24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science; CFP deadline

24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science
8-9 October 2010
Tallinn University of Technology
Akadeemia tee 3 12618
Tallinn, Estonia
http://bchs10.ttu.ee/

The 24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science is the first meeting of Baltic historians of science that takes place in Tallinn and the first hosted by Tallinn University of Technology. The conference will take place in the new building of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration on the main campus of Tallinn University of Technology at Mustamäe.

Compared to be analogous conferences before, more space has been offered to Philosophy and Methodology of Science. The organizers are happy about the involvement of several leading historians of science from outside the Baltic and Nordic region in the Programme Committee.

October 2010 is the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the common Association of the History and Philosophy of Science of the Baltic countries. The Association was founded in October 1990 in Riga.

The next step in cooperation will be considered in Tallinn. During the conference, participants from the Baltic States and Nordic countries will discuss the possibility of having joint conferences on the History of Science in the future.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2010

We are pleased to announce that the 24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science will be held on 8 - 9 October 2010 at Tallinn University of Technology.

Abstracts should concern one of the following fields in the Baltic and/or Nordic context:

-        philosophy and methodology of science
-        history of medicine and museums
-        history of natural sciences and mathematics
-        history of technology and engineering
-        history of social sciences, humanities and education

The deadline for submitting abstracts (of approximately 500 words) is 1 May 2010. Abstracts should be sent as e-mail attachments in either .doc or .rtf format. Please indicate in which section you would prefer to present your paper. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your abstract within a week, please resubmit or contact the organizers. Decisions concerning the abstracts will be communicated by 30 June, 2010.

The programme of the conference will be announced in early September 2010. Accepted abstracts will be published before the start of the conference. Language of the abstracts and of the presentations is English. Reading time of the papers is 20 minutes (15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion).

The abstracts should be sent to Mr. Mait Talts
mait.talts(at)tseba.ttu.ee

Conference registration fee is 40€, 25€ for graduate students.
Details of payment will be announced in January 2010.
[see the section Call for Abstracts at http://bchs10.ttu.ee/]

On behalf of the Organizing Committee:

Peeter Müürsepp
Professor of Philosophy and Methodology of Science
Tallinn University of Technology
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Akadeemia tee 3
12618 Tallinn, Estonia
phone: +372 6204116
e-mail: peeter.muursepp(at)tseba.ttu.ee