Heather Doran’s The SciCommer: 2 June 2021

2 June 2021

Welcome to your weekly roundup of science communication news and events. There’s been a big influx of events and conferences in the SciCommer Diary this week. June is looking busy! If you are part of an event and it is available online afterwards, please let me know and I will arrange to share it. Please feel free to email me with any updates, events or news you have. I love hearing from people. If you need my email address it is scicommer@gmail.com. Email me (or via Twitter @TheSciCommer) with updates, events or news

News this week

What Drives Belief in Vaccination Conspiracy Theories in Germany?’ a brief research report published in Frontiers in Communication.

Spotting hoaxes: how young people in Africa use cues to spot misinformation online’ an article covering research carried out in a number of countries in Africa was published on The Conversation.

The latest edition of Research For All has been published (open access). The journal is focused on engaged research but includes publications on science communication.

A special highlight to this event hosted by the Royal College of Pathologists. Their next book club discussion is focused on ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ and at this virtual event, they will be joined by Henrietta’s grandchildren, Jeri and David Lacks. It is free and open to all and will take place on the 21 June (UK based but all welcome).