From 6-9 September 2005 the Working Party (WP) on History of Chemistry of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) – formerly Federation of European Chemical Societies (FECS) – will held its bi-annual History of Chemistry Conference in Lisbon and Estoril, Portugal. A major aim of the conference is to facilitate communication between historically interested chemists and historians of chemistry from all over Europe.

Under the large umbrella of the theme “Chemistry, Technology and Society”, the conference will mainly focus on three topics, which all have attracted public and scholarly attention in recent years: (1) the material lture of chemistry; (2) applied chemistry; (3) the popularisation of chemistry (see attachment). Some special sessions will also be devoted to the development of Portuguese chemistry.

You are kindly invited to contribute to the conference by presenting a paper. Deadline for submissing is 1 February 2005. The Local Committee has selected a beautiful venue for the Conference, which makes it very attractive to come.

For more information, please consult the website of the Conference: http://5ichc-portugal.ulusofona.pt. The website will be up-dated regularly during the next few months.