemie, York/GB) und Tomas Brage (Physik, Lund/SWE). Folgende Vorträge haben bereits mit beiden Kooperationspartnern an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität stattgefunden:

Tomas Brage

Gender and Physics –
what does recent research and experiences say?

21. Juli 2016
Internationale Konferenz
Gendering MINT. Vernetzung und Austausch von Gender-Perspektiven in den Natur- und Technikwissenschaften

Physics is often seen, by Physicists not the least, as an objective Science and we believe we are surrounded by a “culture without culture”. At the same time our history, class- and board rooms are dominated by men. This is a clear paradox that should awaken the curiosity of anyone. In this talk I will give some examples on how you can approach the question on “what does gender have to do with Physics”. There have been several studies of Physicists and I will combine a discussion of these with some general theory and personal experiences, to paint a picture on how gender transgress Physics, like all other fields. By using the three levels of change introduced by Schiebinger, I refer to studies of e.g. Anthropologists and Psychologists. The bias against women, due to the fact that Physics is stereotypically male, combined with the “myth of meritocracy” could be one key to understand the lack of women in the field.The talk is intended as a translation of results from recent progress in Gender Science to an audience of non-experts in the field, especially people within STEM-fields. The aim is to give some answers to the question in the title, but also to show that this is an extremely interesting and active research field.

To days talk on Gender and Physics

University Leiden 2013

Unter folgendem Link findet sich eine Vortragsaufzeichnung von Tomas Brage’s Ansatz im Bereich Gender and Physics.



Paul Walton

Equality for Women in Academia: Now, Sometime, Never?

25. Januar 2017
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studie

Words of Welcome: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer
Rector of the University of Freiburg

Over nearly all scientific organisations, across every country and across time one finds that the progression of women in science is significantly hindered when compared to men. Such a universal truth represents an enormous loss of talent from science, one that can ill be afforded. Recent years have seen some progress in understanding the principal factors behind this phenomenon and there has been some progress in new schemes which are designed to address the lack of women in senior scientific positions. These schemes have also met with some resistance which, in itself, has been revealing of the reasons why there is such a difference in the progression rates of men and women in science. This presentation discusses some of those resistances, why they arise, what can be done about them, and what they reveal about gender (in)equality in science.


Gender equality in science, in art and in real life

15. Novemer 2018
KG I HS 1010

Kooperationsveranstaltung des SFB Muße. Praktiken, Raumzeitlichkeit, Grenzen und
dem SFB Helden – Heroisierungen – Heroismen

Modern thinking about the way we learn about the world is neatly divided into four „great divides“: science, social science, humanities and arts.  We have become very familiar with this way of thinking, even to the extent that each of these branches has its own methods, own approaches and even its own language.  But, when we look back we see that these divides are a recent invention.  It is less than 200 years ago that the great universities of the world did not teach science as a stand-alone subject at all.  So, what does this mean for the modern scientist?  Do our divides hinder or help when it comes to understanding the world?  This talk explores this subject.  It takes the audience on a personal path of a working (and possible successful!) scientist who realised that the „great divides“ hinder thinking, who sought to bring visual art into his world of scientific thinking and was led then to embrace social science and it methods for tackling one of the great injustices of our age–gender inequality. 


›Unconscious bias in academia‹
Athena Swan Conference 2014

Unter folgendem Link findet sich eine Aufzeichnung eines Vortrags, der einen Einblick in Paul Walton’s Arbeit im gleichstellungspolitischen Bereich gibt.