[Call for papers] History of Science PhD Conference (De Glind, Gelderland, 12-13 January 2017; Deadline 14 November 2016)

We cordially interested parties to the sixth edition of the biennial History of Science PhD-Conference (Promovendicongres Wetenschapsgeschiedenis) that will take place on Thursday January 12 and Friday January 13, 2017 in conference center De Glind (Gelderland). In previous years, the conference took place at Rolduc Abbey.

The conference aims to bring together all PhD candidates in Belgium and the Netherlands who work in the field of the history of sciences – which includes histories of technology, medicine, the humanities and the social sciences – to discuss our work (and work-in-progress) in an informal and congenial setting.

Each participating PhD candidate will be asked to give a 15 minute presentation about his or her work, with appropriate time afterwards for questions and discussion. We would like to stress that all contributions are welcome, whether they are presentations of already finished chapters, broad outlines of the initial research plan or methodology, or maybe a specific case study that will play a major or minor part in your overall thesis. Consequently, both PhD candidates who are just beginning their research and those who are soon to finish are invited.

The language of the conference will be English.

You may register until November 14, 2016. You can register by emailing Didi van Trijp (d.r.van.trijp@hum.leidenuniv.nl). Please include your work address and the university you are affiliated with, your topic of research and short abstract (approx. 250 words) of the work you would like to present.

The participation fee for the conference will be €62, which you can pay upon arrival at conference center De Glind. The fee will cover the overnight stay at the center, lunch on both days, a three-course dinner on Thursday, as well as coffee, tea and cake. This is made possible thanks to the support of the Descartes Centre (Utrecht), the Huizinga Institute and the Vossius Center (Amsterdam).