NCA 2014 Preconference

ARST Oral History Project


ARST preconference @ NCA 2014

in conjunction with the 2014 NCA annual convention


 "Articulating Risk"

 Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chicago, IL



Since the publication of Ulrich Beck's Risk Society, scholars in science, medicine and technology studies have grappled with issues of risk and its (mis)management in modern society.  The ARST preconference with its theme of "Articulating Risk" is a space for scholars in the rhetoric and communication of science-broadly understood to include scientific, medical, technological and environmental concerns-to examine how risk has been articulated and communicated across multiple settings.


Click here to see the Preconference schedule and read descriptions of the papers that will be presented.


Interviews from the ARST Oral History Project are available for viewing on the ARST YouTube Channel. The ARST Oral History Project features interviews with the following individuals:


David Berube                         John Angus Campbell

Leah Ceccarelli                      Celeste Condit                               

David Depew                          Jeanne Fahnestock

Alan Gross                             Randy Harris

Carl Herndl                            Lisa Keränen

John Lynch                             John Lyne

Carolyn Miller                       Lawrence Prelli

Judy Segal                             Greg Wilson

James Wynn


Thanks to Damien Pfister and his crew for all their hard work on the Oral History project and making these rich resources available to all of us.


ARST has been given 9 panel slots during the NCA convention. Check out the program for the 2014 NCA annual convention in Chicago, IL for these ARST sponsored panels, including a panel highlight the top papers submitted to the organization and the annual business meeting.





New ARST award winners announced for the 2013 year. Visit the Ploeger Memorial Award and Article of the Year pages for more information. All winners were recognized at the ARST business meeting at NCA.


Position papers and response papers written for the Vicentennial Celebration are now available in a special issue of POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention. Check it out here.


Register now for the ARST @ RCA preconference on May 22, 2014.


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