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Third Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication

May 30 – June 1, 2013; Ames, IA

Submission deadline: January 31, 2013

As science continues to become implicated in personal and collective decision-making, the stakes for communicating science to non-expert audiences intensify. In such an environment, a clear articulation of ethical issues arising from science communication is essential. Unfortunately, such an articulation does not yet exist. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together scholars from across disciplines whose research can contribute toward a theoretical articulation of the ethical issues surrounding the communication of science to non-expert audiences.

For this symposium, we invite work from relevant disciplines including communication, rhetoric, philosophy, science and technology studies, and the sciences themselves, on topics such as:

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The organizers wish to announce the 12th Annual Conference on Rhetoric «Giornate Tridentine di Retorica 12 – GTR 2012», as the First International Workshop on «Argumentation & Rhetoric (in Public Discourse, in Language, in Law)».

The Workshop, sponsored by CERMEG (Research Centre on Legal Methodology), will be held 7-8 June 2012 at the University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Italy.

The Workshop provides an opportunity for researchers and doctoral students to discuss current issues in the field of argumentation and rhetoric. (more…)

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