We have secured a contract for a volume of essays based on the themes of the the Science & Public Conference held at Imperial College last May, provisionally titled ‘Science and Its Publics: Following Scientists into Popular Culture’. Preference may be given to papers presented at the conference, but we invite submissions from those with similar interests who were not able to attend.

We hope to produce an interdisciplinary collection: papers are invited from history of science, cultural studies, sociology, policy studies, education studies, philosophy, media studies, film and television studies, anthropology, museum studies, literature, and history of art. Papers will be united by an interest in the politics of science’s relationship with society, and in particular ‘popular culture’. By ‘popular’ we refer to the populous, and so to political engagement as much as ‘pop’ science in television, film or books.

A full call for papers can be found here: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroup/researchconference/scienceanditspublicsbook/

It is anticipated that the volume will be published Summer 2008. Submissions must reach us by the 30th November, 2007. Any enquiries to [email protected]