[PCST] Science and environment communication stream at ANZCA, July 09, Brisbane
jenni at econnect.com.au
Wed Dec 3 02:46:32 UTC 2008
ANZCA09: Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship Conference
QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane, Australia, July 8-10, 2009
<http://www.anzca09.org/> www.anzca09.org <http://www.anzca09.org/>
Stream conveners: Dr Joan Leach, Science Communication, University of
Queensland, Dr Alison Henderson, University ofWaikato,
Dr Maureen Burns, University of Queensland
The discourses of crisis that characterize global issues of science,
technology and the environment demand further interrogation from a variety
of disciplines - including science and technology studies, cultural studies,
sociology, and environment studies.
The Science and Environment stream of the ANZCA 09 conference is seeking
panels and papers on the communication of global issues of science,
technology and the environment. Submissions are sought on issues including,
but not limited to:
* Uncertain futures: What does it mean to talk about 'risk' in
relation to advances in science and technology? How are societies changing
to meet the uncertain demands of new technologies?
* How can communication theories and practices address climate change
and the environment? Scientific and technical controversies? International
* How do various constructions of the 'scientific citizen' (from
Alfred Schutz to Allen Irwin and beyond) operate in debates about science,
technology and the environment? How do such constructions intersect with the
figures of the expert and the science celebrity?
* (How) do science popularization and other attempts at public
engagement imply norms of citizenship, and particular conceptions of
democracy in various cultures and contexts? (eg in agricultural imperialism,
water management inter alia)
Papers and panels that address specific areas of science and environmental
communication such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, agriculture, water
management or nutriceuticals are particularly welcome.
Abstracts and papers are due by Friday 5 February, 2009, and should be
submitted directly to the ANZCA09 web site at <http://www.anzca09.org/>
www.anzca09.org <http://www.anzca09.org/> <http://www.anzca09.org> .
Enquiries about this stream can be directed to Alison Henderson at
alison at waikato.ac.nz or Joan Leach at j.leach at uq.edu.au
PO Box 734
South Brisbane Q 4101
Ph. 07 3846 7111; 0408 551 866
jenni at econnect.com.au
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