Prof Dr Ir Wiebe Bijker (W.E.)
Disciplinary profile: historical and sociological studies of science and technology.
Core themes: theory and methodology of science and technology studies; democratisation of technological culture; vulnerability of technological culture; science and technology in Europe and for development; science and technology policies; ICT and the socio-cultural dimensions of the information society; gender and technology; water management, nanotechnology and biotechnology.
Filmed keynote lecture "Vulnerability in Technological Cultures - opportunities and challenges for democracy and for teaching" at the 2nd FMU-IAEA International Conference in Fukushima on “Radiation, Health, and Population: The Multiple Dimensions of Post-Fukushima Disaster Recovery,” in Fukushima-Japan, from 25 to 27 July 2014
Vulnerability in Technological Cultures. New directions in research and governance
Edited by Anique Hommels, Jessica Mesman & Wiebe E. Bijker
Released in April 2014!
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Wiebe Bijker chaired the KNAW committee that explored possibilities to reduce the number of animal experiments in the neurosciences (2018-2019): EXCELLENT HERSENONDERZOEK MET MINDER DIERPROEVEN—Kansen en uitdagingen voor proefdiervrij onderzoek in de neurowetenschappen (in Dutch, with English summary). It can be downloaded from the parliament's website, together with the response by the two responsible Ministers: https://www.tweedekamer.nl/kamerstukken/brieven_regering/detail?id=2019Z14544&did=2019D29817
In ScienceGuide a good overview of the process is given (in Dutch): Hersenwetenschappers zien weinig mogelijkheden voor vermindering dierproeven.
* Wiebe Bijker chaired the evaluation committee of the WRR (2017): Meer dan ooit nodig—Evaluatie van de Wetenschapelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid 2013-2017.
* On 12 May 2017 Wiebe Bijker became emeritus professor. For his valedictory lecture and the symposium "Adventuring into STS" (with Harry Collins, Knut Sørensen, John Law, Rosalind Williams and Shiv Visvanathan), see http://www.maastrichtsts.nl/bijker-farewell. At this occasion, an edited volume was published with contributions by 51 colleagues and former students of Wiebe: Harro van Lente, Tsjalling Swierstra, Sally Wyatt, and Ragna Zeiss, eds. Wegwijs in STS — Knowing Your Way in STS. Maastricht: Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies (MUSTS), 2017. Available for download: http://www.maastrichtsts.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/LIBER20WIEBE20V3.pdf
Valedictory lecture and symposium: http://www.maastrichtsts.nl/bijker-farewell
Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
The Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC)
PRIME Network of excellence
Soundscapes and modern music atelier Intro / In situ
Nanopodium: Maatschappelijke dialoog over nanotechnologie (in Dutch: societal dialogue on nanotechnologies)
Website of the Nano-Dev project. The project researches nanotechnologies for development. Partners are in India, Kenya and the Netherlands. The project if funded by NWO-WOTRO (2010 - 2014)