EMBL Science and Society Conference: Science as Storytelling: From Facts to Fictions

24 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

EMBL Advanced Training Centre,
Meyerhofstraße 1,
Heidelberg 69117, Germany

What does narrative in contemporary fiction have to say about the human dimension of science? Are its practitioners villains or heroes, stereotypes or multidimensional characters? Has fictional portraying of science in divers media given rise to new narrative forms? What could be their role in science communication? Can a novel, film, or play make science more approachable, or facilitate understanding of ethical questions, or arouse curiosity about scientific concepts? In this meeting we will explore the role of narrative in the communication of science.