PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology


PCST Webinars

9 December 2021   Science communication and trust in science, scientists, and science institutions

Our panellists discuss how trust and mistrust is constructed in science, by scientists, with scientific institutions and by the public. In this unprecedented COVID times, trust and science continues to be in the spotlight.


28 October, 2021   An Inclusive History of Science Communication

This seminar addressed the creative approach of the Lifeology project based on science and art to communicate science. The panel members reflected on significant events, influential people, and the relationship between science and society in countries and cultures around the world, particularly in India and Africa.

29 September, 2021   Science Culture - its meanings and uses

The purpose of this webinar was to explore the meanings and uses of 'scientific culture', a nd the significant points of convergence and divergence around this concept. 'Scientific culture' is widely used around the world to refer to the situation of science in culture, the public perception of science, and the influence of science in the general culture. It has also been used to refer to the culture of the scientific community, and to the scientific way of life and thinking.

9 September, 2021   Teaching Science Communication in Pandemic Times

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged all sectors of society. Also, science communication teaching was badly affected. Social interactions had to be "reinvented". We had to switch to remote teaching. We had to familiarize ourselves in no time at all with new technology and digital tools.


20 April, 2021   Introduction to PCST for students

The webinar looked at questions that concern public communication of science and technology (PCST) as a set of concepts and practices, as national and international communities, and as a network that organises conferences.


Wednesday 17 March 2021   New platforms for science communication

The worldwide pandemic is driving technological developments further, as organisations and individuals adapt to restrictions on social interaction. This webinar will share experiences from our panellists using some of these newer communication technologies and the implications for future practices.


Thursday 29 October 2020   Issues in Science Communication Research and Publishing

On 29 October, the PCST Network hosted an online discussion among editors and editorial advisers of journals that cover science communication. The discussion includes issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Network has been running a series of webinars around themes of its postponed conference of May 2020. The conference has been rescheduled for May 2021, taking place in Aberdeen, Scotland. An informal session, 'Meet the Journal Editors', was planned for the May 2020 conference.

Thursday 30 July 2020   Social inclusion and science communication

Social inclusion is a topic is taken from the program for the PCST conference originally planned for May 2020, and which is now taking place in May 2021. The heightened awareness and intensified discussions arising the differential effects and communication about COVID-19 has made this topic timely and even more relevant. The webinar is intended to stimulate ideas that can be explored further at PCST2020+1.

Tuesday 26 May 2020   Science communication and the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 presents one of the largest science communication challenges ever, with rapidly evolving science, enormous social and economic impacts and a rising global death toll.

Hear international perspectives from Matt Nisbet, Marina Joubert, Dominique Brossard, Massimiano Bucchi, Anwesha Chakraborty, and Barbara Gormley. Chaired by PCST President Brian Trench and hosted by Chair of the PCST2020 Program Committee, Jenni Metcalfe.