• (Dis)Continuity between the East and the West....

    Organisers
    Fiona Williamson, National University of Singapore
    Vladimir Jankovic, University of Manchester
    Alexander Hall, Newman University Argument
    Papers are sought for a proposed symposium on the history of meteorological knowledge in colonial contexts at next year’s European Society for the History of Science Conference, due to be held in London from 14-17 September 2018.
    While histories of meteorology have increasingly begun to consider global and non-Western perspectives, the (...)

  • Circulating gender in contemporary science...

    Organisers
    María Jesús Santesmases
    Ana Romero de Pablos Argument
    This session expects contributions about travels and shifts experienced by woman scientists as well as by gendered scientific objects in the history of science during the long, influential twentieth century. The aim is to investigate the concepts of circulation for a feminist epistemology of the sciences that focuses on the permanent movement and travels of women and gendered objects in history of science. We are (...)

  • Continuity and Discontinuity of University Education....

    Organisers:
    Adéla Jůnová Macková, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i., Prague, Czech Republic
    Milada Sekyrková, Institute of the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    Argument: World War II changed and challenged generations of European researchers, and impacted on the existence of research institutions. Several occupied countries had to close their higher education institutions in 1939 (Protectorate (...)

  • Cultures, stars and numbers: intercultural exchanges in East Asian....

    Organisers
    Cullen, Christopher (Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK);
    Morgan, Daniel (CNRS & Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France);
    Qu, Anjing (Northwest University, Xi’an, China);
    Tang, Quan (Xianyang Normal University, Xianyang, China) Argument
    Pre-modern East Asia was the home of distinctive traditions in both mathematics and astronomy. During the first millennium CE these traditions, first developed in China, became common to the whole region, including Korea and (...)

  • From Disunity to Unity: A Long Way of Women’s Integration into Scientific ....

    Organisers
    Dr. Elena Baum,History of Chemistry Unit, Chemical Department, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia,
    Dr. Violetta Trofimova, Independent scholar Argument
    The seventeenth century was crucial for European culture in its turn to rationalism and freethinking. At that time learned women started to take active part together with learned men in the free association of intellectuals, or The Republic of Letters, existing in virtual space of communication. In this light we would (...)

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