Extended Deadline for Paper Submissions 21st November 2014.
We are pleased to invite proposals for the 6th Norwegian conference on the History of Science, which will take place in Oslo, Norway, 11-13 February 2015. The event is organized by The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology and generously supported by The Science Studies Colloquium Series, University of Oslo and The British Society for the History of Science. The conference will bring together scholars working on the history of science, medicine and technology on any theme, topic or period to discuss historical, epistemological, political, institutional and ethical issues of relevance to both a Scandinavian and an international audience. Building upon the success of the previous meetings, which encouraged national cooperation and the strengthening of ties with the broader international community, we welcome proposals from researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers.
Greg Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Director of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, and President of the British Society for the History of Science will give the opening plenary lecture on "Mendel the Fraud: A Social History of Truth in Genetics." Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Professor of History of Science, Departments of History and Biology, University of Florida will give the conference's public lecture on "It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: The History and Evolution of Infectious Disease." Finally, Gard Paulsen, historian and author of "Building Trust: The History of DNV, 1864-2014," will give a second plenary lecture on "The Norwegian Truth: On the Legitimacy of Ship Classification and Commissioned History."
Proposals for organized sessions, alternative types of sessions, such as round-tables, and individual papers are especially welcomed. Presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes, allowing for up to 10 minutes for discussion. No speaker may present in more than one session. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Programme Committee on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance.
Planned session proposals should include:
Individual paper proposal should include:
All proposals should be sent as a single electronic document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference language will be English.
The deadline for submissions is 21 November 2014.
For any queries regarding the conference, please contact: email@example.com