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  • Date: 03/28/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article provides a starting position and scene-setter for an invited commentary series on science communication and public intellectualism. It begins by briefly considering what intellectualism and public intellectualism are, before discussing their relationship with science communication, especially in academia. It ends with a call to ... »
  • Date: 02/02/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This letter reflects on how the role of science in society evolved in 2016. While there were plenty of groundbreaking scientific discoveries, the shifting political landscape cultivated a tempestuous relationship between science and society. We discuss these developments and the potential role of the science communication community in political ... »
  • Date: 12/16/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The academic interest in 'science and technology communication' has evolved from different societal domains and fields of application, giving rise to different scholarly traditions. This contribution introduces current issues and agendas in a field that has its origin at the interface of (agricultural) innovation studies, rural development ... »
  • Date: 12/16/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Differences in viewpoints between science and society, like in for example the HPV-vaccination debate, should be considered from a socio-technical system perspective, and not solely from a boundary perspective between the lay public, medical doctors and scientists. Recent developments in the HPV-vaccination case show how the debate concerning ... »
  • Date: 11/09/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In response to Weingart and Guenther [2016], this essay explores the issue of trust in science communication by situating it in a wider communications culture and a longer historical period. It argues that the popular scientific culture is a necessary context not only for professional science, but also for the innovation economy. Given that the ... »
  • Date: 05/26/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The letter compares and contrasts thinking about making science accessible and relevant to children in science centres and museums with thinking about communication in social history museums. ... »
  • Date: 09/29/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Between 2010 and July 2015, a group of researchers at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge and the National Maritime Museum were engaged in an Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded project “The Board of Longitude 1714–1828: Science, innovation and empire in the Georgian world”. The project team ... »
  • Date: 06/11/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Science and activism are terms which are usually seen as quite separate. Yet, they are inextricably linked, even more so as techno scientific progress permeates contemporary society. The five commentaries in this series provide insights for a discussion about how the (apparent) separation between “value laden” activism and “value free” science is ... »
  • Date: 06/11/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The validity of citizen science conducted by community activists is often questioned because of the overt values that activists bring to their investigations. But value judgments are a necessary part of even the best academic science, and scientists whose findings suggest the need for policy action can learn from the example of citizen scientists ... »
  • Date: 06/11/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Knowledge is not static or unique. It can be exchanged between activists, academia and policy circles: from science to activism and from activism to science. Existing scientific knowledge is being used by activists to expose wrongdoings or improve practices and knowledge in environmental and health conflicts. Activists can either adopt scientific ... »

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