CFP – Science in Society Conference and Journal, Closing October, 21 2014

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Call for Papers

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on Science in Society, held 1-2 October 2015 in Chicago, USA. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse. We also encourage faculty and research students to submit joint proposals for paper presentations or colloquia. Proposals are invited that address science in society through one of the following themes:

Conference Themes

  • The Values and Politics of Science
  • The Social Impacts and Economics of Science
  • Human Impacts and Impacts on Humans
  • Special Focus: Educating Science

2015 Special Focus: Educating Science

At its most cogent and most productive, science is engaged, responsible, and accountable to the social world. It is integrally linked to agendas, interests, values, and ethical stances. These need to be declared and exposed to examination, just as much as science’s propositions about the character of the natural-physical world itself. A constant and searching investigation of human interests goes to the heart of the question of the social credibility and ongoing viability of science. Our focus for 2015, ‘Educating Science,’ is interested in how ‘science’ educates and is educated by the social world. Within this dynamic, how does the teaching of scientific methodologies help produce better students, citizens, and community leaders? And what are the feedback loops connecting science and the social worlds of teachers and learners?

Proposal Submissions and Deadlines

Science in Society Conference and Journal

The current review period closing date for the latest round of submissions to the Call for Papers (a title and short abstract) is 21 October 2014* . Please visit our website for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference.

If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still join the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to The International Journal of Science in Society.

*Proposals are reviewed in rounds adhering to monthly deadlines. Check the website often to see the current review round.

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