1st Conference of the International Academy of the History of Science

September 12-15, 2019, Athens, Greece

Science in Different Cultures and Civilizations
Towards a transcultural history of knowledge

The International Academy of the History of Science was founded in 1928 with the aim to prepare the first International Congress of History of Science in 1929 in Paris. At this Congress, its statutes were adopted defining it as an academic society gathering the most prominent specialists of the field and aiming at organizing and promoting history of science worldwide. Subsequently, the Academy has organized all international congresses of history of science until the fifth, held in 1947 in Lausanne, where, in a post-war context, the International Union of the History of Science was founded as an association of national committees which took over the task to organize the international congresses.

In order to revive the tradition of connecting specialists in a spirit of conviviality, the Academy launches a new series of international conferences to be held every four years, beginning from September 2019 with the conference “Science in Different Cultures and Civilizations – Towards a transcultural history of knowledge”. We call all our members, as well as every historian of science, and particularly young scholars, to participate in these conferences by presenting a paper and/or organizing a symposium or a group meeting.

Read the First Announcement here in English
Français: 1e-CAIHS-annonce-fr
Italiano: 1-CAIHS-annuncio-it
Русский: 1st -CIAHS-announcement-ru
Español: 1stCIAHS-announcement-es
中文: 1stCIAHS-announcement-zh
Deutsch: 1stCIAHS-announcement-de

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Call for papers

A Symposium must be proposed by two organisers from different countries and it must comprise at least five participants included the organisers.

Duration of one slot comprising five papers: two hours. Depending on the participants, one or more slots will be given to a Symposium.

If a paper submitted as stand-alone paper and accepted by the Progamme Committee pertains to the theme of a Symposium, the LOC will propose to the Symposium organisers to include it in their sessions.

Languages: Following the multilanguage tradition of the Academy, papers may be presented in any of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, and Russian. For review procedure we require titles and abstracts for all proposals to be submitted in English or French. If a paper is presented in another language, please also supply an equivalent title in that language. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide facilities for translation at the Conference.

Submission: a short presentation of the theme of the Symposium (1500-2000 characters), the list of participants and the titles of their papers (fill the Symposia submission form).

 

Deadline for stand-alone papers submission: February 28, 2019.
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2019.

Languages: Following the multilanguage tradition of the Academy, papers may be presented in any of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, and Russian. For review procedure we require titles and abstracts for all proposals to be submitted in English or French. If a paper is presented in another language, please also supply an equivalent title in that language. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide facilities for translation at the Conference.

Submission: Fill the abstract form (between 1500 and 2000 characters).

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Posted: November 20, 2018