Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences

CfP History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference

12 October 2018

The 7th edition of the biennial History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference will take place 14-15 February 2019, at Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade. The conference aims to bring together PhD candidates in Belgium and the Netherlands who work in the field of the history of sciences in the broadest sense: including histories of knowledge, technology, medicine, the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, spanning any time period. Please register by 21 November if you wish to participate.

Conference Set-up

Each participating PhD candidate will be asked to give a 15-minute presentation about their work, with appropriate time afterwards for questions and discussion.

We would like to stress that all contributions are welcome, whether they are presentations of already finished chapters, broad outlines of the initial research plan or methodology, or maybe a specific case study that will play a major or minor part in your overall thesis.

The language of the conference will be English. To get an idea of the previous conference, see the reports on Shells and Pebbles and in Studium, written by participants.


You can register by sending an e-mail to Emma Mojet (g.e.n.mojet@uva.nl) by 21 November. Please include the university you are affiliated with, and a title and short abstract (approx. 250 words) of the work you would like to present. Notification of participation will be given by 15 December.

The participation fee for the conference will be €95. The fee will cover the overnight stay at the abbey, lunch on both days, a three-course dinner on Thursday, as well as coffee, tea, and cake. The conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences, the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, and the Huizinga Institute.

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