Second Call for Papers: 6th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science

Oslo, 11-13 February 2015

We are pleased to invite proposals for the 6th Norwegian conference on the History of Science, which will take place in Oslo, Norway, 11-13 February 2015, and is organized by the Norwegian Museum for Science and Technology. The conference will bring together scholars working on the history of science, medicine and technology on any theme, topic or period to discuss historical, epistemological, political, institutional and ethical issues of relevance to both a Scandinavian and international audience. Building upon the success of the previous meetings, which encouraged national cooperation and the strengthening of ties with the broader international community, we welcome proposals from researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers.

Greg Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Director of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, and President of the British Society for the History of Science will give the opening plenary lecture on "We Need to Talk about Mendel: Raw Peas, Cooked Data, and the Lessons of History for Genetics." Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Professor of History of Science, Departments of History and Biology, University of Florida will give the conference's public lecture on "It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: The History and evolution of Infectious Disease." Finally, Gard Paulsen, historian and author of “Building Trust: The History of DNV, 1864-2014,” will give a second plenary lecture on "The Norwegian Truth: On the Legitimacy of Ship Classification and Commissioned History."

Proposals for organized sessions, alternative types of sessions, such as round-tables, and individual papers are especially welcomed. Presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes, allowing for up to 10 minutes for discussion. No speaker may present in more than one session. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Programme Committee on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance.

Planned session proposals should include:
• a brief description of the panel’s aims (150 words maximum),
• a session title,
• an individual abstract for each paper in the session (250 words maximum),
• titles for all individual abstracts,
• full contact details of the organiser and all speakers,
• details of any specific audiovisual equipment required.

Individual paper proposal should include:
• a paper title,
• an abstract (250 words maximum),
• 5 keywords,
• full contact details,
• details of any specific audiovisual equipment required.

All proposals should be sent as a single electronic document to: The conference language will be English. The deadline for submissions is 14 November 2014.

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