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Truth and Power – The Politics of Expertise and Behaviour after the L’Aquila Earthquake

Sunday 29th October, 2-3pm

Dr Jan-Jonathan Bock

Venue: Woolf Institute Building, Madingley Road, CB3 0UB


Dr Jan-Jonathan Bock presents his ethnographic research on the L'Aquila earthquake trial. Based on eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in L'Aquila, Dr Jan-Jonathan Bock argues that, rather than punishing experts and scientists for failing to predict a natural disaster, the court case sought to illuminate intersections regarding scientific truth, trust in expertise, political power, and social behaviour.

  • The lecture will be held in the new Woolf Institute building on the Westminster Site, Madingley Road, CB3 0UB.
  • This is a public lecture and all are welcome to attend. For any further information please contact: enquiries@woolf.cam.ac.uk


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