CfP: “How Disciplines Interact” (UvA 7-8 May 2020; Deadline 15 January 2020

The Vossius Center at the University of Amsterdam will host a two-day workshop on 7-8 May 2020, entitled “How Disciplines Interact”.

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Historians of the sciences and the humanities have described many interactions between disciplines. One frequently occurring form of interaction concerns the transfer of knowledge across disciplinary boundaries. Examples include the influence of modern historical thinking on geology, the influx of physicists in molecular biology, or the use of the linguistic notion of grammar in computer science. Read more…

Call for Symposia: European Society for the History of Science Meeting 2020 (Bologna, 31 August – 3 September 2020; Deadline 15 December 2019)

The Scientific and Organizing Committees of ESHS 2020 invites proposals for symposia to be held during the conference. The theme of the 2020 meeting is “Visual, Material and Sensory Cultures of Science”, a very broad and inclusive topic. Sessions and talks might address the history of the sensory approaches to scientific objects, their material culture, as well as the building of scientific practices based on the use of the senses (vision, hearing, touch and smell), with particular attention to the history of the relationship between the visual arts and the sciences across nations, periods, and historiographies; visual epistemologies and the cultural practice of thinking scientifically with images; and the relationship between different media (print, photography, digital imaging, etc.) and scientific disciplines in various social, political, and economic contexts. Read more…