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Stories About Science: Exploring Science Communication and Entertainment Media
4-5 June 2015
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester

This Wellcome Trust-funded two-day symposium brings together scholars from across disciplines to explore the communication of science through entertainment media in order to uncover new ways of approaching, understanding, and theorizing about this topic. Our exciting range of speakers will explore 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. Plenary speakers include science consultant Kevin Grazier (Gravity; Battlestar Galactica; Defiance) and television creator/producer Stephen Gallagher (Eleventh Hour; The Forgotten; Silent Witness). The full programme can be found here: http://thescienceandentertainmentlab.com/stories-about-science/

The event will run from Thursday 4 to Friday 5 June 2015 and is organized by the Science and Entertainment Lab research group within the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester, comprised of David A. Kirby, William R. Macauley, and Amy C. Chambers. There is no cost for attending the symposium, but spaces are limited. Please contact the organizers if you are interested in attending or if you would like further details: [log in to unmask]