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Le 21/12/2011

Call for Papers : International Conference on Science Communication 2012

The 2012 edition of the International Conference on Science Communication, "Les journées Hubert Curien" will take place in Nancy from the 3rd to the 7th September 2012. Theme of conference : "Science Communication : International Perspectives, Issues and Strategies"



Universities and research organisations are vibrant communities fully engaged in science communication. Their actions are all the more important because the relationship between science, technology and society at large is at the heart of current debate, particularly at a time when the rapid expansion of digital technology opens up uncountable modes of interaction between producers and users of information. This conference intends to take a closer look at the new forms of dialogue between those who are directly involved in the production of knowledge and those for whom ethical, political and economic questions linked to research and its outcomes are considered just as important as the progress of knowledge.


The proposals should address one of the proposed themes. Five strands of investigation to explore new horizons :

  • The specificity of science communication in universities and research centres
  • Public policy with regard to science communication
  • Collaborative work and partnership
  • Target audiences for science communication
  • New tools, new practices

The deadline for proposals is February 10, 2012. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee. All successful proposals will be notified by April 15, 2012 at the latest and informed about the steps to take. Papers will only be added to the programme when the speakers have registred for the conference. The deadline for receipt of final papers is July 15, 2012.
Official languages: French, English.

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Call for Papers (pdf - 98 Ko)

Kateřina Picková
Université de Lorraine
34, Cours Léopold 54000 NANCY - France
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