Woudschoten Conference for the History of Science in the Netherlands: (preliminary) programme available and registration Opened (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 Woudschoten, 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…

Conference “Histories of Healthy Ageing”: programme and registration available (Groningen, 21-23 June 2017)

Registration is now open for the conference “Histories of Healthy Aging”, which takes place in Groningen from June 21 through 23.

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…

International Conference: Museums and (the Loss of) the Encyclopedic Ideal, 1785-2016 (Teylers Museum, Haarlem, 20-22 April 2017)

On April 20, 21 and 22 of this year, Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem shall be host to a two-day conference about museums and the loss of the encyclopedic ideal in the 19th and 20th centuries, taking its venue, a well-preserved 18th century museum as our point of reference.

About the conference

Today, Teyler’s Museum in Haarlem is one of the few public institutions in the world to display a wide variety of collections, including objects of both the arts and sciences, in its original building and original setting. Its roots lie in the last will of the wealthy Mennonite merchant and banker Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702-1778). In his testament Teyler had stipulated that a foundation was to be established which would employ his fortune to the support of theology on the one hand, and the arts and sciences on the other. Lees meer…

Uitreiking Thijssen-Schoute scriptieprijs en Oratie Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis (Amsterdam, 3 maart 2017)

Op vrijdag 3 maart zal dr. ir. Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis  zijn ambt als bijzonder hoogleraar aan de VU aanvaarden met het uitspreken van zijn oratie ‘Werelden van vernuft. Denken over kennis in de vroegmoderne tijd.’ Dijksterhuis bekleedt de nieuw ingestelde leerstoel ‘Ideeëngeschiedenis van de vroegmoderne tijd’ die is ingesteld door de Dr. C. Louise Thijssen-Schoute Stichting. Lees meer…

First Pieter Zeeman Lecture: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, “On the Narrative Order of Things Experimental” (Amsterdam, 2 March 2017)

On March 2nd, the first Pieter Zeemanlezing organised under auspices of the Vossius Center will be held by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin). The lecture is titled On the Narrative Order of Things Experimental. Lees meer…

Call for Applications: Re-Enactment Replication Reconstruction. An interdisciplinary Workshop on Performative Methodologies (Leiden, 12-16 June 2017)

The workshop Re-Enactment Replication Reconstruction brings together specialists from the fields of art history, archaeology, conservation, musicology and anthropology. Its goals are to reflect on reconstruction, re-enactment and replication (RRR) practices in research, and to learn from each other’s approaches and experience. Approaches to RRR have been developed within the disciplines themselves, and until now, cross-disciplinary connections and discussions on methodology are a rare exception. This workshop is an important step forward, as interdisciplinary discussions about RRR will create insight into their methodological basis and will lead to improvements in the use of performative methods in research. Lees meer…

[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. Lees meer…

Conference: Stevin Inside Out: New Perspectives on Simon Stevin (Amsterdam, 16-17 December 2016)

The Stevin Centre for History of Science and Humanities, founded in 2014, offers a platform for teaching and research in the history of science and the humanities at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and it organizes seminars, colloquia and workshops, see www.stevincentre.com/ On 16 and 17 December 2016, the Stevin Centre together with Resesarch Institute CLUE+ organizes a two-day conference in Amsterdam devoted to the work of Simon Stevin. Lees meer…

37e Erasmus Birthday Lecture door Kathy Eden: “Erasmus over honden en baden en andere mankgaande vergelijkingen” (Amsterdam, 4 november 2016)

Erasmus, door tijdgenoten zowel geprezen als bekritiseerd om zijn beheersing van de kunst van de vergelijking, stelt deze discursieve techniek centraal in zijn onderwijshervorming, zijn Bijbelse hermeneutiek en zijn oproep tot philosophia Christi. Kathy Eden gaat in deze lezing in op de oorsprong van deze stijlfiguur van Erasmus bij enkele van zijn favoriete redenaars en filosofen, onder wie Quintilianus en Plato, en de sleutelrol ervan in zijn eigen literaire werk. Lees meer…

Expert Meeting: Microscopic practice and visual culture in the 17th and 18th centuries (Amsterdam, 2 November 2016)

Museum Boerhaave in Leiden and Artis Library of the University of Amsterdam organize a one-day expert meeting that addresses the practice of microscopy in the Netherlands. The period under investigation roughly covers the era between the pioneering discoveries in the second half of the seventeenth century, which established the microscope’s place in observation, and the professionalization of microscopic research associated with nineteenth century discipline formation. Lees meer…