Subject: Science in Public: call for 2018 conference hosting

The Science in Public Network Committee would like to invite expressions of
interest for hosting our 2018 Annual Conference.

Science in Public ( provides a central point
of contact for academics and professionals interested in research about
science, technology and medicine in the public sphere. This includes
research on the relationships between science, technology, medicine and
society; public opinion and engagement; media, arts and culture; and the
broader public domain. SiP fosters cross-disciplinary debate across the
many disciplines addressing these topics, including science communication
and education; science and technology studies; history of science,
technology and medicine; development, policy, media and cultural studies;
humanities, literature and the arts.

We have always had a strong involvement with early-career researchers, but
encourage participation from academics and professionals at all stages of
their career. Similarly, while the Network is based in the UK, we welcome
involvement and interchange with scholars and professionals worldwide.

Since 2006, SiP has organised an annual conference (known until 2012 as
‘Science and the Public’) to facilitate these conversations. Each year
conference is run by a local organising team: a key objective of the SiP
Network is to provide organisational support and co-ordination from year to
year. This year's conference is likely to be the biggest yet, with over 200
submissions now approved for presenting over three days this July.

We encourage local organisers to tailor the conference theme to their own
interests, as seen in this year's theme of 'Science, Technology and
Humanity' and last year's 'Past, Present and Future'. For further
information, please see

If you are interested in hosting SiP 2018, please contact Angela Cassidy ( by Friday 2nd June. We will ask potential
organising teams to prepare a short proposal for consideration at the SiP
AGM, to be held at this year's conference.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Angela Cassidy
Chair, Science in Public Network, on behalf of the SiP Commitee.


Dr. Angela Cassidy

Lecturer: Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP)
Department of Politics, University of Exeter
Lazenby House, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PJ

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