14 and 15 February, 2019
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. While we will discuss our work (and work-in-progress) in an informal and congenial setting, we will also plan to have plenty of time to get to know each other, as ‘intellectual networking’.
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.
You can register by sending an e-mail to Emma Mojet (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
For any further questions, feel free to contact one of the organizers: