"Knowledge/Value" is conceived of as a series of workshops that explores historical and emergent relationships between epistemology and value. The assumption here is that technoscientific emergence over the past few decades, especially in the information sciences and life sciences, has put questions of both epistemology and value at stake and in need of fresh conceptualization. Further, and particularly, what comes to be at stake is the "/" the nature of the articulation between knowledge and value. It is hoped that an elaboration of Knowledge/Value, over a series of topically defined workshops and conferences, will generate empirically thick and conceptually rich material with which to consider these articulations.

Concept Note

Conference 1: Fact / Value, June 3-4 2011

Conference 2: Experimental Biologies and Translational Research, November 6-7, 2011

Kaushik Sunder Rajan, University of Chicago

The University of Chicago, The Department of Anthropology 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Office: Haskell 314. Phone: (773) 702-7701. Email: ksunderr@uchicago.edu University webpage

Mary Leighton

(Contact for questions about the website, and queries about travel arrangements and planning for the participants).

Email: maryleighton@uchicago.edu University webpage