[ASC-list] That term 'science communicator'

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Wed Feb 3 04:36:35 UTC 2016


Hi All,

Stumbled upon this wonderful contribution from Toss after the last
conference and decided to re-send today for all our new subscribers and
interested folk.

Cheers,


Kali

On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 4:35 AM, Toss Gascoigne <
director at tossgascoigne.com.au> wrote:

> A question was raised at the ASC Conference: when had people first heard
> the term 'science communicator'?
>
> Most guesstimates were 1990, 1992.
>
> The answer:
>
> 'Science communicator' the term was first measurable in 1961. It grew
> steadily in use until 1996, when use of the term took off sharply and
> peaked in 2004.  Interestingly, the term is not used in either British or
> American English (and thus, presumably, not in the UK or USA)
>
> 'Science communication' is both used more commonly and more universally
> used.  It emerged in about 1950, trended generally upwards until the early
> 1990s, and then rose sharply.
>
> IT seems that the same pattern is true in the US and UK.
>
> So there you go.....
>
> Toss Gascoigne
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-- 

Kali Madden

Executive Officer, Australian Science Communicators

& ASC Conference Director 2010, 12, 14 and 16.


office at asc.asn.au
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