Project SEED-2019

Reassessing Scientific Collaboration
A Final Workshop

28 October 2021
Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Sala Cenacolo

Collaborative approach to research has become crucial in order to attain substantial results in practically all domains of natural sciences. Correspondingly, the notion of scientific collaboration has raised much interest among scholars of different disciplines and background, coming from domains as diverse as social epistemology and sociology of science, computer science, science policy, cognitive science and philosophy of action, history and philosophy of science. Indeed, there seems to be many cross-disciplinary questions that can only be answered with contributions from different areas — E.g., who is entitled to be a collaborator in a certain common effort and who is not? Are there many kinds of collaboration, and how could we distinguish among them? Why is collaboration more popular in certain fields than in others? Does only material/technical/economic advantages matter to collaboration, or are there cognitive benefits? And, of course, many other interesting issues can be raised.

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scientists from different areas, philosophers and historians of science, and social scientists. It aims to discuss the real collaborative practices in which scientists have been or are currently involved. It encourages scientists to reflect upon their actual practices and dealing with questions and ideas coming from different disciplines or specialties, while offering to historians, philosophers, and social scientists novel and fresh insights as well as an inside view for further research.

Participants and speakers: Letizia Bonizzoni ● Leonardo Gariboldi ● Marco Giammarchi ● Andrea Guardo ● Luca Guzzardi ● Martin Kater ● Massimo Lazzaroni ● Tommaso Maccacaro ● Eugenio Petrovich ● Lucio Rossi ● Brad Wray

Workshop Program

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“Reassessing Scientific Collaboration” is a project funded by Program Seed 2019 of the University of Milan
Luca Guzzardi (P.I.) – Leonardo Gariboldi (co-P.I.) – Andrea Guardo – Massimo Lazzaroni

Please, note that due to health restrictions, attendance is limited to 25 participants. Inquiries about participation should be addresses to

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