The 2016 Gustav Neuenschwander Prize was awarded to Prof. Nancy Siraisi during the 7th ESHS Conference (Prague, 22-24 September 2016)


 Photo: CC BY 4.0. Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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 Call for proposals special issues of Centaurus for 2018 and 2019

Regularly Centaurus, the Official Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, publishes issues dedicated to a special theme. They are the result of an annual Call for Proposals.

Now, the editorial Board of Centaurus solicits proposals for special issues for 2018 and 2019. Proposals should be sent no later than March 1, 2017

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Official declaration 

 Dear members of the European Society for the History of Science, friends and colleagues,

Tragic events are taking place in and around Europe and are shaking our democratic and cosmopolitan values: terrorist attacks in France, Belgium, Germany and beyond, suspension of human (and academic) rights in Turkey, failure of a policy for the asylum seekers escaping war, war in Ukraine, assassination by the Egyptian state intelligence of a Cambridge University (Italian) doctoral student, Brexit and other anti-UE movements, visa difficulties that limit the right of many East Asian colleagues to participate in our conferences. Certainly we all know people who have been seriously affected. The general outlook is not positive. Academic freedom and international cooperation are at risk.

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ESHS short presentation

Founded in 2003, the European Society for the History of Science promotes European cooperation in the fields of history of science, technology and medicine. Members of the ESHS are located throughout the world.

The official journal of the ESHS is Centaurus, to which members of the ESHS are offered a special subscription rate Centaurus 

They are also offered a cut-price subscription to Notes and Records of the Royal Society.




  • To post news and annoucements you may contact the ESHS Public Relation Officer: Matteo Valleriani
  • For any other purpose please contact the ESHS Secretary: Erika Luciano
You may use also the contact form below or the postal address:
Erika Luciano, ESHS secretary
Dipartimento di Matematica “Giuseppe Peano”
Via Carlo Alberto 10,
I-10123 Torino (TO), Italy