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November 2022

Actors and Approaches in Transfer Research

We continue our Leibniz Media Lectures series on "Actors and Approaches in Transfer Research" with a contribution by Tessa Roedema, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, who will talk about experiences with action-oriented research in the field of science communication. In this series, we will discuss together with experts from communication science research and science communication what constitutes transfer research. We will also discuss how it can be implemented, which actors there are, and which orientations guide their actions.

Irene Broer will provide the introduction. The event will be held in English.


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


The event will take place online via Zoom. After you have registered, you will receive your dial-in details by e-mail shortly before the event begins. Registration is also valid for other events in the series.

About the Talk

Rethinkerspaces: Transforming Science Communication through Reflexive Arrangements

The shifting relationships between science, media, publics and politics present opportunities as well as challenges. To ensure an open and reflective science communication ecosystem, it is necessary that stakeholders from science communication research and practice come together in a transformative learning process. In this lecture, Tessa Roedema presents experiences with action-oriented research in the field of science communication. As part of the RETHINK project, she and her colleagues established a so-called „Rethinkerspace“: a local hub in which various stakeholders simultaneously investigate and transform science communication practices. Since Rethinkerspaces focus on inquiry, reflection and transformative learning, this session also strives for a high degree of interaction, with plenty of time to exchange experiences and ideas to how this could work in other projects, practices and settings.

About the Speaker

Tessa Roedema conducts her Ph.D. research in Science Communication at the Athena Institute (science & society) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research interests lie in science communication, public engagement with science, science and technology studies, transdisciplinarity and action-based research.


About the Focus Series

As part of our Leibniz Media Lectures, we are setting a new focus on the topic of "Actors and Approaches in Transfer Research". Together with experts from communication science research and science communication, we want to discuss in several events and learn through concrete practical examples what actually constitutes transfer research, how it can be implemented, which actors there are and which orientations guide their actions? In the individual events, we will identify various examples in which application orientation in research processes is already taking place and ask what we can learn from these examples. We will also explore the field of actors and identify relevant intermediaries: What are the intentions of the various actors? What does this mean for the communication of social science findings both to the scientific community and to the general public? The Leibniz Media Lecture series "Actors and Approaches in Transfer Research" is organised by Research Programme 3 "Wissen für die Mediengesellschaft | Knowledge for the Media Society" and coordinated by Dr. Claudia Lampert, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner and Irene Broer.

Further Events in the Series

26 October 2022
Über eine neue Geographie der (epistemischen) Verantwortung in Mediengesellschaften – Akteure, Analysen und Interventionen [On a New Geography of (Epistemic) Responsibility in Media Societies - Actors, Analyses and Interventions]
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Felt, Director of the Institute for Science and Technology Research at the University of Vienna
more information
more dates will follow soon

Infos zur Veranstaltung


via Zoom

Contact person

Dr. Irene Broer
Postdoc Researcher Science Communication & Societal Cohesion

Dr. Irene Broer

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg
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