Dr. Mallory James, Technische Universität München;
Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller, Technische Universität München;
Dr. Olga Sparschuh, Technische Universität München;
Prof. Dr. Helena Bilandzic, Universität Augsburg;
"Disciplines” are a structural characteristic of modern research universities, and also a means for self-identification. The growing differentiation of discipline-specific evidence cultures is counterbalanced by the recognition that specialized bodies of knowledge can prove inadequate in the face of complex problems, and thus lose their persuasive power. Increasingly, material resources and intellectual authority are now shared between disciplinary organizations of knowledge and non-disciplinary social forms of evidence practice.
As DFG Research Group 2448, we have invited other researchers for a workshop to explore evidence cultures beyond disciplinarity in a case-comparative way. We seek to understand how specialized institutional standards are brought together with citizen participation and emergent, situation-specific social needs for science and technology, and how the legitimacy, adequacy, and importance of knowledge and knowers are now being guaranteed in new ways.