The 2nd VOICES Summer School on “Breaking the Bias: Inspiring Diversity in R&I” will soon take place in Athens from 5 to 7 July. Working group 3, led by Clemens Striebing & Anita Thaler, has prepared this year’s Summer School in Greece, during 3 days we will reflect on how to integrate the gender perspective from an intersectional and diverse point of view in the different fields of science and technology.
The Athena Research Center, led by Katerina Pastra & Vivian Stamou, has organised the sessions at the Impact Hub Athens, an innovation venue located in the centre of Athens. Knowledge sharing and innovation in one of the most relevant cities in the history of democracy.
The plenary sessions will be streamed live and recorded. For the programme, Working Group 3 were able to recruit two true pioneers in the field of gendered innovations, Londa Schiebinger and Elizabeth Pollitzer, as well as a promising young researcher, Jenny Carla Moran. And we also want to talk to you about possible research projects.
Here is the link to the stream (MS Teams).
The programme items listed below will be streamed. All times refer to the local time zone (Athens, UTC+3).
Wednesday, July 5
9:00 – 9:30 WELCOME NOTES
Ioannis Emiris – Dean ATHENA Research Center
Anne-Sophie Godfroy – VOICES COST Action Chair
Katerina Pastra & Vivian Stamou – Summer School Hosts
9:30 – 10:15 UNRAVELING GENDER BIAS IN R&I
Opening Plenary Session
Anita Thaler & Clemens Striebing
19:00 – 20:00 AN EVENING WITH LONDA SCHIEBINGER: EPIC FAILS OF GENDER BIASES PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES AND WHAT THEY TEACH US
Virtual talk with Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University, USA
Moderation by Anita Thaler
Thursday, July 6
14:00 – 15:00 OVERARCHING AND NOVEL METHODS TO ANALYSING INTERLINKAGES BETWEEN GENDER EQUALITY AND OTHER SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS
Virtual Plenary Session
Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director of Gender Summit, and Chief Executive Officer of Portia GmbH
Moderation by Ghadir Pourhashem
Friday, July 7
9:00 – 10:15 LOVE, HUMANNESS AND FUTURITY IN THE AGE OF THE SEX ROBOT
Jenny Carla Moran, University of Cambridge, UK
Moderation by Katerina Pastra
11:30 – 12:30 OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOINT PROJECTS
Information about current and upcoming European calls with high relevance for the integration of a gender dimension.
Vasileia Filidou, Head of European Project Proposals Support Office, Athena R.C.