Science in Society: The Next 25 Years

26 - 27 October, 2017
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A symposium in occasion of the first 25 years of the journal Public Understanding of Science

In 2017, the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science, founded in 1992, celebrates its 25th anniversary.
On this occasion, leading scholars in the field are invited to imagine and reflect upon the future scenarios of Science in Society, discussing the main trends and challenges for research, publishing, science communication and public engagement.

26 October, at 5:30 pm

Location: Science Museum MUSE, Corso del Lavoro e della Scienza 3, Trento

  • Being a scientist: yesterday, today
    Keynote lecture by Steven Shapin (Historian of Science, Harvard University)


  • Les Jeux Sont Science
    Video-music performance by Les Jeux Sont Funk

Free entry

27 October, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location: Department of Sociology, via Verdi 26, Trento

  • Five Roundtables on Five Keywords of Science in Society trends and changes​ - by invitation only


  • Massimiano Bucchi (University of Trento; editor in-chief Public Understanding of Science)

With the participation of:

  • ​Martin Bauer (LSE)
  • Lorenzo Beltrame (University of Trento)
  • Emanuela Bozzini (University of Trento)
  • Alberto Brodesco (University of Trento)
  • Attila Bruni (University of Trento)
  • Edna Einsiedel (Calgary University)
  • Declan Fahy (Dublin City University) 
  • Jean Baptiste Gouyon (UCL) 
  • Willem Haffman (Nijmegen)
  • Susan Howard (Public Understanding of Science)
  • Pablo Kreimer (University of Buenos Aires) 
  • Niels  Mejlgaard (Aarhus) 
  • Caroline Moors (SAGE) 
  • Giuseppe Pellegrini (University of Padova)
  • Luigi Pellizzoni (University of Trieste)
  • Cristina Rigutto (University of Padova)
  • Steven    Shapin (Harvard University) 
  • Sally Stares (City University London) 
  • Esa Väliverronen (Helsinki University)
  • Giuseppe Veltri (University of Trento)