Verslag: 7th Gewina Conference for the History of Science in the Netherlands (David Baneke)

Afgelopen week kwamen ongeveer 60 Nederlandse wetenschapshistorici bijeen in Woudschoten, voor de zevende keer sinds de eerste conferentie in 2005. Is wetenschapsgeschiedenis dan zo’n jonge discipline? Ja, dat zou je kunnen zeggen – als discipline. Er waren natuurlijk eerder wel wetenschapshistorici en zelfs enkele kleine instituten, maar het was een zeer gefragmenteerd vakgebied, verspreid over alle universiteiten en zelfs faculteiten. In 2005 kwam er dus een tweejaarlijkse conferentie, en rond diezelfde tijd werden een masteropleiding (in Utrecht) en een promovendinetwerk opgericht. Een voorbeeld van disciplinevorming, zelf een populair onderwerp binnen de wetenschapsgeschiedenis.

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Reminder: Conference & Exhibition “Histories of Healthy Ageing” (Groningen)

As Western populations grow increasingly older, ‘healthy ageing’ is presented as one of today’s greatest medical and societal challenges. However, contrary to what many policy makers want us to believe, the aspiration to live long, healthy and happy lives is not a problem specific to our times. On the contrary successful ageing has a long history.  Lees meer…

Public Lecture “Climate change and history in the Atlantic Enlightenment” by Jan Golinski (Utrecht, 28 June 2017)

How are beliefs about climate intersected with ideas about historical change in Europe and North America at the end of the eighteenth century? Professor Jan Golinsky’s (University of New Hampshire) lecture focuses on a period that has recently been identified as the dawn of the Anthropocene, when human activity began to cause changes in the global environment. Lees meer…

Registration reminder: Woudschoten Conference for the History of Science in the Netherlands: full programme and abstracts available (Zeist, 23 and 24 June 2017)

On 23 & 24 June 2017, the Society for the History of Science in the Low Countries, Gewina, is holding its seventh bi-annual meeting in the usual venue of the Woudschoten Conference Center, near Zeist. This two-day conference is intended to bring together those who share an interest in the history of science in the Netherlands, as well as discussing the current and future developments in the field. The 2017 meeting shall be devoted to Materiality, Museums and Media: History of Science, Presentation, and Outreach. Lees meer…