[ASC-list] Science communication seminar at University of Melbourne 25 July 11am

Linden Ashcroft lindenashcroft at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 01:51:58 UTC 2019

Hi ASCers,

This event will be of interest to those in Melbourne.

We may also record the event, so let me know (linden.ashcroft at unimelb.edu.au)
if you'd like details of that!




*The Science of Science Communication: Relevance and Main Findings*

*Professor Mike S. Schäfer*

*Thursday 25 July 11am, Fritz Loewe Theatre, School of Earth Sciences
(Corner of Swanston and Elgin Sts), University of Melbourne*

Science communication is central to modern knowledge societies – and has
become even more important in the (alleged) age of “post-truth” and
“alternative facts”. Science communication efforts have mushroomed, and
correspondingly, social scientists have started to analyze the science
communication ecosystem. The talk explores the relevance of this “science
of science communication”, outlines crucial findings and discusses their

Dr. Mike S. Schäfer is Professor of Science Communication with the
University of Zurich’s Department of Communications and Media Research. He
is also Director of the University’s Center for Higher Education and
Science Studies (CHESS) and of the AGORA commission at the Swiss National
Science Foundation. His research focuses on science communication, online
communication and public sphere theory, issues on which he has published


*Dr Linden Ashcroft | Lecturer in Climate Science and Science Communication*

School of Earth Science| Faculty of Science | The University of Melbourne

linden.ashcroft at unimelb.edu.au | +61 3903 59731 | @lindenashcroft
<https://twitter.com/lindenashcroft> | lindenashcroft.com
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