1 de diciembre de 2016

CfP: Historical moments in PUS: highlighting the value of historical enquiry for the development of the scholarship in and about science communication and the public understanding of science

The journal Public Understanding of Science runs a new rubric, Historical Moments in PUS, of which the last item, by Dr Hsiang-Fu Huang, has just appeared. See here: http://sagepus.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-role-of-popularizers-in-vulcan.html and here: http://pus.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/10/0963662516679045.full.pdf+html

The rubric is meant to highlight the scholarly value of an historical approach to the study of the communication of the sciences and of the public understandings of science, two fields of scholarship which may sometime suffer from a slight lack in historical awareness. As such, this rubric is an ideal place for historians of science and technology, as well as science studies scholars, particularly those interested in the history of the public cultures of science, to draw the attention to salient features of their research, past and present.

A typical piece for this rubric is between 1500 and 2000 words and is published alongside a shorter version in the form of a blog post. So please feel free to get in touch with me (j.gouyon@ucl.ac.uk) if you would like to offer a contribution. I’d be happy to discuss. More detailed guidelines are available on demand.