CDP Student Led Activity – CDP Workshop – Knowledge in Transit: Histories of Science Communication – 7th April 2018, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

In histories of science, technology and medicine, essential questions must be investigated related to the nature of expertise and the circulation of knowledge. The one-day workshop aids researchers by addressing new intellectual, practical and methodological perspectives on science communication in its historical and historiographical context.
The event includes two talks. Dr James Sumner, Senior Lecturer in HSTM at University of Manchester, will present some theoretical and pragmatic issues related to science communication, and Sarah Baines, Curator of Engineering at Museum for Science and Industry, will address the significance of science communication to museums, historic collections and public spaces. A roundtable discussion will provide participants with an opportunity to present and discuss the potential relevance of science communication in their own research and reflect on how they might contribute to existing scholarship. The day will finish with a tour of the museum.

The workshop is open to any CDP student with an interest in science communication, and is especially useful for those attending the BSHS Postgraduate Conference taking place at the University of Manchester on 4th – 6th April.

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This event is funded by the CDP Student Led Acticvity Fund and is organised by the following CDP students

Joshua McMullan –
Francesca Elliott –
Sarah Murphy Young –
Cameron Tailford –

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