The University in the Age of Unbridled Knowledge Production

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Engelska parken 4-0019, English Park Campus
  • Lecturer: Robert Frodeman
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  • Organiser: Higher Education and Research as Objects of Study (HERO)
  • Contact person: Johan Boberg
  • Seminarium

HERO seminar

Robert Frodeman presents ongoing research.

At the founding of the University of Berlin, Wilhelm von Humboldt described scholarship ‘as something not yet achieved and as something that cannot ever be completely achieved’ – i.e., as an infinite research project. Universities still treat the production of knowledge as infinite, even as the center of knowledge production has moved off campus. Whether in the corporate sphere or across social media, knowledge today is unbridled in its pursuit of its political and economic ends. How should the university respond to these new socio-epistemic conditions?

The seminar will be held in English.