The 10th International Summer School in History of Science Uppsala, 11-17 June, 2006

The theme of the Summer School 2006 is “The Two Cultures in the Republic of Letters: Intellectual History in the 17th and 18th Centuries”. How did natural science become a part of the intellectual and academic programme? The purpose is to highlight the importance of travelling, scientific communication, and intellectual centres during this period. We also include the tensions between the two cultures. The clash between “les anciens et les modernes” in the 17th C, or discussions on whether to establish new professorships in natural science instead of classical languages in the 18th C are only two examples of the friction between traditional learning and new forms of natural knowledge.

Programme and application form will soon be available on the website:

Deadline for applications is 31 March.

The Summer School is a research school and not a regular conference. The aim is to gather and stimulate interaction among younger scholars – advanced doctoral students and new doctors. During five days, lectures and discussions are held, but an important part is also the organization of smaller groups for discussion as well as social events. Excursions to research institutions and historical milieus are included in the programme.

There is no fee for participants, and room and board are free of charge.

Responsible in Uppsala is professor Tore Frängsmyr. Co-organizers are professors Giuliano Pancaldi, Bologna, Dominique Pestre, Paris, and Cathryn Carson, Berkeley. Included in the organizing committee are also professors John Heilbron, Oxford, and Roger Hahn, Berkeley.