While today the Mercantile Library engages the public in science and philosophy, its founders’ original intention in creating it was a desire to learn and not having access to the resources to do so. In 1835, self-made merchants pieced together the library at a time when higher education and books were luxuries only the wealthy … Continue reading Raising the Conversation: The Mercantile Library
Poster by Dr. Jacquart presented at a recent conference. On Friday, January 22, Dr. Melissa Jacquart, an Assistant Professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Philosophy Department and Associate Director of the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science, will be presenting a poster as a part of the Philosophy of Science Association’s 2020/2021 Virtual Poster Forum. Dr. Jacquart will be presenting a poster … Continue reading Philosophy of Science Association Poster Session
How do we act on science? Our new affiliated Dr. Eduardo Martinez discusses his work on democratic theory.
Written by Emily Michelle Bruff Simpson, Geology PhD student at the University of Cincinnati and the Center’s new Outreach and Social Media Coordinator No one lives in a bubble. We are influenced by the world around us, and we influence our world. Scientists are no exception; although we might try to be neutral in our work, we are … Continue reading Scientists Aren’t in a Bubble, and Their Work Isn’t in a Vacuum
Toward a More Expansive Conception of Philosophy Image from a blog post written by Angela Potochinik In a guest post for Daily Nous, a blog about the philosophy profession, Center Director Angela Potochnik writes about initiatives in the UC Philosophy Department and how these relate to an expanded view of the nature of philosophy and … Continue reading Guest blog post
Screenshot of the final meeting of the PEWS 2020 course, which met online for the last part of the semester The final meeting for the Public Engagement with Science graduate course just wrapped up. Students from MA and PhD programs in Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Philosophy, Professional Writing, and Sociology explored the theory and practice of … Continue reading Public Engagement with Science Graduate Course Concludes
Dr. Melissa Jacquart sssss ssss ssss sss ssss ssss sss We are pleased to announce that Center Post-Doc Dr. Melissa Jacquart will be joining the University of Cincinnati Department of Philosophy as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2020! Melissa has been working with the Center for Public Engagement with Science for two … Continue reading Congratulations to Center Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart!
Dr. Melissa Jacquart Center Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart contributes to an exciting Medium page on the Philosophy of Science Communication: medium.com/@philscicomm. The page takes the perspective of the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and Science, Technology, and Society (STS). If you visit the page you will get access to a number of interesting interviews and … Continue reading Philosophy of Science Communication Medium Page
The Center is thrilled to host a workshop at the University of Cincinnati May 13-15, 2020. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, scientists, and other academics and practitioners to develop theoretical and practical resources for public engagement with science. The four themes of the workshop will be science communication, science education, informal science education, and scientific … Continue reading Save the Date! Public Engagement with Science Workshop