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Hebe Vessuri Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico. Science, Technology and Society. Journal. Science, Technology and Society. Dr. Hebe Vessuri. CIGA (Centro de Investigación en Geografía Ambiental) UNAM in Mexico. Argentine-born social anthropologist, she is currently collaborating. Dr. Hebe Vessuri, a leading researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), has been honored with.

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In what sense is the recent activity of many knowledge institutions in the global south a response to the new mechanisms of exclusion, that is to say, an attempt not to be isolated for not belonging to special networks as they are currently configured? She has contributed to the emergence and consolidation of the field of social studies of science and technology in Latin America. Since the s globalization processes introduced substantial changes in the world framework of knowledge production.

Speaker: Hebe Vessuri – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Simon Fraser University

A most recent turn of the helm in some of the world power centers, however, seems to be signalling a new change of direction, heading towards a recomposition of the national space and proposing a new trend to isolationism.

But the new modalities of research internationalization in recent decades fostered the creation of international research networks, and a new wave of internationalization of higher education, research and culture, distilling the discourses of prevalent western policy directly or as spillovers in local systems.

What is called “open access” has been in the middle of it all. Her analyses of the role of science in diverse societies speaks powerfully to issues at the heart of contemporary politics around the world. To what extent are we not being dependent on contexts that require of us to be digital or to be digitally present in certain environments? Click the following link for more details https: Access tolls and free of many restrictions on use e. Vessuri is author and editor of 31 books, and hundreds of articles, book chapters and government reports, written in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.


Despite obvious progress, digital gaps persist internationally and within national boundaries. Past winners have included many of the founders and prominent scholars who have devoted their careers to the understanding of the social dimensions of science and technology.

Her conception of national styles of science, peripheral science, and of the cultural role of science in less-developed hbe have been particularly influential in Latin America, helping define STS in the region. The values of control, dominance and expertise have been redefined as values of dialogue, interaction and negotiation. The expansion and acceleration of global interconnectivity has had significant socioeconomic and ideational implications that served to reconfigure the international system.

The current descriptive narrative of knowledge shows it as a network with multiple nodes and connections, and as a dynamic system very different from vesskri notion common a few decades ago as a basic or lineal structure of disciplinary rhetoric.

Her current research interests include today’s wave of internationalization of the social sciences, and the digital transition and its impact on the practice of scientific research in geographically isolated regions. It remains to be seen how far this new trend will go to interrupt the processes already under way in the globalizing current.

Keynote Speaker

Business relationships as much as international civil society, now online, and academia all afford channels for the international mobility of generic ideas and means for the circulation of particular forms of knowledge and kinds of relations in state and society. By open access we mean online research and knowledge outputs that are free of all restrictions on access e.


The situated character of knowledge has been particularly demanding for southern countries in their need to dominate the conditions of science implementation locally.

A pioneer in the anthropology of science with fieldwork experience throughout Latin America, Vessuri has demonstrated how ethnographic studies of the sciences can inform vessugi social theory and policy.

The Bernal Prize winner is Hebe Vessuri, an Argentinian anthropologist whose contributions hebbe the field of Science and Technology Studies have been methodological, empirical, conceptual, and institutional.

In what way does the material and cultural context of the web function as conditioning device for the mobility of knowledge objects? The metaphor of unity, together with the values of universality and certainty, has been largely replaced by metaphors of plurality and relationally in a complex world. The literature on the social studies of science had emphasized that hebbe generation of knowledge takes place in different localities and under particular circumstances.

Our presentation will deal with questions such as: Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed academic journal articles, conference papersthesesbook chapters and monographs, and by extension, art collections, videos, photographs or the production of electronic hdbe.