Baltic Conference on the History of Science, May 2017, Tartu
The 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science
“On the Border of the Russian Empire: German University of Tartu and its first Rector Georg Friedrich Parrot”
May 18-20, 2017
Estonian Association for the History and Philosophy of Science cordially invites you to the 28th Baltic Conference on the History of Science (BCHS), which will take place from May 18 to 20, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia. The conference is dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Georg Friedrich Parrot (1767-1852). Parrot was the initiator of the reopening of the University of Tartu in 1802 and the first Rector. He is known as an organizer, educator and scientist who was among the very first to introduce the ideas of the Enlightenment into the Baltic region.
The Baltic conferences on the history of science share a long tradition, which stretches back to the year 1958 when the first conference took place in Riga. The following conferences were held in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. In 2014, the 26th BCHS took place in Helsinki, Finland.
The 28th BCHS focuses at ideas of the Enlightenment and on various sciences in late 18th and early 19th century on the western border of the Russian Empire. However, papers on more recent developments will be welcome as well.
The 28th BCHS covers a variety of topics, which divide into working sections:
a) Enlightenment ideas in education in Europe;
b) philosophical ideas concerning the Enlightenment;
c) science and practice – utilitarianism and the Enlightenment;
d) science communication and science policy.
Detailed information about the conference programme, registration, abstracts, accommodation and other matters will be published on the website of the Baltic Association for the History and Philosophy of Science www.bahps.org in due course.
Participation fee 40.- EUR, graduate students 20.- EUR.
The fee covers conference materials and coffee breaks.
NB! Please send abstracts of 500 words maximum to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 28, 2017.
Jaak Aaviksoo (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Academy of Sciences)
Andrei Andreev (Moscow University)
Ursula Klein (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Eberhard Knobloch (Berlin Technical University)
Philippe Taquet (French Academy of Sciences)
For questions, please contact Peeter Müürsepp or Tarmo Kiik.