International Conference: History of Science in Practice

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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 is sponsored by the project Hephaestus (E.U., RegPot 1-2008).

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 Almagest.

Invited speakers

H. Floris Cohen Department of Humanities, University of Utrecht
Christopher Cullen, Director of the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
Robert Halleux, Centre d’Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques, Université de Liège, Belgium
Wilfrid Hodges, President of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science / International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science
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, SPHERE, CNRS, Paris & Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
Vladimir Jankovic, University of Manchester
Vincent Jullien, Department of Philosophy, University of Nantes
Eberhard Knobloch, President of the International Academy of History of Science
Helge Kragh, University of Aarhus, President of the European Society for the History of Science
Michael R. Matthews, University of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia
Alexandar Petrovich, Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Registration
Participants to the Conference are kindly asked to register on-line.

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.

Contact information
You may use the contact form, or call at: +30 210 3689567 or +30210 7273557

Event type: 
Conferences
Date: 
Thu, 06/05/2010 - 10:00 to Sun, 09/05/2010 - 17:00
Language(s): 
English