Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities

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Making Science Public:
Challenges and Opportunities

 

A five-year research programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2012-2018) looking at the challenges involved in making science public; making public science; making science in public; making science more public; making science private...How are such activities changing the relationship between science, politics and publics, and what are the normative implications for problems relating to political legitimacy, scientific authority and democratic participation? 

This research is carried out within the Institute for Science and Society

News

Between 2012 and 2018 the School of Sociology and Social Policy hosted a research programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust: 'Making Science Public'. This programme was directed by Professor Brigitte Nerlich, now Emeritus, between 2012 and 2016, and by Dr Sujatha Raman, now working at the Australian National University in Canberra, between 2016 and 2018. If you want to know more about the programme, you can now read highlights from our final report.

Research outputs

We have a variety of research outputs including journal articles, policy reports, books and book chapters, conference papers and a programme blog.

Contact

Dr Sujatha Raman

Director
Leverhulme Trust Research Programme: Making Science Public

+44 (0)115 846 7039
sujatha.raman@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Blog

Making epigenetics familiar: The visual construction of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in the news

Some time ago I wrote a blog post with Aleksandra Stelmach and Alan Miguel Valdez  about visuals used to make epigenetics public through the popular lens of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. I then promised some image analysis. Here is a summary of what we found (I thank ChatGPT for helping me summarise our findings. If you want references, ...

The post Making epigenetics familiar: The visual construction of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in the news appeared first on Making Science Public.

John Herschel: A snapshot of his adventures in photography

Sitting at home on a miserable day last week, I was reading a tweet, then a blog post by Stephen Case who wrote a book with my sort of title: Making Stars Physical: The Astronomy of Sir John Herschel. That post cheered me up, as I learned something new. I went to the kitchen to ...

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Programme funded by The Leverhulme Trust in collaboration with the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield.

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