[REMINDER] Call for Papers: History of Science Society annual meeting (Utrecht, 23-27 July 2019; Deadline 7 January 2019)

The History of Science Society (HSS) will hold its 2019 annual meeting in the beautiful Dutch town of Utrecht, a short train ride from Amsterdam. Since this will be the HSS’s first meeting outside of North America, and we will be closer to scholars in Russia, in East and South Asia, and Africa, we especially encourage proposals that include scholars from different countries. The Society encourages submissions on all topics. Proposals (250-word maximum for abstracts) must be submitted via the HSS submission system on the meeting website. Read more on the meeting website.

Call for papers: Researcher meets Curator (Maastricht, 22 March 2019; Deadline 15 January 2019)

The Organizing Committee invites you to submit abstracts of proposed presentations for a conference on the trends in scientist biographies and its consequences for curators, archivists and researchers of university and scientific collections. Organized by the Dutch Foundation for Academic Heritage (SAE), Maastricht University, and the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Royal Net. Acad. Arts & Sc).

Read more on the web site of Stichting Academisch Erfgoed

Call for Proposals: Journal for the History of Knowledge, Special Issue Fall 2020 (Deadline: 15 January 2019)

The Journal for the History of Knowledge, to be launched in 2020, will include an annual special issue, compiled by guest editors, which explores a theme central to its scope (see below). We welcome proposals which problematize and historicize the nature of (different kinds of) knowledge, its boundaries, practices, hierarchies, and/or institutionalization. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: When doctors travel overseas. Colonial medicine and the Low Countries Spring Meeting Gewina (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren (B), 5 April 2019; Deadline 31 January 2019)

Medicine was an inseparable part of colonialism. Research on tropical diseases was carried out in laboratories. (Ship) doctors supported colonial expeditions. Missionaries tried to push a western ideal of reproduction onto the natives. Colonial companies watched over the health of the workforce in order not to hamper economic production. All of this also added to providing the colonial presence with a humanitarian imprint. This colloquium will focus on the multiple connections between medicine and colonialism, in relation to the Low Countries. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: 12th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (ICHC12) (Maastricht, The Netherlands, 29 July – 2 August 2019; Deadline 15 January 2019)

Every two years the Working Party on History of Chemistry (WPHC) of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) organizes an international conference on the history of chemistry, open to colleagues from all over the world. The 12th International Conference on the History of Chemistry (12ICHC) will take place from July 29th to August 2nd, 2019 in Maastricht, one of the oldest cities of The Netherlands, which still has preserved much of its historical charm. The dates of the conference are chosen in such a way that those who are visiting the Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society (HSS) in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July 2019, can easily combine this with participation in 12ICHC. Lees meer…

Scholarships: Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme (Deadline: 3 January 2019) & Johann-Lorenz-Bausch-Stipendium (Leopoldina; Deadline 31 January 2019)

1. The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme

The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme is designed to offer the opportunity for early career scholars to exploit history of science collections, including the Royal Society’s own, in support of their research in the field of intellectual history. It is named in memory of the eminent British historian Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS. The scheme encourages junior researchers in the humanities and arts to seek to expand their interests inhistory of science and related interdisciplinary studies bytravelling in order to use archival resources and to build relationships with the Royal Society and other institutions. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: 8th Gewina Woudschoten Meeting for Historians of Science in the Netherlands: Towards a History of Knowledge (Zeist, 21-22 June 2019; Deadline 15 January 2019)

On 21-22 June 2019 Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Science and Universities, will hold its 8th biannual meeting in the Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre (Zeist). This two-day conference brings together historians of science, medicine, and technology; historians of scholarship and universities; and all those from other fields with an interest in the history of knowledge. Lees meer…

Call for papers: History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference (Kerkrade, 14 and 15 February, 2019; Deadline: 21 November 2019)

We cordially invite you to the 7th edition of the biennial History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference that will take place on the 14 and 15 February, 2019, at Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, Limburg. Lees meer…

Call: Turriano ICOHTEC Prize for Books on the History of Technology (Deadline: 1 February 2019)

ICOHTEC, the International Committee for the History of Technology, is interested in the history of technology, focusing on technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture and the environment. The history of technology covers all periods of human history and all populated areas. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches. Lees meer…

Call for Papers: The 1918 influenza pandemic: Historical and biomedical reflections (Ypres, Belgium, 7-8 February 2019; Deadline 15 November 2018)

At the centenary commemoration of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, many questions with regard to the origin, the development and the impact of this worldwide phenomenon remain largely uncharted. During a unique two-day conference, both historical and biomedical aspects of the disease will be presented and discussed, by historians, virologists and epidemiologists: Lees meer…