How do the origins and types of funding in the history of science affect the results of research?


Karine Chemla, SPHERE, CNRS-University Paris Diderot

Olival Freire, Instituto de Fisica - UFBa, Salvador

Yves Gingras, Département d’histoire et Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST), UQAM


At a time when public funding is decreasing steadily, private institutions are becoming significant funders of research. This is a general phenomenon, but in particular it affects the history of science, technology, and medicine. Is this phenomenon without any consequence for the results of research in our field? Or, can we perceive a correlation between, on the one hand, the origin and the type of funding and, on the other, the orientation given to research, and its results? How do these correlations operate for research carried out with public funding? These are questions that we think it is essential to raise in the present climate, and our symposium will address them with regard to current research and also from a historical perspective.

Contact email: Karine Chemla

Deadline for paper submission: November 30, 2017