• 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 (...)

  • Call for Papers Science and Education: “Why Trust Science and Science Education?”

    Call for Papers
    Science & Education
    Special issue:
    “Why Trust Science and Science Education?”
    Public debates around issues such as climate change and vaccination have put into question the public trust in science (Oreskes, 2019). Some science education researchers have adopted positions that science is fundamentally shaped by ideology (Mackenzie, Good, & Brown, 2014). The emerging lines of research in science and science education have been based on claims that science suffers (...)

  • CfA ESHS 2nd Early Career Scholars Conference 2021

    ESHS 2nd Early Career Scholars Conference 2021
    Science and its Enemies:
    Exploring Conflicts and Alliances in the History of Science
    Call for Abstracts
    20-22 September 2021 in Athens, Greece
    The Early Career Scholars Network of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) was founded to better integrate graduate students and early career researchers in the activities of the Society and in the field of History of Science. The first Early Career Scholars Conference was held in (...)