“Knowing the public of science in Portugal” is the theme of the seminar with Ana Delicado, scheduled for December 10, at 18h00, in the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho.
What does the science public know? Which audience consumes science and how? What attitudes do the public have towards science? These are some of the questions (and concerns) that have guided research on science and society relations. These studies are based on very diverse methodologies, such as questionnaire surveys, interviews, public consultations, or case studies, and have yielded quite varied, sometimes paradoxical results.
The seminar, organized by the Master of Science Communication, the Permanent Seminar on Science with and for Society and the CECS group for Communication, Science and Environment Studies, will focus mainly on science audiences in Portugal, but seeking, where possible draw comparisons with the European context.
Ana Delicado works in the area of social science studies. She is currently an assistant researcher at ICS of the University of Lisbon and deputy coordinator of Observa. She is a professor of the Doctoral Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, the Doctoral Program in OpenSoc Sociology and the Master in Scientific Cultural and Science Dissemination. It has developed multiple public engagement activities with the social sciences.
In associative terms, it belongs to the Portuguese Sociological Association, the European Sociological Association and the EASST European Association of Studies in Science and Technology. She was national delegate to the COST TU 1401 Action “Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality (RELY)”.