SECAT 2022 – Scientific Expertise, Communication and Trust

SECAT 2022 – Scientific Expertise, Communication and Trust

Professor Maria Baghramian, Project Coordinator of PERITIA, will deliver a keynote talk at the Scientific Expertise, Communication and Trust (SECAT) conference, run by the (Mis)trust of Scientific Expertise research group at Aarhus University. The conference will take place as a free virtual event on 27-28 September 2022, registration is available here. Professor Baghramian will deliver a keynote on ‘Trust, Norms, and Objectivity’ on the second day of the conference.

This conference provides a platform for critical scholarly engagement on matters relating to science, communication and trust. SECAT provides scholars with the opportunity to focus on these topics, especially as the last few years have brought matters relating to science, communication and trust to the forefront of our lives. Legacy and social media in the 2020s have been dominated by narratives about the pandemic and climate change. These existential threats have highlighted humanity’s indebtedness to scientific knowledge, as well as the challenges of mediating scientific recommendations, and the significance of values and culture for science.

Although such risks are global, their effects are uneven and are experienced locally, posing moral questions about social justice. How can one communicate about science in ways that promote trust and foster engagement? This conference encourages critical exploration of the topics of science, communication and trust from different disciplinary angles. It recognizes the central importance of context, encouraging contributions from scholars around the world.

Register here.

Deadline for registration: 25 September

For more information, visit the conference website.

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