Annual Conference Virtual Seminar Series: Citizen Science

28 May 2020

This year instead of holding a one-day annual conference in London, we will be delivering a series of virtual seminars in May and June on topics that CSaP and our network have worked on over the past year. Invited experts will offer insights into some of the latest research that has the potential to inform decisions taken by policy makers.
The second virtual seminar in this series will be held in collaboration with the Humanities & Social Change Centre at the University of Cambridge on the topic of citizen science - with expert speakers from the University of Cambridge, the Natural History Museum in Berlin and the Food Standards Agency.

Is citizen science an approach, a way of thinking, or a set of tools? How can people and policymakers promote and participate in citizen science initiatives, and can we use citizen science to help build a robust level of trust in, and understanding of, science in our societies? As part of CSaP’s 2020 annual conference virtual seminar series, we’re bringing together panellists from Cambridge University, Berlin’s Natural History Museum and the UK’s Food Standards Agency to explore approaches to citizen science and the spaces in which it operates. Throughout the discussion, we’ll examine how certain formations of expertise impact how problems are addressed, and how citizen science can fit into systems which are experiencing a renewed focus on expertise in the context of a pandemic.

Date: 28 May 2020

Time: 11:00-12:15 on Zoom

Host: Dr Rob Doubleday

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For more details on other seminars in this series, please visit our annual conference webpage.

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Professor Jennifer Gabrys

Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Julie Pierce

Food Standards Agency

Professor Johannes Vogel

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge