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Fourth Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication

Fourth Iowa State University
Summer Symposium on Science Communication
Normative Aspects of Science Communication
30-31 May, 2014; Ames, IA
Submission deadline:  January 15, 2014

This workshop at Iowa State University continues the discussion of science communication ethics opened in previous events. While the principles of effective communication of science has attracted widespread interest in recent years, attention to normative aspects of the interactions among scientists, professional communicators, and publics has lagged. We invite work from relevant disciplines including communication, rhetoric, philosophy, science and technology studies, and the sciences themselves, on topics such as:

Proceedings of the workshop will be published in print-on-demand and electronic formats. In addition, we hope participants in the symposium will consider submitting to a theoretically informed collected volume of science communication ethics being planned in parallel.  See for the call for papers for this volume.

For consideration, submit to Jean Goodwin ( by January 15, 2014:  (a) a 250-500 word abstract with an additional 5-10 item bibliography, and (b) a separate cover page with complete contact information.  Please also indicate the expected status of the work to be presented (from early overview to completed study); note that this will not affect acceptance, as we look forward to promoting dialogue among scholars at different stages.  For further information, see contact the symposium organizers.

Organizing committee: Jean Goodwin, with Michael Dahlstrom (Iowa State University) and Susanna Priest (University of Washington)

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