Call for Papers: Materia Medica on the Move II – Contextualizing Drug Components as Collectables, Commodities, and Cultural Markers in the Early Modern Period (Amsterdam, October 4-6, 2017; Deadline 19 June 2017)

After the successful Materia medica on the move conference in 2015, Utrecht University Descartes Centre, Huygens/ING, and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre will host a three-day follow-up conference, again devoted to the circulation of knowledge regarding non-native natural substances that were used in medicine in the early modern period (1500-1800). The conference will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 4 until 6 October 2017. Read more…

First Teylers Meeting on History of Astronomy and Physics, “Crossing Borders: Internationalism in 20th Century Astronomy and Physics.” (12 April 2017, Teylers Museum, Haarlem)

A remarkable feature of the history of modern astronomy and physics might be the increasing ability to effortlessly work in an international environment. At least, seemingly effortlessly. At this meeting we would like to focus on the mixes of international collaboration and competition in these fields during the 20th century. Read more…

(Nederlands) Call for Papers Reminder: History of Science Society Annual Meeting (Toronto, 9-12 November 2017; Deadline 3 April 2017)

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(Nederlands) Call for Papers: The Laboratory Revolution. The Rise of the Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950 (Groningen, 26-27 October 2017; Deadline: 15 May 2017)

(Nederlands) Research Project: The Art of Reasoning: Techniques of Scientific Argumentation in the Medieval Latin West

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(Nederlands) Verslag: boekpresentatie “Computerpioniers. Het begin van het computertijdperk in Nederland” (Abel Streefland)

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