25 de marzo de 2022

6th International Workshop "Communicating Science, Philosophy and Literature"

Syros, Greece July 16-20, 2022

The International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, the Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University, the Department of Sociology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the postgraduate program on Science Communication of the Hellenic Open University and the Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation organize an international workshop focusing on the Communication of Science, Philosophy and Literature. The CoSciLit workshop is already an established part of the prestigious “Hermoupolis Seminars” that have been organized for more than 30 years every July in the Cycladic island of Syros.

This year’s workshop aims to cover various aspects of the wide interdisciplinary area of Science Communication by promoting the dialogue of science with significant fields of the Humanities such as Philosophy and Literature. In recent years there has been a growing interest in Science Communication as it is expected to play a crucial role in shaping the responses to such important social issues as the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis.

The conference offers an open forum for all scholars interested in this growing research field, allowing Science Communication to take advantage of the multiple perspectives that emerge at the intersection of science, philosophy, and literatureWe especially welcome contributions focusing on the role of women and femininity in the production of modern technoscientific knowledge and its philosophical implications.

Call for Papers:

We invite paper proposals including a title and an abstract of max. 200 words, name(s), and affiliation(s) of the author(s), as well as contact information. The presentation time will be 20 minutes with an additional time of 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language will be English.

Please submit your proposal via email (gvlahakis@yahoo.com) by April 15, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 30, 2022.


The venue of the workshop will be the “Historical Archives of the State” in the Town Hall of Hermoupolis. Hermoupolis has been one of the capitals of the Greek state and a center of great cultural, scientific, and industrial activity. Syros Island is very close to Piraeus by boat and an ideal place for high quality, inexpensive summer visit.

For participants presenting a paper there will be a modest fee of 70 Euros and for those who will attend without a paper a fee of 40 Euros to cover administrative expenses.  A number of hotels with reduced prices will be suggested for the participants in due time, but there are plenty of places, in Hermoupolis or nearby, at very convenient prices.

Participants are asked to make their own arrangements concerning their arrival and accommodation. The conference organizers will be happy to offer any necessary assistance.

Coffee and refreshments will be offered during and between the sessions.


George N. Vlahakis, Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST and Postgraduate Program on Science Communication, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Vasilia Hatzinikita, School of Humanities, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Ruth Hagengruber, Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University, Germany

Efthymios Nicolaidis, Institute for Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

Manolis Patiniotis, Department of Sociology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Maria Rentetzi, Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Konstantinos Tampakis, Institute for Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece