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Department of Communication and Media Research Annual Conference of the “Science Communication” Division (DGPuK) 2024

PhD Workshop with Expert Respondents

The pdf version of the program can be downloaded here (PDF, 164 KB).
The pdf version of the Call for Participants can be downloaded here (PDF, 158 KB).

A PhD student workshop will be held prior to the conference “Science Communication in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” to promote and support scientists whose dissertation projects address science communication. The workshop will take place at the conference venue. It offers participants the opportunity to present parts of their dissertation project (excerpts, papers, specific challenges etc.) discuss them with other doctoral candidates as well as senior researchers who are experts on their topics or science communication more generally. Doctoral students in any phase of their doctoral studies can apply to participate. The dissertation project should have a clear focus on science communication, i.e. it should deal with its production, contents, uses, reception, effects, or broader societal implications.

Organizational details

  • Time: Wednesday, June 5, 2024, approx. 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: University of Zurich
  • In case of funding problems, participants can always contact the early- and mid-career representatives of the Science Communication Section (i.e., speakers of the Mittelbaunetzwerk “Wissenschaftskommunikation”).

Two-stage application

Abstract (until March 1, 2024)

Interested PhD students are asked to submit an abstract of 150 words (in German or English) via email to Nils Bienzeisler or Janine Blessing by March 1. The PDF should contain the following information:

  • Title/topic of the dissertation, start and intended end of the work.
  • Organization (university; department; supervisor)
  • Brief description of the research question, theoretical foundations, (planned) methodological procedure and, if applicable, research results.

Short paper (until May 1, 2024)

After positive assessment of their abstract, participants are asked to submit a short paper of 5-7 pages that elaborates on selected aspects of the dissertation. It should be submitted by May 1 via email to Nils Bienzeisler or to Janine Blessing.

Contact information

Early- and mid-career representatives of the Mittelbaunetzwerk "Wissenschaftskommunikation"

Nils Bienzeisler:
Janine Blessing: