My public appearances in the past and future (as far as I can see): lectures, conference speeches, workshops, concerts, performances, petanque tournaments... sociology, music and other stuff, all in one.
25. 5. 2002 ::::
Concert at Kopanina Spring festival
Also playing: Sedící kameny, Radúza, Činna, etc.
11. 5. 2002 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek: The logic of ethno-methods meets political theory: The concept of accountability
Presentation at the international conference "Philosophy and social sciences", May 10-14 2002, Vila Lanna, Praha
The notion of accountability represents an important concept of contemporary theory of democracy. As such, it has the following normative meaning: the public should be kept informed on "public issues" as completely as possible. Manipulations and hidden interests should be eliminated. Decision-making should be transparent. Those who represent should be under control of those who are represented. Only then politics become responsible and truly democratic. But there exists another usage of the term within the social sciences. Accountability is one of the key concepts in ethnomethodology, a micro-sociological interactionist sociological tradition. In my contribution I will discuss how the ethnomethodological understanding of the concept might help us to grasp some of the ambivalences involved in the "politics of accountability" in the public sphere. A revised theoretical framework of public accountability will be suggested.
25. 4. 2002 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek: O devitalizaci sociologicky: síla a slabost "holých faktů" [On devitalization: The force and weakness of "pure facts"]
Lecture within the series of Thursday seminars at CTS
17. 4. 2002 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek: Experti a ti druzí: lesk a bída nepolitické politiky vědy [Experts and the others: The poverty and glory of non-political politics of science]
Lecture within the "Expert block" seminar series at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno
27. 3. 2002 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek: Socio-logiky Bruno Latoura [Socio-logics of Bruno Latour]
Lecture at the dept. of cultural studies, Faculty of philosophy, Charles University (Celetná 20, Praha 1)
14. 3. 2002 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek: Dvojí politika vědy: Spor o devitalizaci očima sociologa [The double politics of science: Controversy over devitalisation from the sociological perspective]
Lecture within the seminar series Thursdays in Viničná, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University in Prague
23. 2. 2002 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek & Tereza Vajdová: A national profile of public accountability: The Czech republic
Presentation at the working meeting of the international research project "Analysing public accountability in contemporary European contexts", February 22-24 2002, Riga, Latvia
12. 1. 2002 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek: The discourse of purity and the discourse of hybridity: Some observations on the scientific-public controversy over the case of "devitalisation of tumors"
Presentation for the international colloquium "Science, or else? The political life of scientific facts", Vila Lanna, Praha, January 11-13 2002 (organised by AV ČR and ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
12. 11. 2001 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek: Sporná místa činu a berličky svobody [Controversial sites of action and crutches of freedom]
Lecture within the series of Monday CTS seminars (seminar room, Husova 4, Praha 1)
21. 10. 2001 ::::
Ivan M. Havel & Zdeněk Konopásek: Jak zacházet s věcmi na hranici známého? [How to deal with issues on the borders of what is known?]
Presentation at the 20th bi-annual workshop of CTS in Rybníček near Jičín
26. 9. 2001 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek & Zuzana Kusá: A plea for flexible politics of qualitative data archiving: The users' point of view
Presentation at the international conference "Institutions, interrelations, sequences: The Bremen life-course approach", September 26-28 2001, Bremen, Germany
Re-use of qualitative data can be seen as a very common practice. Almost every qualitative researcher engages in it, though usually not in a planned, explicit and systematic way. If we want to support more organized and methodical modes of data re-use (e.g., via the institution of data archives) we should try to understand this practice in all its diversity and complexity. In this paper we contribute to such an understanding by discussing some methodological, ethical and technical problems of secondary analysis from the users’ perspective. We do so in three steps. First, using examples from our long-term research work on the problem of communist power we describe some difficulties arising from shifted interpretive contexts of the data we worked with - those data had not originally been collected for our current purposes and by both of us. We show that and how the difficulties, related to secondary analysis in general, can be overcome (or even turned into advantages) by means of research collaboration between data providers and data re-users. Second, we complicate the picture a bit. We discuss diverse sources of possible reluctance, both on the side of the provider and on the side of the re-user, to engage in such collaboration. Third and finally, we make few summary remarks on data archives themselves. On the basis of previous discussions, we argue that if specialised data archives are to attract and make sense for the diverse and growing community of qualitative researchers they should allow, in their politics and designs, for a broad, open and flexible view of the data re-use.
Dancing party: Jaroslav Dušek, Alan Vitouš, Marcel Bárta, Martin Zbrožek, René Pařez, Honzák, Lábus. Video and audio stream of the performance is available here: http://archa.inway.cz/z_23_6_2001.html.
10. 6. 2001 ::::
Zdeněk Konopásek: Co je "public accountability"? [What is public accountability?]
Presentation at the 19th bi-annual workshop of CTS in Kravsko near Znojmo
Jaroslav Dušek (speaking, acting, dancing, singing), Martin Zbrožek (singing, speaking, acting, playing violin), Zdeněk Konopásek (drums, percussion, trumpet), Viktor Zborník (lights).
12. 2. 2001 ::::
Public discussion on "Political films - 1.: Czech society from the dramatic perspective of political events
Archa Theatre, Praha - panel discussion related to the documentary film of Jan Růžička and Jan Gogola