The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) has declared 2009 as the Year of Science. This event provides opportunities for discussion about issues currently facing our society, the role of science in addressing those issues, and the boundaries and intersections between science and other domains of human knowledge, including religion, economics, ethics and politics.
Museums & Social Issues is currently seeking submissions and individuals interested in serving as advisors, reviewers, or authors for both issues of Volume 4. For a full Call for Papers for either issue, contact Kris Morrissey (Editor) at Morriss8@u.washington.edu. Museums & Social Issues is a peer-reviewed journal published by Left Coast Press, Inc. The journal provides a forum for discourse about social issues and the engagement of museums. Each journal includes theoretical, philosophical, and practical perspectives.
Vol. 4, Issue 1 Science in Civic Life (working title)
Robert Garfinkle, Co-editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) Director, Science and Social Change Program, Science Museum of Minnesota.
Articles or book and exhibit reviews are encouraged that address the nexus where the enterprise of science, urgent social issues, institutions of public trust, and the civic life of our country come together. What are the assumptions, intentions, power relationships, and effectiveness of the communication between science educators and communicators in many realms, and the stakeholders, citizens, visitors, and policymakers with which they communicate? And what role can and should institutions of public trust such as museums, zoos, aquaria, and science advocacy organizations play in our civic life? Articles are due December 1. Authors should request a full call for papers and send an “Intent to Submit” notice to Kris Morrissey (Morriss8@u.washington.edu) by October 30 with articles due in December.
Vol. 4, Issue 2 Losing Touch with Nature (working title) Elizabeth Baird, Co-editor (email@example.com), North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
This publication will provide a forum to bring together diverse areas of study relevant to understanding our human connection with nature, implications of losing that connection and role of museums in facilitating connections with the natural environment. Insightful articles addressing (synthesizing and analyzing) any aspect of the interaction between museums and nature welcome. Authors are encouraged to request full call for papers and to send an “Intent to Submit” notice to Kris Morrissey (Morriss8@u.washington.edu) by December 10, 2008 with articles due March 2009.
For information about submitting material:
Editor, Museums & Social Issues
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Left Coast Press, Inc.
Phone & Fax: 925-935-3380
Director, Department of Museology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195
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