Course Features

Language English
Hours 12
Type Lessons

What are the key concepts and results from Science in Technology in Society research that should be the basic background for understanding science communication processes and planning science communication strategies?
The course will review ten keywords that have marked the development of the field, highlight recent trends/changes and their implications for the contemporary contexts of interaction between experts and different publics.

Massimiano Bucchi (Ph.D. Social and Political Science, European University Institute, 1997) is a Full Professor of Sociology of Science and Communication, Science and Technology at the University of Trento and has been visiting professor in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. He is the author of several books (published in more than twenty countries) and papers in journals such as Nature and Science.
Among his books in English: Science and the Media (Routledge, 1998); Science in Society (Routledge, 2004); Beyond Technocracy (Springer, 2009); Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (new ed. 2014, with B. Trench, Routledge) and the 4 vols. anthology The Public Communication of Science (Routledge, 2016).
He is the editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science (Sage) and regularly contributes to newspapers and TV programmes.