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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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!



Call for Papers: Special Issue of Centaurus - Extended Deadline to March 15, 2017


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. Past issues include:


- Russian Scholarship on the History of Science in Russia.


- Electricity and Imagination


- How Do Writings in the Early Astral Sciences Reveal Mathematical Practices?


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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