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ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon
Portugal July 4-6, 2013
Pierre Musso is Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at Rennes 2 University and at Télécom Paris Tech. He holds the Chair in “Modeling imagination, innovation and creation." He is the author of several works on communication, networks, territory, Saint-Simonianism and the media, including Télécommunications et Philosophie des Réseaux. La postérité paradoxale de Saint-Simon (PUF, Paris, 1998, 2nd edition); Critique des Réseaux (PUF, Paris, 2003, translated in Italian and Chinese); Cyberespace et Territoires 2030 (dir.) (La Documentation Française, Paris, 2008). He co-edited the critical edition of Œuvres Complètes de Saint-Simon, 4 volumes (PUF, Paris, 2012).

Nathalie Heinich, a sociologist, is a research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); she works within the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Besides numerous articles in scholarly and cultural reviews, she has published works dealing with the status of the artist and the notion of the author (among others: La Gloire de Van Gogh (Minuit, 1991, [The Glory of Van Gogh, Princeton UP, 1996]); Du peintre à l’artiste (Minuit, 1993); Etre Écrivain (La Découverte, 2000); L’Élite Artiste (Gallimard, 2005); De l’Artification, with Roberta Shapiro (Éditions de l’EHESS, 2012); on contemporary art (among others: Le Triple jeu de l’art contemporain, Minuit, 1998 ; L’Art contemporain exposé aux rejets, Jacqueline Chambon, 1998); on the question of identity (among others: États de femme, Gallimard, 1996; L’Épreuve de la grandeur, La Découverte, 1999; Mères-filles, une relation à trois, with Caroline Eliacheff, Albin Michel, 2002; Les Ambivalences de l’émancipation féminine, Albin Michel, 2003); on the history of sociology (among others: La Sociologie de Norbert Elias, La Découverte-Repères, 1997; Ce que l’art fait à la sociologie, Minuit, 1998; La Sociologie de l’art, La Découverte-Repères, 2001; La Sociologie à l’épreuve de l’art, Aux lieux d’être, 2006, 2007; Pourquoi Bourdieu, Gallimard, 2007; Le Bêtisier du sociologue, Klincksieck, 2009); and on values (La Fabrique du patrimoine, Éditions Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 2009; De la visibilité, Gallimard, 2012).

Hermínio Martins, Educated at the London School of Economics (University of London). Taught at the Universities of Leeds, Essex and Oxford in the UK, and was Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. Visiting Lecturer at the Universities of Harvard and Pennsylvania and universities in Brazil and Portugal. Current Status: Emeritus Fellow, St Antony´s College, University of Oxford and Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.
Published papers in English in the sociology of science, sociological theory, the sociology of culture and the history, politics and sociology of contemporary Portugal. Author of Class, Status and Power: essays on contemporary Portugal (1998), Hegel, Texas and other essays in social theory (1996) and Experimentum Humanum: technological civilization and human condition (2011), published in Portuguese. Edited Knowledge and passion: essays in honour of John Rex (1993) and co-edited several volumes in English and Portuguese on Durkheim, Weber, science and technology.

Hugh Lacey is Scheuer Family of Philosophy Emeritus, Swarthmore College (PA, USA) and Research Associate, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo (Brazil) in a Project (supported by FAPESP), “The origins and meaning of technoscience: science, technology and society”. His BA and MA are from The University of Melbourne (Australia), and PhD (1966) from Indiana University (USA). He has held teaching positions at Swarthmore College, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, and University of São Paulo. His current research interests deal with issues of the interplay of science and democracy. His books include: Is Science Value Free? Values and Scientific Understanding (1999); Values and Objectivity in Science (2005); and A Controvérsia sobre os Transgênicos: Questões científicas e éticas (2006)