ESHS in-between meeting Lisbon, 4-5 October 2019


convened by Ana Simões

CIUHCT – Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e Tecnologia

Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa



4 October 2019

Rethinking the history of the sciences in Europe:

historiographical approaches and future prospects


Venue: Faculdade de Ciência da Universidade de Lisboa, Building C1, Floor 3, Amphitheatre of FCiências.ID


9:00 Welcome

9:30 Agustí Nieto-Galan (CEHIC, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona)

 How to write a ‘European’ History of Science? Some Critical Reflections


10:15 Maria Paula Diogo (CIUHCT, NOVA University of Lisbon)

Europe goes global: narratives from the History of Technology perspective


11:00 Coffee Break


11: 30 Frank James (Royal Institution, London)

Davy’s career in European perspective


12:15 Simone Turchetti (CHSTM, University of Manchester)

Science diplomacy as a concept and its significance for historians of science


13:00 Lunch


14:30 Roberto Lalli (MPIWG, Berlin)

Socio-epistemic networks and the history of science in Europe


15:15 Mitchell Ash (University of Vienna)

Science and politics as resources for one another: rethinking a relational history


16:00 Karine Chemla (CNRS, SPHERE)

Remarks on the shaping of European historiographies of mathematics in the 19th and the 20thcenturies and their present-day impact


16:45 Coffee Break


17:00 Final comments by Clara Florenza (CEHIC) and Davide Scarso (CIUHCT) and general discussion


18:00 (Recommended closing time)