We analyse the dynamic process underlying the relationships between science and public in Brazil throughout the 20th century. We compare the science communication activities at three periods of time: (a) 1920s/1930s; (b) postSecond World War to 1960; (c) from 1980s to the present moment. With the support of historical analysis and comparisons, we discuss some of the current challenges and dilemmas for communicating science in Brazil.

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The dynamic process of science communication history in Brazil

Luisa Massarani   the Museum of Life

Ildeu de Castro Moreira   Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

We analyse the dynamic process underlying the relationships between science and public in Brazil throughout the 20th century. We compare the science communication activities at three periods of time: (a) 1920s/1930s; (b) postSecond World War to 1960; (c) from 1980s to the present moment. With the support of historical analysis and comparisons, we discuss some of the current challenges and dilemmas for communicating science in Brazil.

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