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Call for papers: 

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Science & Popular Culture

 
The Science & Popular Culture Area of the PCA/ACA welcomes papers, panels, and round tables for the upcoming conference in Boston, MA June 2-5, 2021.

With the integral place of science in Western and global society as well as the proliferation of science and technology across all media, it is more important than ever to examine what popular culture tells us about science. Studying science in popular culture is essential to understanding how scientific ideas are utilized, explored, critiqued and sometimes exploited outside of their formal contexts and how popular audiences understand science. Popular fascination with science has even created a cultural niche of its own, giving rise to new engagements with scientific knowledge, practice, and technologies. Together with the Journal of Science & Popular Culture, this conference area seeks to inspire and promote new investigations into the interrelationship of science and society.

Proposals should be 100-250 words in length. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Representations of science/scientists in television, film, art, print, and other media
  • The cultural influence of science / influences of culture on science and scientists
  • Use of popular culture texts (novels, films, television series, etc.) to argue for or against scientific theories such as evolution and climate change
  • Internet culture and science
  • Science-related cultural artefacts
  • Scientists as celebrities / celebrity advocates of science
  • Science communication, popularization and education
  • Non-Western cultures and Science
  • Intersections of science and the humanities
  • Use of science in advertising and marketing
  • Science fiction / science and fiction
  • Science and Literature
  • The artistic dimensions of science / science as art
  • Critical examinations of scientifically framed popular beliefs and pseudoscience
  • Science denial and science in a ‘Post-Truth’ world
  • Public and popular dimensions of scientific debates
  • Moments of conflict between scientific discoveries/knowledge/work and culture

 

Submissions  open  12 August 2020;  deadline is 16 November 2020

To submit a paper visit:

http://pcaaca.org/

 

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.