Position History of Science/Science Communication

The University of Trento announces the following selection procedure by comparative evaluation at the Department of Sociology and Social Research:
One senior researcher on a fixed-term non-renewable contract of employment for three years, academic recruitment field 11/C2 (Logic, History and Philosophy of Science) – academic discipline M-STO/05 (History of Science and Technology).
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Planning engagement activities for science festivals


By Elly Zimmer, Ph.D.

Science engagement at festivals can be very valuable in reaching large and diverse audiences.

Social and cognitive sciences are rarely represented at such festivals, unlike the more well-known physical sciences (e.g., astronomy, chemistry). Thus, this commentary has two main goals.
  • First, it is an exhortation for scientists from smaller or less well-known fields to participate in festivals in order to increase public appreciation of the breadth of scientific study. 
  • Second, we offer practical advice on how to design and run festival activities for scientists who are interested in participating in festivals.
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