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Call for Participation “Communicating the Climate” 1 juin 2017

How to communicate scholarly findings on climate and weather in a controversial time
Rachel Carson Center, Munich, on 18 August 2017

Call for Participation “Communicating the Climate”
Please send these documents in a single PDF file (not exceeding 5 MB) by email to jeroen.oomen@rcc.lmu.de before 15 June 2017.


The Rachel Carson Center, Deutsches Museum, and the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe (ENHANCE) would like to invite early career researchers from a wide range of backgrounds to submit applications. Applications from the social sciences and the humanities, ranging from philosophy, to history, political sciences or literary studies, are specifically encouraged, but full consideration will be given to applicants from a natural science perspective.
The central question for this workshop revolves around the relevance of climate research from a social sciences
and humanities perspective. How can scholars, and especially early stage researchers, working on climate-related issues make their research as relevant as possible beyond scholarly publications?

The following questions will be central to the workshop:

• How do we effectively communicate climate science, climate change, really any matter so vague and abstract as ‘climate'?
• How do we engage with the climate science from a humanities perspective? How do we navigate the (sometimes self-imposed) divide between the natural sciences and the humanities/social sciences?
• Above all, how can we communicate our work in such a way that it may actually make a difference?

This short workshop will be a full day, starting at 09:00 am on 18 August. During the day, food and drinks will
be provided, as will some drinks at the end. One potential aim of this workshop is to publish a working paper series in the Perspectives-series of the Rachel Carson Center.


More information on the workshop is available here