Friday, November 12, 2010

Annual Seminar, Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology, San Francisco, November 13, 2010.

The Association for Rhetoric of Science and Technology is again hosting its annual pre-conference prior to NCA. We invite scholars to submit works in various stages of progress. One of the strengths of the pre-conference is that it is a fairly intense day-long set of interactions, ideal for non-traditional presentations or projects in relatively early stages. Presentations addressing any aspect of the ways in which communication impacts the production, dissemination, and utilization of scientific knowledge are invited, using any methodological or theoretical approach. Our goal for this year’s pre-conference is to begin with a wide variety of brief scholarly presentations, and then build on those insights to address some of the perennial tensions in rhetoric of science. Conversation last year focused on several topics that we are looking to develop further, including:

• Risk communication and assessment
• Public engagement
• Negotiation of expertise
• Private/public boundary
• Health as scientific rhetoric
• Governance in science/policy
• Other issues as appropriate

Visit the conference website here:

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