The European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) Biennial Conference and British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Annual Meeting is on the theme ‘Unity and Disunity’. It will be held at University College London’s Institute of Education (14-17 September 2018).

Call for Individual Papers

The organising committee of ESHS 2018 invite proposals for individual papers to be presented at the conference. The organisers will aim to arrange submissions into coherent strands.

In selecting papers for the conference, the organisers will give preference to those that address, in some way, the conference theme of ‘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.

Submissions, including an abstract no longer than 300 words in either English of French, should be made, via the conference website:, by 23.59 GMT on 28 February 2018. Note any individual may speak only once, that is if someone is accepted for a symposium (which will be announced by the end of January), any paper submitted individually will be rejected. For further details please contact the Programme Co-ordinator, Frank James ([email protected]).