Vol. 5 No. 2 (2021)
Editorial

Our Short Talks

Pierandrea Lo Nostro
University of Florence, Italy

Published 2021-09-09

How to Cite

Lo Nostro, P. (2021). Our Short Talks. Substantia, 5(2), 5 - 6. https://doi.org/10.36253/Substantia-1383

Abstract

We recently organized the first edition of Substantia Short Talks to discuss some hot topics within the community of our journal. It was a recorded online event, that took place online on July 1, 2021, at 4 pm CEST.

In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic that forced us to restrain or limit our social and cultural activities, we thought to offer a lively cultural happening to strengthen our interactions and to ponder on some remarkable issues that affect our lives as scientists and citizens in a globalized world.

Examples that came up to our minds were quite some. Just to mention a few: the protection of intellectual property and the worldwide distribution of life-saving drugs (e.g. the anti-Covid vaccines) at very low costs; the relationship between science and politics, i.e. Black Lives Matter and the harsh debate between some international scientific journals and publishers; or the denial of freedom and democracy and even the lack of scientific dissemination in some countries, and so forth.

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