Représenter visuellement la science et l’environnement


Ce colloque international propose d’analyser les dimensions visuelles de la communication des sciences et de l’environnement. Organisé par la Section « Communication des sciences et de l’environnement » de l’association européenne des chercheurs et enseignants en communication (Ecrea) et le groupe de recherche sur les médias de l’Université de Brighton, il se déroulera à Brighton les 17 et 18 novembre 2011. Les propositions de communication sont à adresser aux organisateurs avant le 30 juin.


Visualizing Science and Environment. Symposium organised by the Science and Environment Communication Section, ECREA, in association with the Media Research Group, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton, UK. Venue: University of Brighton, UK, 17-18 November 2011

From the DNA double helix, to climate model simulations, to media footage of environmental protest, images play a central role in the construction and communication of scientific and environmental matters. However, the visual dimensions of science and environment communication are often overlooked in research. What forms of knowledge and understanding do images produce, facilitate and/or constrain when it comes to issues of science and the environment? How are the visual dimensions of science and environmental communication approached differently across diverse fields such as the physical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities? This symposium will explore the visual dimensions of science and environmental communication by addressing questions of knowledge, understanding, practice and power, through the visual.

We invite formal papers and creative contributions (such as artwork and short performances) from academics and practitioners that examine the role of the visual in the construction and communication of science and the environment. We welcome work from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, from the natural sciences to the social sciences and