Narrative and Science

26 March 2021

Online workshop, Tampere University

EET (Tampere): 12.00–15.00

GMT (London): 10.00–13.00


How are narratives used in science? What is their role for instance in scientific classification, or in the development of scientific ideas and practices, or in science communication? And how should narratives in science be studied? Is there a narrative-theoretical methodology for all disciplines working with narrative?

The online workshop Narrative and Science brings together scholars from the ERC Narrative Science project led by Mary Morgan (LSE), and from Narrare: Centre for Interdisciplinary Narrative Studies, led by Mari Hatavara (Tampere University).

Please register to get the Zoom link for the event.



12.00-12.15 Inkeri Koskinen: Opening words

12.15-13.00 Mary Morgan: Narrative Practices Within the Sciences: From Representation to Reasoning

13.00-13.30 Mari Hatavara: Narrative Concepts and Analysis

Break 10 min.

13.40-14.10 Kim Hajek: What is Narrative in Narrative Science? Narrative Theory and the NS Project

14.10-14.40 Samuli Björninen: The Rhetoric of Factuality in Narrative Future Scenarios of Popular Climate Science

14.40-15.00 Joint discussion

On practical matters, please contact Narrare coordinator Anna Kuutsa (anna.kuutsa(a) or workshop organizer Inkeri Koskinen (inkeri.koskinen(a)