Editorial : Globalisation of Science Communication

Schiele, Bernard


This issue of the Journal of Scientific Temper brings together the talks given during the seminar entitled ‘Debating Science Culture: Rethinking the Conservation’ that took place in Metz (France) under the auspices of the University of Lorraine in January 2014. The aim of this seminar was to reflect upon the evolution of the debate on science communication by 1) breaking with the conventional wisdom about the need to promote and valorize scientific culture, and 2) by confronting different approaches pursued by researchers coming from different intellectual and cultural backgrounds in order to achieve this breakthrough. From this confrontation of different approaches we wanted to create the proper setting for a conversation about contemporary perspectives on contemporary issues to take place. Researchers from Canada, China, India, France, the United Kingdom and Switzerland were invited to attend and share their vision of science communication.

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