**Reminder - CFP Deadline Friday 19 December 2014**
Stories About Science: Exploring Science Communication and Entertainment Media, University of Manchester, 4-5 June 2015
This two-day symposium seeks to bring scholars from across disciplines together to explore the communication of science through entertainment media in order to uncover new ways of approaching, understanding and theorizing about this topic. We are seeking papers that investigate science communication and entertainment media from a variety of disciplinary and global perspectives as it is practiced and experienced by a diverse array of publics. We aim to move away from approaches to the study of science communication that are restricted to interpretations of the scientific ‘accuracy’ of entertainment media texts. Instead, we are keen to elicit contributions that critically examine the synthesis and mutual reshaping of science and entertainment media. Therefore, we invite paper submissions that critically analyze how stories about science are communicated through production, dissemination, and audiencing of entertainment media texts.
Proposals for 20 minute paper presentations are warmly invited. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a short biographical statement (email attachments in Word format) before Friday 19 December 2014 to the organizers at [log in to unmask]
We will arrange and pay for accommodation for invited participants during the symposium. In addition, we have limited funds to contribute towards travel costs for those unable to obtain support from their home institution.
This Wellcome Trust-funded event will run from Thursday 4 to Friday 5 June 2015 and is organized by the Science and Entertainment Lab research group (thescienceandentertainmentlab.com) within the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, comprised of David A. Kirby, William R. Macauley, and Amy C. Chambers. Further information can be found here: http://www.chstm.manchester.ac.uk/newsandevents/conferences/storiesaboutscience/