• “How Disciplines Interact” (University of Amsterdam, 7-8 May 2020)

    Organisers Sjang ten Hagen & Emma Mojet (Vossius Center, University of Amsterdam) Rational
    The University of Amsterdam will host a two-day workshop on 7-8 May 2020, entitled “How Disciplines Interact”.*
    Format of the workshop
    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 (...)

  • Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences

    Organisers Joanna Behrman, Center for the History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics Christian Joas, Niels Bohr Archive Greg Good, Center for the History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics Rational The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for the History of Physics and Niels Bohr Library & Archives are pleased to host a fifth international conference for graduate students and early career scholars, to be held September 3–6, 2020, at the Niels Bohr (...)

  • Forensic Cultures

    Organisers Willemijn Ruberg, Utrecht University Rational
    26-28 August 2021
    Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University
    In recent years research into the history of forensic science has expanded. In addition to institutional developments and advances in technology, increasingly the entanglements between legal frameworks, forensic institutes, technology and culture have been explored by historians and scholars from other disciplines. These entanglements come together in the (...)

  • Enlightening the plates of the Encyclopédie Perspectives and research on the Recueil de planches (1762-1772)

    Organisers Alexandre Guilbaud, Sorbonne Université Alain Cernuschi, Université de Lausanne Malou Haine, Université Libre de Bruxelles Rational Diderot and D’Alembert’s Encyclopédie represented a very significant moment in the history of the transmission of knowledge, particularly scientific knowledge, in the European Enlightenment, notably because of the brand new importance it gave to illustrations, engraved and commented plates, which occupy 11 folio volumes alongside the 17 volumes of (...)

  • CfP Observing, sensing, detecting: Toward a multi-layered picture of the Universe from historical and epistemological perspectives

    Observing, sensing, detecting: Toward a multi-layered picture of the Universe from historical and epistemological perspectives
    Organizer: Italian Society for the History of Physics and Astronomy (SISFA)
    Online workshop, 5 February 2021
    During the 20th century and up to the recent outbreak of gravitational astronomy, the art of observing the cosmos has deeply changed both in terms of the concept of ’telescope’ itself and in the variety of cosmic probes involved – in sensing light, for (...)