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Informal early career session with Professor Reiner Grundmann

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Professor Reiner Grundmann, University of Nottingham
Thursday 26 October 2023, 2:30-4:00 pm, Room 2.14, 50 George Square
Followed by the SKAPE keynote lecture at 5:00-6:30 pm


SKAPE is delighted to invite early career researchers to an informal event with Professor Reiner Grundmann (University of Nottingham) on Thursday, 26 October from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.

The session will give PhD students and post-docs the chance to meet Professor Grundmann to discuss their research, career advice, and more. After working at institutions including the European University Institute and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, he is now a professor at the University of Nottingham. Professor Grundmann is an important figure in the fields of STS, the sociology of expertise, and the links between science and policy. His recent work has investigated the role of expertise in highly debated topics such as COVID-19 and the climate crisis. Before the discussion with Professor Reiner Grundmann, we will also introduce you to the support schemes and events that the SKAPE Centre aims to organise for early-career researchers in the coming academic year.

Please book in advance by taking a ticket on our Eventbrite page – attendance is free, but we need to know how many people will attend.

The event will be followed by Professor Grundmann’s keynote lecture from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building. The keynote talk will be entitled ‘Expertise in uncertain times: Crisis, death or reconfiguration?’.


Reiner Grundmann is Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Nottingham (UK). His current focus is the relation between knowledge and decision making with a special interest in the role and nature of expertise in contemporary societies. He has also an interest in Social Theory and methodological issues in discourse analysis. Over the past two decades he has been researching the topic of climate change. His latest book, Making Sense of Expertise. Cases from Law, Medicine, Journalism, Covid-19, and Climate Change (Routledge 2023) brings together several of these strands. He is chief editor for the specialty section Climate and Decision Making in Frontiers in Climate and member of the editorial board of the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia Climate Change.



Oct 26 2023


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


50 George Square in Room 2.14

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