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At CWTS we have a long tradition of organising a weekly research seminar in which speakers present their research in the area of science studies and discuss their work with the audience. The seminar normally takes place on Friday, 15.00-16.15h (Central European Time). Presentations are given in English.


The organisation of the seminar is based on the following ideas:

  • Inclusive hybrid format: In order to be as inclusive as possible, the CWTS seminar has a hybrid format, enabling anyone in the world to join our seminar without the need to travel. Speakers may either give a live presentation in our seminar room at CWTS or may present virtually by joining us remotely.
  • Open to all: The CWTS seminar is open to anyone with an interest in science studies research. There’s no need to register. You can join virtually using the MS Teams link provided on the CWTS website, or physically by joining us in the seminar room at CWTS. Occasionally we may organise an internal CWTS seminar. Internal seminars won’t be announced on our website.
  • Broad scope: The CWTS seminar has a broad topical scope. Any topic in the domain of science studies research is likely to fit within the scope of our seminar. We aim to cover a broad range of topics. If you’re in doubt whether a specific topic is suitable for the seminar, please reach out to us so that we can discuss.
  • Diversity of speakers: The CWTS seminar aims to have a diversity of speakers: Junior and senior researchers, researchers from different traditions in science studies research, researchers doing more basic and more applied work, researchers from CWTS and from elsewhere, etc. We’re also open to different formats, for instance having multiple shorter presentations by different speakers instead of a longer presentation by a single speaker, or having a more interactive format aimed at stimulating engaging discussions.
  • Opportunity to meet informally: In addition to offering a forum for sharing and discussing scientific work, the CWTS seminar also provides an opportunity for CWTS colleagues, speakers, and visitors to meet each other informally. Everyone who is physically attending the seminar is invited to join us for drinks afterwards.


Would you like to present your work in the CWTS seminar? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our communication team!

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