International Conference “Science & Religion”

September 3-5, 2015, Athens, Greece

The National Hellenic Research Foundation- Institute of Historical Research and the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens – Epistemology & Science Education Lab are organizing the International Conference “Science & Religion” in Athens, 3 – 5 September 2015.

The Conference is associated with the NARSES Research Project aiming to map the relationship between sciences and religion from the 4th c. AD to the 20th c. in Southeastern Europe and the East Mediterranean. The Project focuses on social formations where Eastern Christianity was the dominant religious tradition with the purpose to fill an important gap in the historiography of science: while a huge literature exists on the relation between science and religion in the context of Western Christianity there is almost a void for the areas of Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and the Balkan states, marked by Eastern Christianity.

This International Conference will highlight interdisciplinary research to reveal unknown dimensions of the science-religion relation with major implications for the historiography of science developed with reference to both Western and Eastern European societies.

Keynote speakers include Ronald Numbers, Peter Harrison, William Shea, Alexei Nesteruk, Michel Blay, Baudouin Decharneux, Sun Xiaochun, Liu Dun, Lu Dalong, Philippe Büttgen, Jullien Vincent, Emmanuel Bermon, Michela Malpangotto, Eirini Viltanioti, and Alice Lamy.

The languages of the Conference are: English, French and Greek.

For more information, please visit

Call for papers

Papers mapping the Eastern Christianity groups active in debates on Nature and the institutions responsible for the production and negotiation of knowledge about Nature and God are encouraged for submission

Papers exploring every aspect of the relation between science and religion in all Christian traditions are warmly welcome.

The languages of the Conference are: English, French, Greek

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts (500 words): 30th April, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15th May, 2015
  • Conference Dates: 2 – 5 September, 2015
  • Full Paper Submission: 30th September, 2015

Abstract Submission – Paper Publication

A 500 word abstract has to be submitted by 30th April 2015 to the Conference Secretary, Dr. Ploutarchos Psomiadis.

Abstracts may be submitted in one of the three Conference Languages: English, French, Greek.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Program Committee and authors will be notified for acceptance by May 15th, 2015.

Full papers will be submitted after the Conference by 30th September, 2015 and will be published in the Proceedings volume. Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the international journal Almagest.

For more information, please visit

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Posted: February 09, 2015