Center for Narrative in Science


The CNS is a research and service center for all matters relating to the study of narrative in science (natural, human, and social)

We aim to do fundamental research at the intersection of science and cognitive science — where narratology and science meet. We ask how the sciences of the human mind can help us understand the interaction between humans, the world around them, and the scientific and technical artefacts they create; and, in return, what this interaction tells us about the human mind.

Most importantly, we think that narrative has a much greater role to play in science than has been assumed. We can do more that just tell stories about science — we can do science with narratives.

The results of such research are seen to be useful for applications. This is certainly true for science learning in schools, teacher training, and the interaction between the public and science. We believe that research on narrative in science will add to our understanding of science communication.

Recently added…
Types and uses of narrative in science and education
by Hans Fuchs

Primary Science Education
by Federico Corni

Fisica in Moto
by Federico Corni

Perpetual Motion
by Marion Deichmann

SNF Exploratory Workshop on Narrative in Science
July 6-9, 2015
Weissbad, Appenzell, Switzerland

Images from Perpetual Motion, an animated story of forces of nature, by Marion Deichmann