German Culture Center Tokyo
107-0052, Tokyo-to, Minato-ku
English / Japanese (Simultaneous translation)
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Citizen Science in the Digital Age
– Engaging civil society in social science and humanities research –
September 26, 2019
Conference Report ‘Citizen Science in the Digital Age’ (in Japanese)
The progress of digital technology creates new opportunities in all areas of the civil society. The expansion of citizen science is one example. With citizens taking part in research activities, their understanding about science deepens. At the same time, civic engagement can support and advance scientific research. Nevertheless, compared to the natural sciences, practices of citizen science in the social sciences and the humanities (SSH) are still rare.
Combining experiences and insights by leading experts from Japan and abroad, our conference took a closer look at the opportunities and challenges for citizen science in SSH. Where and how can civil society get engaged? What are the potential benefits? What risks need to be addressed? How can respective collaborations be initiated and coordinated? How will this effect both society and research in SSH?
Same but Different – Citizen Science in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Data-driven Society and the Citizen Science
Shohei Yonemoto (University of Tokyo)