(Oct. 2017) 8th ESHS Conference (London, 2018)

UCL IoE London, 14-17 September 2018


The next ESHS conference — the eighth — will take place in London in 2018 (September 14-17). The British Society for the History of Science is looking forward to welcoming the members of the European Society for the History of Science. 

The conference theme is ‘Unity and Disunity’. This can be interpreted very broadly, to address, amongst other topics, unity and disunity within and across diverse sciences, nations, periods, and historiographies; unity and disunity as ideals and realities; and unity and disunity as characterizing relations between the sciences and politics, technology, economics, and the arts.

As the conference will be hosted across several London venues, the organisers aim to organise submissions into coherent strands. Accordingly, we invite symposia that address:

  • unity and disunity within and across diverse sciences;
  • unity and disunity in science, technology, and/or medicine within and across nations and blocs;
  • unity and disunity in science, technology, and/or medicine within and across periods;
  • unity and disunity in the public culture of science, including public display and across media
  • etc.

Proposals for symposia are welcomed (deadline 23.59GMT, 6 December 2017; Extended deadline Decembre 17, 2017!) – please see here for more information. Specific pages on the society website are also dedicated to symposia organisation be sure to have a look a them:


Summary Timetable


6 December 2017

Extended deadline Decembre 17, 2017!

Submission of sessions proposal closes 23.59GMT

7 December 2017

Submission of individual paper proposals opens

31 January 2018

Acceptance/rejection of session proposals announced

28 February 2018

Submission of individual papers proposals closes at 23.59GMT

30 April 2018

Acceptance/rejection of individual paper proposals announced

1 May 2018

Draft programme published and opening of registration

29 June 2018

Early bird registration closes

30 July 2018

Final deadline for registration

31 July 2018

Draft final programme issued

15 August 2018

Publication of final programme