Donnerstag, 18. April 2024, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

STS Talks Vienna

Elenor Amstrong (Science Education, Stockholm University):

“What do we talk about when we talk about outer space?“

STS Seminar Room, NIG, St. II. 6th floor
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien



In this talk I take public pedagogy - a framework that asks us to consider who is creating and circulating which narratives and to which ends in public spaces - to look at how outer space as a topic comes to be presented in anglophone contexts. I will consider the tensions between what is developed by cultural elites and by subaltern groups, as well as the (re)negotiations to make explicit (space) science’s patriarchal, capitalist, and militaristic ties.


Eleanor Armstrong is a postdoctoral research in Science Education at Stockholm University. Her research is concerned with two main themes: (1) queer feminist science communication research, and (2) critical science communication. As of 2023, Eleanor has secured funding through the Comission on Women and Gender's Agnodike Travel Research Fellowship, the Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation, and from the Swedish Research Council's Exploratory Workshop Fund, and the Royal Astronomical Society's Meetings Grant. Eleanor is also a consultant on the Technisches Museum Wien's 'This is (not) Rocket Science' project (OeAD/BMBWF 2022-25).

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