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