European Society for the History of Science
Biennial Conference 2018
in conjunction with the
British Society for the History of Science
London, 14-17 September
Theme: Unity and Disunity
The next biennial conference of the European Society for the History of Science will be held in London from 14 to 17 September. The core days will be the Saturday and Sunday.
The meeting is being organised by the British Society for the History of Science, with the active collaboration of the Department of Science and Technology Studies of University College London and the Science Museum.
The meeting will be based primarily in the Institute of Education of University College London, but sessions will also be held at the Royal Institution and the Science Museum. The IoE is a Grade II* listed building designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and is ideally laid out to manage a meeting of the size of the ESHS. The other two venues are easily accessible by a short journey on the underground (the Piccadilly line links all three sites).
Since at least the seventeenth century London has been one of Europe’s, indeed one of the world’s leading cities for science, engineering and medicine. The city is home to many internationally leading learned societies (such as the Royal Society of London, the Royal Institution, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Geological Society and the Linnean Society), as well as major museums (such as the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the British Museum and Royal Museums Greenwich), libraries and archives (the British Library, Wellcome Collections, Senate House Library), medical colleges (Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons), Engineering Institutions (the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers) and higher education institutions for teaching and research (University College London, King’s College London, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London). Virtually all of these organisations possess historically significant collections. To frame the core days of the meetings, visits will be arranged to a selection of these sites, as well as walking tours of scientific London.
|17 December 2017||Submission of sessions proposal closes 23.59GMT|
|18 December 2017||Submission of individual paper proposals opens|
|31 January 2018||Acceptance/rejection of session proposals announced|
|28 February 2018||Submission of individual papers proposals closes at 23.59GMT|
|30 April 2018||Acceptance/rejection of individual paper proposals announced|
|1 May 2018||Draft programme published and opening of registration|
|29 June 2018||Early bird registration closes|
|30 July 2018||Final deadline for registration|
|31 July 2018||Draft final programme issued|
|15 August 2018||Publication of final programme|
For those attending the meeting from outside the European Union, a visa permitting entry into Britain may be needed. For details please see https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa. If a formal letter of invitation is required please contact email@example.com who will provide one. Please leave sufficient time (at least three months) to obtain a visa.