Science.Knowledge.[E]Valuation Workshop

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March 9, 2017 to March 10, 2017
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Sociology, Social Sciences, Linguistics, Humanities, Economic History / Studies

Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Warwick

Wherever there emerge value judgments, classifications and hierarchies there occurs valuation – social construction of values. Recent years have seen the emergence of a new field of scientific enquiry – Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation (SVE), which deals with valuation practices in many areas, such as social relations, economics, knowledge production. It is on this last area that we wish to focus on during a workshop on science.knowledge.[e]valuation.

As researchers we encounter (and perform) valuation every day– be it in assessing our own and other researcher’s work, writing grant proposals, dealing with Higher Education policy and in a host of other situations. But construction of values related to knowledge(s) is by no means limited to academia. We can think of valuation practices taking place in relation to science in non-academic context, but also of construction of values in the political sphere, in economics, education or in every-day micro practices.

The two day workshop on science.knowledge.[e]valuation aims to bring together researchers from Warwick University as well as other institutions in the UK and abroad to reflect on the various practices of valuation which take place in the context of science and knowledge more generally.

The proposed areas of reflection are:

-Valuation and Science
-Valuation and Markets
-Valuation and Social Relations

Please register for the workshop and the public lecture by sending a short mail to or registering on, where you can also find the complete programme.

Organised by: Johannes Angermuller (University of Warwick, Applied Linguistics), Johannes Beetz (University of Warwick, Applied Linguistics), Marta Wróblewska (Universoty of Warwick, Applied Linguistics), Noortje Marres (University of Warwick, Interdisciplinary Methodologies), Juliane Reinecke (Warwick Business School)

Supported by: Centre for Applied Linguistics, Department of Sociology, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, PAIS, and the Social Theory Centre at the University of Warwick