Latest issues of Centaurus now online


Latest special issue:

Scuffles, Scoops and Scams. The Construction of Prehistoric Knowledge in Newspapers

“‘Scuffles, Scoops and Scams’ comprises the nucleus of the dossier dedicated to ‘The Construction of Prehistoric Knowledge in Newspapers.’ They offer sensational news about our origins, and provide the human drama of success and failure of the researchers. They feature large egos involved in violent clashes and tell stories of fraud and exposure. The field of human origins research may be considered one of the most instructive cases to demonstrate the inadequacy of the traditional top-down-model in scientific communication. This special issue aims at taking a principled and systematic look at this intimate connection between prehistory and the press.”

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Latest regular issue:

You will find two original articles, nine book reviews and a limelight on the situation of history of sciences in Roumania in the latest regular issue of Centaurus 

Please follow the link to be redirected to the online page of the journal.

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A European Network of young Scholars


The European Society for the History of Science is looking for young scholars willing to be part of a network of correspondents across and beyond Europe. We would like the network to be a tool for facilitating academic contacts across scholarly communities by feeding the Society’s website with updated, reliable information.

One of its essential functions is to collect information about events, news, fellowships, and job positions in the respective countries, regions and institutes.

If you are interested in being part of it, please kindly contact us by following the steps described below to register.
By doing so you will enter in contact with the council of the ESHS and will be instructed concerning the functioning of the relevant website sections.

We thank you very much in advance for your interest and your cooperation.

Click here to fill the candidate form!


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