10 de febrero de 2017

CfA: XXVIII Baltic Conference of the History of Science, Tartu, May 18-20

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 of 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.

Please send abstracts of 500 words maximum to peeter.muursepp@ttu.ee by Feb. 28, 2017.
Keynote speakers:
Jaak Aaviksoo (Tallinn University of Technology)
Challenges to the University of the XXI Century in Education, Science and Human Development
Andrei Andreev (Moscow University)
G.F.Parrot and Alexander I: Personal and Political Aspects of their Relationship (at the basis of two decades of their correspondence)
Ursula Klein (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Changing Concepts of Science in the Enlightenment

Eberhard Knobloch (Berlin Technical University)
Euler and d’Alembert – Brothers Only in Mind

Philippe Taquet (French Academy of Sciences, Société d'Emulation de Montbéliard)
Two Friends from Montbéliard - Parrot and Cuvier – Reflections in Cuvier’s Activities in Science
Epi Tohvri (Tallinn University of Technology)
Georges Frederic Parrot and his idea of a University
Programme Committee
Cecilia af Forselles – The Finnish Society for the History of Science and Learning
Eduard Kolchinsky – Institute for the History of Science and Technology (St. Petersburg Branch), Russian Academy of Sciences
Ramunas Kondratas – University of Vilnius
Juozas Algimantas Krikštopaitis – Lithuanian Association of the History and Philosophy of Science
Anto Leikola – University of Helsinki
Ilkka Niiniluoto – University of Helsinki
Efthymios Nicolaides - National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute for Neohellenic Research, President of the Division of History of Science and Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Birute Railiene – Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Juris Salaks – Riga Stradinš University
Janis Stradinš – Latvian Academy of Sciences
Alida Zigmunde – Riga Technical University
Local Organizing Committee
Kaija-Liisa Koovit – University of Tartu
Lea Leppik – University of Tartu
Endla Lõhkivi – University of Tartu
Peeter Müürsepp - Tallinn University of Technology
Erki Tammiksaar – Estonian University of Life Sciences, University of Tartu

Epi Tohvri - Tallinn University of Technology