Strategies for including communication of non-Westernand indigenous knowledges in science communicationhistories

Date

2020

Authors

Orthia, Lindy

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Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)

Abstract

How a discipline’s history is written shapes its identity. Accordingly, science communicators opposed to cultural exclusion may seek cross-cultural conceptualizations of science communication’s past, beyond familiar narratives centred on the recent West. Here I make a case for thinking about science communication history in these broader geotemporal terms. I discuss works by historians and knowledge keepers from the Indigenous Australian Yorta Yorta Nation who describe a geological event their ancestors witnessed 30,000 YBP and communicated about over generations to the present. This is likely one of the oldest examples of science communication, warranting a prominent place in science communication histories.

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History of public communication of science, Science communication in the developing world, Social inclusion

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Journal of Science Communication

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Journal article

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Open Access

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Creative Commons Attribution — NonCommercial — NoDerivativeWorks 4.0 License

DOI

.22323/2.19020202

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