Organized by LaSSA

In this panel we argue that the crisis of truth should be understood in relation to a crisis of knowledge production. While much effort is being made in ‘opening’ science, for instance by providing open access publications, by disseminating scientific knowledge to a broader audience, or by mass enrolment in the universities, knowledge productions remains the domain of a privileged few.

This goes beyond physical accessibility (barriers to enrolment, job opportunities, wheelchair access, et cetera) and includes questions such as the accessibility of scientific language or the (lack of) inclusiveness of terminology. A number of students from Utrecht, Leiden, Amsterdam and Groningen will come together do discuss these questions and more, and of course, all input from the audience is welcome and appreciated.

Accessibility of Science