• Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the History of Science, Technology and Mātauranga (Indigenous Knowledge)

    Hugh Richard Slotten University of Otago Rational
    The University of Otago and the Tōtaranui 250 Trust announce a conference to take place in Blenheim, New Zealand from 1-3 December 2019 that will explore the global history of science, technology, medicine, and mātauranga (indigenous knowledge). The conference will be part of a sequence of national events in New Zealand titled Tuia – Encounters 250 Commemoration. These mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s first Pacific (...)

  • The Role of Institutions in the History of Modern Science

    Helena Durnova, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
    Jan Kotůlek, VSB-Technical university of Ostrava, Czecha Rational
    Mathematics is ubiquitous and mathematicians can often reach good results just with pen and paper, so how could institutions possibly play any role in its development? Princeton, emerging as the centre of mathematical research in the 1930s is the most familiar counter-example. When Eduard Čech returned from Princeton in 1936, the sense of community fascinated (...)

  • CFP from ECRs - Narrative science in techno-environments - 18th-19th July 2019

    Organisers Dominic Berry, LSE Rational
    This two-day interdisciplinary workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the British Academy (grant number BARSEA19\190021). It expands on the work of the Narrative Science project, a European Research Council funded project based at the London School of Economics (grant agreement No. 694732). It will take place in London on the 18th-19th of July.
    The aim is to create a platform and a network for research at the intersections of (...)

  • Rethinking James Watt (1736-1819): Innovation, Culture and Legacy

    Organisers Dr Malcolm Dick Rational We are organising panels that revisit James Watt’s personal and public life, relationships, context and legacy. A diverse range of participants from all stages of their career, and from outside academia, are welcome to submit paper proposals. We are hoping to generate some really interesting discussions influenced by a range of disciplines and approaches that explore these topics in a critical manner. Contact email m.m.dick@bham.ac.uk Deadline for paper (...)

  • Workshop Resources, Infrastructures and the Anthropocene: Dialogues between the Global-North and the Global-South

    Organisers Maria Paula Diogo, CIUHCT, FCT, NOVA University of Lisbon M. Luísa Sousa, CIUHCT, FCT, NOVA University of Lisbon Matthias Heymann, Aarhus University Erik van der Vleuten, Eindhoven University of Technology Frank Veraart, Eindhoven University of Technology Rational
    We welcome proposals for participation in the workshop "Resources, Infrastructures and the Anthropocene: Dialogues between the Global-North and the Global-South", which will take place at Caparica Campus, Faculdade de (...)