This workshop might be of interest to the HNR community. It features two sessions on historical networks (History of innovation, Sept. 2, 10-11 AM CET; Networks of innovation, Sept. 2, 11:15-12:15 AM CET) as well as a keynote from renowned historian Mario Biagioli. Registration is open until 1 Sept. 12:00 AM (CET) through Eventbrite. More information in the event announcement below.
Framing Innovation in a Networked World (Online, 2-3 September 2021)
An interdisciplinary workshop virtually hosted by Erasmus University Rotterdam to foster a discussion about how social networks have changed the way of conceiving and spreading innovation.
About this event
The exponential growth of social networks has opened new avenues for innovators. As the world has shrunk, diffusion of innovations has grown faster, while the number of collaborative inventions has steadily increased. But a networked world has also its challenges. The channels that allow a disease to spread are those that prevent its cure from being accepted. And, with the advent of social media, controversies over innovations have broadened and intensified, becoming more difficult to navigate.
Experts in philosophy, sociology, and history of innovation will meet online to share their ongoing research, discuss new methodologies, and communicate the latest results of their investigations.
Program and abstracts are available here.