Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW)
Communicating Knowledge from the Social and Human Sciences to the Public: Perceptions, Practices, and Perspectives
of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, UC 142
Call for Papers
The Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW) is organizing a one-day interdisciplinary conference to address the issue of communicating knowledge from the social and human sciences to the public. We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers from researchers in the human and social sciences and from practitioners (including representatives of community organizations, researchers working in public and government organizations, presidents of learned societies, and graduate students, among others) who face the challenge of communicating specialized research to the public.
This conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, on June 1, 2005, with the support of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS).
Knowledge in the social and human sciences tends to be highly contextualized, interactive, and collaborative. It is often tied to the values, beliefs, and goals of the communities in which it is created or used. As a result, applying research results to different contexts is rarely a simple matter of transfer or dissemination of neutral information that could easily be plugged into any human context. Likewise, ethical concerns in research communication differ as well, including such questions as empowerment, decolonization, sensitivity to local practices, collecting data with research participants rather than about them or speaking with rather than about or for research participants.
Although all approaches are welcome, we are particularly interested in case studies.
Proposals will be accepted until January 1, 2005. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Please e-mail your abstract to: CÚline Beaudet, President, CATTW (Celine.Beaudet@Usherbrooke.ca).
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