Call for papers: History of Science in Practice

The International Conference on “History of Science in Practice”, organized by the Programme of History, Philosophy and Didactics of Science and Technology (National Hellenic Research Foundation and University of Athens) and the Hellenic Society of History, Philosophy and Didactics of Sciences, will be held in Athens from 6th to 9th May 2010. As its title suggests, the Conference will explore the possibilities of putting history of science into practice, both in teaching and in communication with the public. The Conference will focus on the following themes:

– Exploring the creation of a common European textbook of History of Science

– Using History of Science in formal and informal teaching of science

– Examining epistemological problems in the teaching of History of Science

– Appraising what a History of Science Museum can offer to the public

– Inquiring what to preserve and how from contemporary scientific heritage.

Conference papers will be published in the Proceedings volume. Selected papers will appear in a special issue of the journal History of Scientific Ideas.

Invited speakers

Fabio Bevilacqua, Physics Department “A.Volta”, University of Pavia

Michel Blay, Director of the Centre d’Archives en Philosophie, Histoire et Édition des Sciences, ENS-CNRS

Christopher Cullen, Director of the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge

Liu Dun, Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, President of the Division of History of Science and Technology / International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science

Wilfrid Hodges, President of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science / International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science

Prof. Dr. Peter Heering, Institut für Physik und Chemie und ihre Didaktik, Universität Flensburg

Jeff Hughes, University of Manchester, President of the British Society for the History of Science

Catherine Jami, REHSEIS-UMR 7219 (CNRS & Université de Paris-Diderot)

Vincent Jullien, Department of Philosophy, University of Nantes

Eberhard Knobloch, President of the International Academy of History of Science

Alexandre Kostov, Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Helge Kragh, University of Aarhus, President of the European Society for the History of Science

Jay Malone, Executive Director of the History of Science Society

Alexandar Petrovich, Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Submission of papers
Abstracts must be submitted using the abstract form
All abstracts will undergo a peer review process. Registered participants can upload abstracts on-line between 1 December 2009 and 15 February 2010.

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