[Audiovisual Resource] ‘Narrativity and the Crisis of Evidence’, Translating Illness video podcast 27 September 2022
Professor Mona Baker, Director of the SISU Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, and Professor Eivind Engebretsen (University of Oslo) had an interview with Dr Marta Arnaldi (University of Oxford) about their recent publication Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics (Cambridge University Press, 2022).
‘Narrativity and the Crisis of Evidence’, Translating Illness video podcast 27 September 2022, Educational Media Services, University of Oxford
In this Translating Illness video podcast, Marta Arnaldi discusses with authors Mona Baker and Eivind Engebretsen their new publication, ‘Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics’ (Cambridge University Press, 2022). The book moves from, and goes beyond, the scenario of the COVID-19 crisis to ask in what ways the pandemic transformed the ‘specialized issue of what constitutes reliable medical evidence into a topic of public concern’.
Are scientists interpreters? What is the boundary between facts and fiction? Does it make sense to distinguish between the so-called objectivity of science and the subjectivity of the humanities? If these divides, as Baker and Engebretsen put it, have become unsustainable, how do the futures of research and policy look like as we step into a new era in the history of science and thought?
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