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Environment, Science & Risk Communication Working Group

The objective of this Working Group is to provide a forum at IAMCR conferences for scholars researching in the field of media and communication on ‘Environmental Issues, Science and Risk’ to present and discuss their research. A second objective is to provide a focal point - through the visibility afforded via IAMCR for contact and networking among scholars interested in this sub-field of media and communication research.

Chair: Pieter Maeseele [contact]
Vice-Chair: Dorothee Arlt [contact]
Vice-Chair: Anders Hansen [contact]

This Working Group specialises in research on media and public understanding of science and environment issues; science and health-related media panics; science and environmental journalism; media roles in global environmental controversy; the political uses or constructions of nature; and the roles of pressure groups, new media and activism with respect to science and environment issues. Because risk perceptions vary culturally and within specific communities, this working group is located under this theme.


 

The IAMCR Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers for the 2016 IAMCR conference to be held from July 27-31 July, 2016 at the University of Leicester in the UK. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016.
Conference theme: "Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers for the 2015 IAMCR conference to be held from 12-16 July, 2015 at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada.
IAMCR Hyderabad 2014Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication ResearchHyderabad, India - 15-19 July, 2014
Theme: ‘Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice’
The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers for the 2013 IAMCR conference to be held from June 25-29, 2013 at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
The deadline for submissions is January 28, 2013.
The conference will be held under the general theme, ‘Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders’. The general conference theme is thus highly relevant to the increasingly global communication, power and...
erythrina_caffraThe Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers for the 2012 IAMCR conference to be held from July 15-19, 2012 at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa. The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2012.
The conference will be held under the general theme, 'South-North Conversations'. The theme reflects the asymmetry of global communication flows, but without implying the negatives that usually accompany discussions of the 'digital...
istanbulThe Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2011 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 13-17 July 2011.
Papers from the full range of environment-science-risk-communication topics and perspectives will be considered, and those relating to the conference theme 'Cities, Creativity, Connectivity' will be particularly welcome.
braga_2010The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference in Braga, Portugal, July 18-22, 2010.
Papers from the full range of environment-science-risk-communication topics and perspectives will be considered, and those relating to the conference theme 'Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change' will be particularly welcome.
The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2009 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, July 21-24, 2009.
Papers from the full range of environment-science-risk-communication topics and perspectives will be considered, and those relating to the conference theme ‘Human Rights and Communication' will be particularly welcome.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2008!
The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2008 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, July 20-25, 2008.
Papers from the full range of environment-science-risk-communication topics and perspectives will be considered, and those relating to the conference theme 'Media and Global Divides' will be particularly welcome.
The Environmental Issues, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2007 IAMCR Conference in Paris (23-25 July).
Following the well attended, lively and successful sessions of the
Environmental Issues, Science and Risk Communication Working Group at
the IAMCR Conferences in Budapest (2001), Barcelona (2002), Porto
Alegre (2004) and Cairo (2006), it is a pleasure to be able to announce
that space has been secured for this Group to be active also in this
year's 50th Anniversary Conference in Paris.
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