Two seminars on public engagement with science will be held at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, 7-8 February.

1) A public seminar on ‘Public Communication of Expert Knowledge and Political Decision-Making’ on Thursday 7 February. Speakers include

  • Christian Azar (Chalmers U of Technology): ‘Popularize? Agitate? Inform? What is the Role of the Expert in Politics?’
  • Lena Sommestad (former Swedish Minister for the Environment): ‘Democracy Meets Science – Experiences from Environmental Policy-Making’
  • Ulrike Felt (U Vienna): ‘Public Communication of Science: A Space for Collective Experimentation?’.

The talks willl be followed by a public debate bar and a panel discussion.

2) Next day (Friday 8 February) the public seminar is narrowed down to a closed workshop on ‘Science Communication as the Co-Production of Sciences and Their Publics’ with talks in English and Swedish. Speakers include:

  • Fredrik Bragesjö and Margareta Hallberg (Göteborgs universitet): Vetenskapskommunikation – ett led i samproduktionen av vetenskap och social ordning? Exemplet mässlingsvaccination och autism
  • Maja Horst (Copenhagen Business School): Public Engagement with STS – Experimenting with the Social Science Laboratory
  • Susanne Lundin (Lunds universitet): Moraliska räkenskaper. Etik och praxis inom biomedicinsk forskning
  • Teresa Kulawik (Södertörns högskola): From Educational Towards Deliberative Governance in Science Policy? The Case of Embryo- and Stem-Cell Research in Germany and Sweden
  • Per-Anders Forstorp (KTH): Magnetisörerna och den nya manikeismen: Den skeptiska rörelsen som vetenskapens publika väktare
  • Jan Nolin (Bibliotekshögskolan Borås): The Information Turn in Research on Public Understanding of Science
  • Anders Ekström, Solveig Jülich, Frans Lundgren och Per Wisselgren (Stockholms, Umeå and Uppsala universitet): Deltagande medier och publik vetenskap
  • Thomas Söderqvist (Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen): Science Blogging and the Multitude of Technoscience

 More info from Mark Elam, STS, U of Gothenburg.

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