ESHS 2022: deadline extension

Dear colleagues,

The deadline of the call for paper proposals for the 10th ESHS conference in Brussels is extended with an additional week from 21 February to 28 February 
Please note that this is planned as a physical, in-person event. Below you can find the call with the updated deadline:

About:In 2022, the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) will host its tenth biannual conference. This year’s edition will take place in Brussels, Belgium, and is organised by the National Committee for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (NCLHPS) of Belgium.

Theme:The theme of the ESHS 2022 conference will be Science Policy and the Politics of Science, a topic with a particular resonance over these past years. The outbreak of Covid-19 has called attention to the shifting legitimacy of science-based expertise and the reliance on expert authority in policy-making by state and national governments. Clearly, this serves as an indication for a need to understand the role of scientists and scholars in society within a broader historical frame. 
 From a historiographical viewpoint, the conference will be an opportunity to showcase the latest investigations of scientific institutions across time and space. Beyond the traditional views on history of science governance and management, recent studies have enhanced our understanding of scientific knowledge and practice from global, epistemological, and gendered perspectives, encompassing new experimental and digital methodologies. 
 We welcome proposals on all periods, geographic locations, and areas of specialisation, addressing topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Institutions, places, and spaces of scientific knowledge: centre and peripheries
  • Patronage and science funding: public and private interests
  • Theory and practice in scientific and technical expertise
  • Material, visual, and textual cultures in the institutionalisation of the sciences
  • Circulation and networks of scientific knowledge
  • Colonial histories and heritage in the sciences
  • Gender and ethnicity in scientific institutions and leadership
  • Trials and standardisation in science making
  • Openness and secrecy in the dissemination of scientific knowledge
  • Amateur scholarship, lay practice, and citizen science
  • Trust and authority in scientific discourse and policy
  • Scientific movements, ideologies, and related historiographical narratives

Submission We welcome submissions for individual papers. Proposals should be submitted by filling in the relevant template, which can be found on the website.

To submit your paper proposal, send the filled-in template as an attached file by email with subject line: “ESHS 2022 Paper Proposal” to
The new deadline for paper proposals is 28 February 2022, 23:59 CET.

We particularly encourage proposals that foster gender–equality and diversity, including researchers with various institutional affiliations, at diverse stages of their professional careers, with different geographical origins, and from underrepresented groups.

For further information:

We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels in September 2022!

For the Organising committee,


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