SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS - 19th Century Chemistry: Spaces and Collections



International Conference "19th Century Chemistry: Spaces and Collections"
1-4 February 2007
Museum of Science
University of Lisbon

The inauguration of the magnificent 19th century Laboratorio Chimico of the University of Lisbon in 2006 provides an opportunity to explore and discuss challenges related to the role of scientific heritage in the history of cience in general and the history of chemistry in particular.

Speakers include:

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Historian of Science at the Université de Paris X (keynoyte);

Robert Anderson, Historian of Science, University of Cambridge, and former Director of the British Museum (keynote);

Marco Beretta, Historian of Science, University of Bologna, and Vice-Director of the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza Florence;

Ursula Klein, Director of the Research Group on the History and Philosophy of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin;

Liba Taub, Historian of Science and Director of the Whipple Museum of the University of Cambridge;

Steven de Clercq, Vice-Chair of UMAC (Committee for University Museums and Collections of ICOM, the International Council of Museums) and former Director of Utrecht University Museum;

Christoph Meinel, Historian of Science at the University of Regensburg;

Alan Rocke, Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University (EUA);

Antonio Garcia Belmar, Historian of Science at the University of Alicante.

Fernando Bragança Gil, founder and former Director of the Museum of Science of the University of Lisbon;

Graça-Santa Bárbara, Responsible for the Restoration of the 19th century Laboratorio Chimico, University of Lisbon;

Pedro Casaleiro, Responsible for the Restoration of the 18th century Laboratorio Chimico, University of Coimbra.


We are currently inviting submissions for oral and poster presentations pertaining to research, interpretation and promotion of 19th century chemical heritage (collections, archives and historic spaces), with particular emphasis on:
- bridging the gap between the history of ideas in chemistry and the material culture of chemistry;
- historians of chemistry and collection-based research;
- the material culture of chemistry and the training of historians and museum professionals;
- relations between chemical collections and archives;
- interpretation of historical spaces and collections;
- biographies of spaces and objects in the history of chemistry;
- chemical heritage and the public engagement with chemistry;
- political issues in the preservation and management of scientific heritage.

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Registration deadline: 30 November 2006
Abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2006

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Publicado/editado: 14/09/2006