• Model Rome – International Capital Cities of Science and Arts in the 20th Century

    Franziska Rohloff/Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Rom (franziska.rohloff@dainst.de)
    Dorothea Wohlfarth/Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Rom (dorothea.wohlfarth@dainst.de) Rational
    The German Historical Institute and the German Archaeological Institute in Rome in cooperation with the Unione internazionale degli istituti di Archeologia, Storia e Storia dell’Arte in Roma are inviting interested scholars to attend the international conference on
    „Model Rome – International (...)

  • Crossing the Boundaries: Reassessing Historical Epistemology between Science and Philosophy

    Valentina Bossini University of Turin
    Giorgio Castiglione University of Turin
    Gabriele Vissio University of Turin Rational
    The notion of historical epistemology arose within the field of Althusserian scholarship on
    Bachelard’s thought, aimed at identifying some common traits of the French epistemological and structuralist approaches to philosophical and historical problems in the study of science. During the 60s and the 70s the term épistémologie historique came to denote (...)

  • Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the History of Science, Technology and Mātauranga (Indigenous Knowledge)

    Hugh Richard Slotten University of Otago Rational
    The University of Otago and the Tōtaranui 250 Trust announce a conference to take place in Blenheim, New Zealand from 1-3 December 2019 that will explore the global history of science, technology, medicine, and mātauranga (indigenous knowledge). The conference will be part of a sequence of national events in New Zealand titled Tuia – Encounters 250 Commemoration. These mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s first Pacific (...)

  • The Role of Institutions in the History of Modern Science

    Helena Durnova, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
    Jan Kotůlek, VSB-Technical university of Ostrava, Czecha Rational
    Mathematics is ubiquitous and mathematicians can often reach good results just with pen and paper, so how could institutions possibly play any role in its development? Princeton, emerging as the centre of mathematical research in the 1930s is the most familiar counter-example. When Eduard Čech returned from Princeton in 1936, the sense of community fascinated (...)