23 de abril de 2021

CfP: Communicating Physics in and through its History

 Communicating Physics in History and Communicating Physics through its History.

The factors shaping Communicating Physics in History are as many as the forms it can take, and a few questions are mentioned below as examples of topics the contributions might address:

-Communicating Physics between individuals: How was the form and content of scientific communication affected by status and authority? Which role play gender and cultural and ethnic background?
-Communicating Physics in (in-)formal networks: How changed the communication from the early modern networks to the age to virtual conferences today?
-Communicating Physics without words: How are nonverbal practices and knowledge communicated?
-Communicating Physics beyond the scientific community: How was physics communicated beyond the scientific community?

In our meeting we want also to address another perspective of communication in physics: Communicating Physics through its History. We want to ask how the history of physics is used in the communication of physics today, again we want to mention a few examples of topics:

-Communicating Physics through its history in formal education: How may the history of physics contribute to modern physics education? How can we transcend the first ‘historic’ chapter or the brief anecdotal episodes in textbooks, where history functions to legitimate the present approaches in physics, if at all?
-Communicating Physics through its History in mass media, museums, archives and at public sites: Multiple channels of communication with the public gives rise to broader questions on authority, methodology and the politics of display. Who claims ownership for the past in physics? How are the results of academic history of physics entering public trading zones, e.g. museum exhibitions? Which facts, debates, stereotypes and myths are being communicated by selecting aspects of physics history?

We welcome contributions in English or German focusing on these or other aspects of Communicating Physics in and through its History.
Please find the detailed CfP on the website of the Division for the History of Physics: https://www.dpg-physik.de/vereinigungen/fachlich/ohne-sektion/fvgp/pdf/cfp_dpg_fv_gp_2022.pdf