The 2022 Holberg Masterclass with Sheila Jasanoff: Technology and the Human Future
Technologies are not merely tools for achieving necessary ends but a vehicle through which humans articulate and implement visions of the future.
For the 2022 Holberg Week we are offering scholarships for five PhD candidates from the Nordic countries to participate in a masterclass with the Holberg Prize Laureate.
Technologies reflect and materialize collective visions of good and desirable futures in contemporary societies. As such, they are both sites and objects of politics. This class explores how technologies assume the shapes they do, how they further or inhibit particular directions of progress, and how they help crystalize ideas of agency, responsibility and blame. Technological systems emerge from this perspective as integral to the constitutional commitments that governs modernity.
Each participants will be asked to prepare a 5-minute presentation related to the topic and reading list chosen by the Holberg Prize Laureate . After the presentations there will be a free discussion moderated by the Holberg Prize Laureate.
PhD candidates in Nordic countries may now apply for this masterclass. Deadline: 1 May.
This event is a part of the Holberg Week, which this year takes place 7—10 June.