WTMC has been in the care of Maastricht University for 13 years. This annual meeting marks the end of an era. In January 2018, Stefan Kuhlmann takes over as director, and Twente will become the ‘penvoerder’ for WTMC.
The day will start with an update about WTMC policy issues, including the results of the evaluation that took place in March 2017. We will then consider what it means to do a PhD in the Netherlands, and what alternative careers for WTMC graduates can look like. Several alumni will join us to share their experiences. After lunch, there will be discussions of two recent books by WTMC members. See the pictures below. At the end of the afternoon, we will consider the role of STIS in the post-truth world of ‘alternative facts’. Sergio Sismondo, editor of Social Studies of Science, will start the discussion. See the next page for a full overview of the day.
Don’t forget to submit your ideas for visualizing the WTMC 2011-2016 publication list (further details on next page).
Book your place with the attached form. All are welcome – PhD members, retired members and everyone interested in the topics we will be discussing (even if not a member of WTMC).
Remember to bring copies of recent publications – books, articles, posters – to display.
Programme for 24 November 2017, De Balie, Amsterdam
Tea & coffee – set up book display
Welcome – introductions, update on the WTMC evaluation, and the transition to Twente – Sally Wyatt & Stefan Kuhlmann.
Session about doing a PhD/life after a PhD – presentation by two current PhDs, Gili Yaron & Andrea Gammon, reaction from Inge van der Weijden, plus short presentations from illustrious WTMC alumni who do NOT work in academia (including Sjoerd Bakker, SBRC; Stans van Egmond, Trombosestichting; Mieneke te Hennepe, Museum Boerhaave; Meggie Pijnappel, KWF Kanker Bestrijding; Rens Vandeberg, Diabetes Fonds)
Book discussion 1: Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine by Jess Bier
Discussants: Chunglin Kwa & Annalisa Pelizza
Book discussion 2: Bruno Latour by Gerard de Vries
Discussants: Bart Penders & Federica Russo
Tea & coffee
Sergio Sismondo, Queen’s University, Canada, with responses from Huub Dijstelbloem & Geert Somsen
Announcement of winner of ‘best visualisation’ of WTMC publications (see below)
Borrel/reception, to mark the transition from Maastricht to Twente, and to catch up with friends & colleagues