DR PETER BROKS

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs:

Understanding Popular Science, (Open University Press, Maidenhead and Philadelphia, 2006).

Listed as one of the best science books of 2007 by the Toronto Star.

Chinese translation (2009) published in Beijing by China Science and Technology Press

Media Science Before the Great War, (Macmillan, London and St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1996).

Edited collections:

Communicating science: a global perspective, edited by T. Gascoigne, B. Schiele, J. Leach, M. Riedlinger with B. Lewenstein, L. Massarani, P. Broks, (Australia National University Press, Acton, 2020)

Articles in peer review journals:

‘Science communication: process, power and politics’. In Journal of Science Communication 16 (04), C02 (2017)

“The authority of science and the postmodern reformation”, in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews June 2003, pp76-82

“Science, Media and Culture” in Public Understanding of Science, Vol. 2 (1993) pp.123-139.

Chapters contributed to books:

“How can scientific knowledge survive in a distrustful society?” with Andrey Kozhanov in The formula of scientific PR 3.0: Collection of best practices in the field of scientific communications) pp. 13-16 (University of ITMO, St Petersburg, 2017)

“Science Communication: A History and Review” in Maria Burguete and Lui Lam (eds) All About Science: Philosophy, History, Sociology and Communication (World Scientific, Singapore, 2014)

Entries for John Cassell, William Paley, Robert Hardwicke and John Ellor Taylor in Bernard Lightman (ed.) Biographical Dictionary of Nineteenth Century British Scientists (Thoemmes Press, Bristol, 2004).

“The new renaissance and postmodern reformation” in Kuruvilla Pandikattu (ed.) Hopefully Yours: Interdisciplinary Essays on Hope from Scientific and Religious Perspectives, (Jnanam, Pune, 2002).

“La Science dans les Revues Anglaises 1890-1914” in B. Bensaude-Vincent and A. Rasmussen La Science Imprime: histoire d’un medium de vulgarisation scientifique (CNRS-Editions, Paris, 1997).

“Science, the Press and Empire: Pearson’s publications 1890-1914” in John MacKenzie (ed.) Imperialism and the Natural World (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1990).

Refereed and invited papers:

“It doesn’t have to be this way: history, boundaries and a new perspective”, for “Breaking Sterotypes: why is gender representation important for science comunication?”, Our Science: Our Future webinar (2021)

“Alchemical Workshop: transforming findings into the gold of policy and practice”, for “Living RRI: opening research to the needs and values of society”, NUCLEUS conference Malta (2018)

“The Role of Society in Science: Insights into responsibility, integrity and stakeholder values”, panel member for “Science, Stories and Society”, the 15th International Conference of the PCST Network Dunedin (April 2018).

Rockefeller Science Communication Conference, invited member for seminar held at Rockefeller Centre, Bellagio, Italy 2017

“Making Upstream Mainstream” panel on RRI for “Science, Technology and Humanity” the 11th annual Science in Public conference, Sheffield 2017

“Responsible Research and Innovation: the six cultures” for “Trends in science journalism and RRI”, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam 2017.

“Ethical Issues in Science Communication” invited paper for ITMO University, Saint Petersburg 2017

“Conceptual Space: rethinking communication as embodied relationships” peer reviewed paper for “Bridges and Boundaries: Theories, Concepts and Sources in Communication History” ECREA International Conference in Venice 2015

“Science Communication: a history and review”: keynote paper for “All About Science” Third International Conference on Science Matters, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon 2011

“A Translucent Glimmering: new writing strategies for the real and imaginary”, peer reviewed paper for the International Society for Cultural History annual conference on “Cultural Histories: close readings, critical syntheses”, University of Turku 2010.

“Trust Me I’m a Patient: Experiential Expertise as a Way to Open Up Science-Public Dialogues”: peer reviewed paper for the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science workshop on “Trust in Science”, University of Toronto 2007.

The talk can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNq-v5dWQus

“How to Make Gold and Travel in Time: A Semi-fictional History of Victorian Science”, invited paper for the University of Manchester’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine seminar series 2007.

“The Popularization of Modernity: understanding popular science” invited paper for the School of Anthropology, Queen’s University, Belfast 2006.

“Popular Science Writing in the Twentieth Century” for “Circulating Science” conference Halifax, Nova Scotia 2004

“Conceptual Space: a new understanding of popular science”: peer reviewed paper for the Eighth International Conference of the Public Communication of Science and Technology Network “Dialogue on Scientific Knowledge and Cultural Diversity”, part of the Universal Forum of Cultures, Barcelona 2004.

“Common Knowledge: understanding popular science”, invited paper for the Centre for the History of Science and Technology at the Royal Institution, London 2003.

“Nothing Left to Invent: late-Victorian technological optimism”: invited paper for the British Association for the Advancement of Science, festival of science at the University of Leicester 2002

“Science and the Postmodern Reformation” for the “Science, Technology and Values” workshop organised by the Centre for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Pune 2001-02

“Dreamcatcher: interdisciplinary visions and institutional settings” for “Paradigms Lost and Paradigms Gained: negotiating interdisciplinarity in the 21st century”, Symposium at the University of Calgary 2001.

“Villains, Heroes and Experts; popular representations of scientists in turn of the century Britain” for conference on Science in the Nineteenth Century Periodical Leeds 2000.

Broadcast Media:

“Secret Intersex”, a WAGtv production for Channel 4, 2004 (as contributor and consultant)

Other publications:

“Science Communication Research: An Empirical Field Analysis”, Gerber, A., Metcalfe, J., Broks, P., Lorke, J., Gabriel, M., and Lorenz, L. (2020). (Government Report). German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Review: R. D. Haynes, “From Madman to Crime Fighter: The Scientist in Western Culture” in Public Understanding of Science, vol 27 issue: 8, pp.1009-1010, 2018

“Climate Change, Sustainability and Higher Education” in Three:D issue 13, 2009 pp. 2-3.

“Is Popular Science too easy?” review of “No Easy Answers: science and the pursuit of knowledge” by Allan Franklin in Endeavour 2005.

“Simple Stories of a Tangled Relationship” review of “When Science and Christianity Meet” by David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers in Endeavour 2004.

“Trust Me I’m a Patient” in Wavelength 1999, pp. 8-10.

“Blatchford, the Clarion, God and My Neighbour” in The Ethical Record, vol.100, no.2 (1995), pp.15-20.