8th STEP meeting
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
21-24 June 2012

We are pleased to announce the first call for papers for the 8th meeting of STEP (Science and Technology in the European Periphery) held in Athens, Greece, 21-24 June 2012. It is organized by the Philosophy and History of Science Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, which in addition to its thriving graduate program – the largest in Greece – is, in international perspective, one of the few university departments offering a BA in HPS.

 The deadline for submission of paper or session proposals is 15 October 2011.

Further details about the meeting can be found at The conference will have soon its own website providing more practical and scholarly details.

STEP is an international group of historians of science, medicine and technology founded in 1999 by scholars from all over Europe. STEP organizes biannual meetings to explore the historical character of science, medicine and technology in regions and societies on the periphery of Europe and beyond.

We welcome submissions of papers or sessions related to any of the past STEP meeting themes and to its research groups (a list is available on the website), but also new ones dealing with the centre-periphery problematic, and discussions on its significance for science, technology and medicine. Transnational approaches and those going beyond the European canon would be particularly welcome. We would also be happy to hear suggestions for sessions (but not individual papers, please) on any other theme that relates to STEP’s interests.

The Scientific Committee:

Anastasia Filippoupoliti (Democritus University of Thrace)
Samuel Gessner (Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, Lisbon)
Annette Lykknes (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Gisela Mateos (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Faidra Papanelopoulou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Eirini Mergoupi-Savaidou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Josep Simon (Université Paris Ouest)