Rights as Methodology?

  • September 27, 2019

On 14 June 2019, LSTS welcomed in Brussels a delegation of researchers from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), University of Warwick, UK. Together, the two research groups organised a full-day joint workshop on "Rights as Methodology? Researching at the Intersections of Law, Technology, Knowledge and Society". The participants  had the opportunity to exchange views, amongst others, on methodologies with respect to transparency, reverse 'right' engineering, STS and feminist approaches. The contrinbutions focused on the question: under what conditions are and can 'rights' be deployed 'as methodology' to conduct social and cultural research in data-intensive societies?

A full overview of the workshop, a summary of the discussions and the next steps of this cooperation can be found here.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Warwick are members of the EUTOPIA Alliance. EUTOPIA is a newly-agreed alliance of six European universities (formed by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Gothenburg, l’Université Paris Seine, the Pompeu Fabra University – Barcelona, the University of Warwick and led by the University of Ljubljana). It aims to establish a connected and inclusive academic community across Europe, through collaborative research, increased mobility of students and staff, and facilitate the distribution of innovation serving the wider public.

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