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How might we think about climate change? Pandemics? Racism? Or digital culture? Then there's "fake news," biodiversity decline... all questions that concern our lives, one way or another, which science, history, and society can help us to explore.

In "Science Social," guests from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science join host Stephanie Hood with a cup of coffee to take a close-up look at what science, society, and history can tell us about the wider issues of the twenty-first century. Delving into weird and wonderful stories from the world of research, we unpack the odd new idea here and there that might just give us new perspectives. How does digitization change our lives and what researchers, or the public, know and understand? What can a simple mask—that iconic object of the coronavirus pandemic—tell us about social equality? And what does China's growing scientific and technological influence mean for all of us? Tune in to each episode as we explore the big questions of science, socially!

Science Social - Conversations on History, Science, and Society Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

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How might we think about climate change? Pandemics? Racism? Or digital culture? Then there's "fake news," biodiversity decline... all questions that concern our lives, one way or another, which science, history, and society can help us to explore.

In "Science Social," guests from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science join host Stephanie Hood with a cup of coffee to take a close-up look at what science, society, and history can tell us about the wider issues of the twenty-first century. Delving into weird and wonderful stories from the world of research, we unpack the odd new idea here and there that might just give us new perspectives. How does digitization change our lives and what researchers, or the public, know and understand? What can a simple mask—that iconic object of the coronavirus pandemic—tell us about social equality? And what does China's growing scientific and technological influence mean for all of us? Tune in to each episode as we explore the big questions of science, socially!

    02 - The Mask—Arrayed

    02 - The Mask—Arrayed

    It seems straightforward: we wear a mask because it protects us from pollution, from a contagious virus. Yet the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that this seemingly simple object can also become a powerful symbol—one that can divide or unite us, silence or empower us. So how is it that this small piece of fabric can have political meaning? What role does it play in different cultures around the globe? And what can a mask reveal to us about social inequalities?

    In this second episode of "Science Social," scholars Carolin Roeder and Marianna Szczygielska unveil layer by layer the hidden stories of perhaps the most iconic object of the coronavirus pandemic: the face mask.

    Learn more about "The Mask - Arrayed": https://themaskarrayed.net/

    About Carolin Roeder: https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/users/croeder

    About Marianna Szczygielska: https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/users/szczygielska

     

    This podcast is produced by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

    Follow us on https://twitter.com/MPIWG

    Host: Stephanie Hood

    Concept and sound editing by Verena Braun

    Theme song by Podington Bear, CC NY-NC 3.0

    01 - "China on the Rise"

    01 - "China on the Rise"

    China is well on its way to becoming a global leader in science. The country has become the world's largest producer of scientific articles, pours a staggering amount of money into funding research, and is home to scientists whose groundbreaking and sometimes controversial findings increasingly make international news.

    If science needs freedom to thrive, how is this rise possible where a political system limits rights and controls information on a wide scale? How does science interact with societal values and ethical principles? And what does China's rise in science mean globally? Political sociologist and sinologist Anna Lisa Ahlers answers some burning questions on China's stunning ascent in this first episode of the "Science Social" podcast series.

    About Anna Lisa Ahlers: https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/users/alahlers

    More about Anna Lisa's research China in the Global System of Science: https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/China-and-Science

     

    This podcast is produced by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

    Follow us on https://twitter.com/MPIWG

    Host: Stephanie Hood

    Concept and sound editing by Verena Braun

    Theme song by Podington Bear, CC NY-NC 3.0

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