Dear colleagues,

Below you will find the programme of the 4th International Conference on History of Chemistry, which will be held in Budapest, 3-6 September. The Second Circular will be published soon. For more information, see:

With best regards,

Ernst Homburg University of Maastricht, co-organizer ——————— Programme of the Budapest Conference, 3-6 September 2003

Thursday 4 Sept Session 1: Textbooks as means of communication and school formation 10.20-10.45 Anders Lungren (Sweden), ‘The transfer of chemical knowledge: The case of chemical technology and its textbooks’ 10.45-11.10 Lothar Suhling (Germany), ‘Contributions to analytical chemistry: The assayer’s excellent and useful art as described in Renaissance manuscripts and textbooks on mining and metallurgy’ 11.10-11.35 Alda Pereira & Maria Elisa Maia (Portugal), ‘Illustrations in a Portuguese chemistry textbook of the 19th century’ 11.35-12.00 W. Gerhard Pohl & Robert Rosner (Austria), ‘Textbooks of Austrian chemists as indicators for the development of chemical theories’ 12.00-12.25 Masanori Kaji (Japan), ‘V.I. Vernadskii and the introduction of geochemistry into Japan’ 12.25-13.00 general discussion Thursday 4 Sept Session 2: Travels, letters, and laboratories: Liebig and his international network 14.00-14.25 Imre Hronsky (Hungary), ‘Was Liebig the first environmental protectionist?’ 14.25-14.50 Jacques Heeren (Netherlands), ‘Communication and co-operation in the world of clinical chemistry’ 14.50-15.15 Éva Vámos (Hungary), ‘Liebig’s correspondence with Hungarian scientists and industrial experts’ 15.15-15.35 tea/ coffee break 15.35-16.00 Brigitte Hoppe & Viktor Kritzmann (Germany), ‘Creation of the modern organic chemistry in Russia since the middle of the 19th century: Scientific schools, chemical education and research under Justus von Liebig’s mighty influence’ 16.00-16.25 Sona Strbánová & Marcela Efmertová (Czech Republic), ‘Communication between members of the Liebig school: Unknown letters of the French chemists Friedel and Wurtz to the Czech chemist Raýman’ 16.25-17.00 general discussion Thursday 4 Sept. Evening plenary lecture 17.30-18.00 J.A. Pérez-Bustamante (Spain), ‘From alchemy to chemistry: Continuity of discontinuity?’ Friday 5 Sept Session 3A: Communication in 19th century Chemical Technology 10.15-10.40 Joost Mertens (Netherlands), ‘The “Annales de l’industrie nationale et étrangère” (1820-1827): A repertory of inventions and discoveries’ 10.40-11.05 Isabel Cruz (Portugal), ‘Chemistry, chemical industry and the teaching of chemistry in Portugal (1887-1907): The case of Alfredo da Silva’ 11.05-11.30 Hendrik Deelstra (Belgium), ‘The start of the international conferences of applied chemistry’ 11.30-12.00 general discussion Friday 5 Sept. Session 3B: School and communication in 18th and 19th century Chemical Science 10.15-10.40 Victor D. Boantza (Canada), ‘Exchanging ideas and conveying perceptions: The shaping of scientific knowledge during the Chemical Revolution’ 10.40-11.05 Bernardo Jerosch Herold & Ana Carneiro (Portugal), ‘Portuguese organic chemists in the 19th century: The failure to develop a school in Portugal in spite of international links’ 11.05-11.30 Hao Chang (Taiwan), ‘The reception of Lavoisier’s chemistry in nineteenth-century China’ 11.30-12.00 general discussion Friday 5 Sept Session 4A: Research schools and communication in Physical Chemistry 14.30-14.55 Geert Somsen (Netherlands), ‘Faith and the phase rule: The calvinist background to Bakhuis-Roozeboom’s “Hollandse school” of physical chemistry’ 14.55-15.20 Mihály Beck (Hungary), ‘Michael Polanyi’s start as a chemist’ 15.20-15.45 Mary Jo Nye (USA), ‘Transition-state chemistry: Michael Polanyi and the Berlin-Princeton-Manchester network’ 15.45-16.10 Andreas Karachalios (Germany), ‘The frontiers of the new discipline of quantum chemistry: The perspective of some German textbooks, 1930-1937’ 16.10-16.35 Annette Lykknes, Anne Kristine Berresen & Lise Kvittingen (Norway), ‘Ellen Gleditsch (1879-1968): Pioneer of radiochemistry in Olso’ 16.35-17.00 general discussion Friday 5 Sept Session 4B: Communicating the History of Chemistry today 14.30-14.55 Fernando Bragança Gil, Nuno Marques Peiriço & Maria Elisa Maia, (Portugal), ‘The restoration of the 19th century mineral chemistry laboratory of the Polytechnic School of Lisbon: An example of partnership between university and industry’ 14.55-15.20 Maria Rentetzi & Jody A. Roberts (Hungary), ‘Selling science, constructing gender: The role of chemical instrument advertisements in the construction of gender in the laboratory’ 15.20-15.45 István Próder (Hungary), ‘Remarkable events from the history of Hungarian chemistry’ 15.45-16.10 Robert Bud (Great Britain), ‘History of chemistry, museums and the multimedia future’ 16.10-16.35 Zoltán Tóth (Hungary), ‘History of chemistry and teaching of concepts in chemistry’ 16.35-17.00 general discussion Saturday 6 Sept. 10.15-11.45 Meeting of the FECS Working Party for the History of Science Saturday 6 Sept. Session 5A: Journals in Chemistry: their impact and their problems 13.00-13.25 Halina Lichocka (Poland), ‘Polish scientific journals of the first half of the 19th century as a channel of scientific communications in chemistry’ 13.25-13.50 Jeffrey Allan Johnson (USA), ‘Decline of German chemical journals, 1914-1939: National and international causes in social and scientific context’ 13.50-14.15 Isabel Serra, Maria Elisa Maia, Susana Santos & Francisca Viegas (Portugal), ‘The radioactivity in the Portuguese journal of chemistry in the early 20th century’ 14.15-14.40 Gábor Palló (Hungary), ‘Scientific communications and social order: Publications in Hungary in totalitarian systems’ 14.40-15.30 reserve 15.05-15.30 general discussion Saturday 6 Sept. Session 5B: Schools in 20th century (Bio)chemistry 13.00-13.25 Isabel Amaral (Portugal), ‘The emergence of biochemistry in Portugal: Kurt Jacobsohn and his research school’ 13.25-13.50 Ton van Helvoort (Netherlands), ‘Peripheral yet central: A case study on biochemistry, post-doc training and scientific publishing in the Netherlands’ 13.50-14.15 Maria C. Burguete (Portugal), ‘Molecular architecture II’ 14.15-14.40 A. Marton & J. Inczédy (Hungary), ‘ “International Symposia on Ion Exchange” at the Lake Balaton in Hungary organised in the period 1963-1990’ 14.40-15.05 reserve 15.05-15.30 general discussion