University of Bonn to host public keynote speeches on Wednesday, June 14 as part of a conferenceFrom climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic through to the crisis of truth, science communication is facing some significant challenges. How much academic research does good science communication require? What do we need to know about the academic system in order to assess, communicate and categorize scientific knowledge? These are some of the questions being tackled by an international conference entitled "Nowhere(to)land? What Science Studies Contribute to Science Communication." Held in English, it will be hosted by the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) at the University of Bonn from Wednesday, June 14 to Friday, June 16.
Anyone who is interested is warmly invited to attend the two public keynote speeches on Wednesday, June 14. At 2:30 pm, Sarah Davies from the University of Vienna will be speaking about "Science Communication as World-Making." Later on, from 6 pm, Martin Bauer from the London School of Economics and Political Science will be giving his talk entitled "The Language Games of Science Communication." The event will be held in the Universitätsforum in Bonn at Heussallee 18-24. Please to reserve a seat.
The conference is being organized by the Rhine Ruhr Center for Science Communication Research (RRC), a joint project involving the University of Bonn, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, TU Dortmund University, the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen and the Kaete Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Cultures of Research" in Aachen. It is being supported financially by the Volkswagen Foundation.