Workshop Project Task Force EU network Bio-Objects and their boundaries

ISCH Action COST IS1001

Bio-objects and their boundaries: governing matters at the intersection of society, politics, and science
Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.

Europe seeks to become the most dynamic knowledge-based economy of the globe, and the production and circulation of “bio-objects”, such as stem cells, chimera, tissue samples or genetically modified organisms, play a key part in this endeavour. This Action develops novel interdisciplinary tools based on a range of evidence that will improve our understanding of “bio-objects”, their production and governance. The core questions answered through this COST Action are: how are the boundaries between human and animal, organic and non-organic, living and the non-living opened up?; how do bio-objects change social relations?; how does the public-private interface shape the making of bio-objects?; and finally, how does the governance of bio-objects perform at different levels, from the level of the European Union and its Member States to the sub-political level, and finally in clinics and laboratories?

Principal investigators
Bock von Wülfingen, Bettina Dr. phil. (Details) (Cultural Theory Specializing in Gender Issues and History)

Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

Duration of project
Start date: 06/2012
End date: 08/2012

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