Yves Gingras: How Bibliometrics can Map the global structure and Dynamics of science from the 17th to the 21st century

Tue, 06/06/2017 -
10:30 to 11:30
Life Science Building, 3314 - UCLA

Bibliometrics" is too often associated with "evaluation". In this presentation we show how these methods can help in a unique way to construct a global view of the dynamics of science that show the formation of disciplines and specialties as well as the changing cognitive structure of science.




Yves Gingras has been a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) since 1986. He was initially appointed to the Department of Sociology, then to the Department of History, where he has been teaching since 1989. In 1997, Gingras co-founded the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies, where he currently holds the position of scientific director. The OST is an organisation devoted to “measuring” science, technology and innovation and affiliated with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).           
Lastest books: Gingras Y., Bibliometrics and Research Evaluation, Uses and Abuses, MIT Press, 2016 Cover of the book: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/bibliometrics-and-research-evaluation and Science and Religion: An Impossible Dialogue, Polity Press, 2017.

This event is sponsored by the EpiDaPo Laboratory, a collaboration of UCLA and CNRS.

Contact organizer: dcartron@ucla.edu  / Contact speaker: gingras.yves@uqam.ca