Summer School in the Communication of Scientific Research, taught by Maria Flora Mangano, August 3-5, 2021, Viterbo, Italy. Deadline: June 20 2021.
The CSR summer school is dedicated to the theory and practice of communication of scientific research, by providing basic instructions on the construction of written and oral text, with analysis in class of written and oral contributions by the participants. This year’s class is particular addressed to non-Italian young researchers, and will be taught in English.
The training in communication of scientific research is an interdisciplinary postgraduate offering dedicated to professionals of science: people who conduct research within the international academic community. The CSR teaching program is addressed to young researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) drawn from different fields in the natural, social, and human sciences.
Since 2020, a CSR fund has been established, which intends to facilitate the participation of young researchers. The fund has been developed by Italian CSR alumni who wish to help their peers to have access to the CSR training. This year the CSR fund offers two grants of € 150 each which are intended for highly motivated young researchers who cannot cover the whole cost of the CSR school. Priority will be given to those who live in the Mediterranean area (especially the Balkans, Maghreb and the Middle East), as well as to the young researchers who live in Central and Southern Africa, and in Central and Southern America.
Summer School “CSR 2016”
7 – 10 June 2016
University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Location: The Institute of Applied Language Studies of the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Term: 7 – 10 June 2016 (daily from 9.00 a.m.to 5.30 p.m.)
Programme: 6 hours per day of theoretical and practical lessons on the basics of theory of communication applied to scientific research; construction of written and oral texts, analyses of written and oral texts prepared by participants, small groups work session and class discussion
Participants: young researchers (PhD students, grant holders, post-doctoral fellows) working in the area of natural and social sciences as well as the humanities
Lecturer: Maria Flora Mangano, with a scientific background in biology, PhD in biochemistry, the author of a handbook on communication of scientific research, freelance lecturer in communication of scientific research since 2006
Registration Fee: 50 euro per person, and does not include accommodation and meals
Accommodation: university halls of residence in the vicinity of the campus
Meals: university dining facilities on campus
Registration: by May 20, 2016. Application form is available on website and should be filled in every part
Payment: by May 20, 2016
For further information please contact:
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Institute of Applied Language Studies
University of West Bohemia
Univerzitni 22, 306 14 Pilsen
Maria Flora Mangano, Italian scholar of intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, with a background in natural (Ph.D. in Biochemistry) and in social sciences (Ph.D. in Humanistic Intercultural Studies).
Since 2007, she has been lecturing on Communication of Scientific Research to young scientists drawn from different fields of study within the natural, social and human sciences of some Italian faculties. Since 2008, she has been invited professor of Dialogue among Cultures in an Italian philosophical and theological faculty (“St. Peter’s Philosophical-Theological Institute” of Viterbo). She is interested in dialogue as a space of relationship between, across and beyond cultures and disciplines. Her approach to research and teaching is transcultural and transdisciplinary, and, in this perspective, the space of relationship is mediated by the philosophy of dialogue.
She participated in the National Communication Association Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue, and wrote a chapter in a volume resulting from that conference:
Mangano, M.F. (2015). Dialogue, as a common ground between, across and beyond cultures and disciplines – A case study of transcultural and transdisciplinary communication lectures for graduate and undergraduate students. In N. Haydari & P. Holmes (Eds.), Case studies in intercultural dialogue (pp. 73-86). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
as well as a book on the topic:
Mangano, M. F. (2018). Relationship as a space “in between”: A transcultural and transdisciplinary approach mediated by dialogue in academic teaching. Bergamo, Italy: University of Bergamo Press.
Work for CID:
Maria Flora Mangano has written KC81: Dialogue as a Space of Relationship, and translated KC1: intercultural Dialogue, KC14: Dialogue, KC37: Dialogue Listening, and KC81: Dialogue as a Space of Relationship, into Italian. She also has written case studies for Constructing Intercultural Dialogues: #2: Reconciliation, and #9: Dialogue as an Activity of Daily Living, as well as translating #2: Reconciliation into Italian. And she has written four guest posts: Example of dialogue among cultures; A space of relationship among dialogues and cultures; Space of relationship as a space of distance: A new proximity, Saturday morning (intercultural) school.