19/09/2018

We review how the Wellcome Collection exhibition ‘Teeth’ enacts meanings from an educational anthropology and Science and Technology Studies perspective. The exhibition tells the history of dental science. It starts with accounts of the painful procedures and social inequalities of early oral healthcare. As it moves towards...

17/09/2018

This paper focusses on the sense making and use of science by environmental activists: how they evaluate the relevance of science for their work, which structures and processes they apply to make sense of science, and how they use science related information to make their voices heard.

12/09/2018

"A collection of essays on the interrelationships among science, society and politics in modern knowledge societies (...) contributes to the important debate on the “whys” (instead of the “hows”) of science communication and its (long term) impact on science and society."

10/09/2018

Is science communication research becoming a research field in its own right? Employing a co-citation analysis of scholarly publications from 1996 to 2015, authors assess to what extent a coherent communication network exists, suggesting an increasing emancipation of the field.

22/08/2018

The first Japan Scicom Forum in Tokyo on April 20, 2018 gathered 120 attendees to discuss the growing need for English-language science communication in Japan and Asia. The gathering also focused on fostering a new network of science communicators, to help professionalize and legitimize the field.

06/08/2018

This paper provides a comparison of the more common research process involving public research funding with science crowdfunding. Authors suggest that science crowdfunding can be successfully used to generate “crowd-supported science” by means of this Crowd Community.

30/07/2018

The National Center for Science Education's Science Booster Club Program piloted a no-conflict approach to free, informal science activities focused on climate change or evolution. In the participating communities science literacy increased over time as did community engagement.

24/07/2018

An analysis of how public discourses about desirable and achievable futures are addressed at World’s Fairs and scientific-technological theme parks, focusing on the 1939 New York World’s Fair and the EPCOT center in the U.S.

16/07/2018

“This paper demonstrates how long-term dialogue between scientists and stakeholders can be facilitated by repeated stakeholder focus groups.” Focusing on a research project in the Gulf of Mexico, authors explore how dialogic processes lead to better science-based decision-support tools.