Call for papers: History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference (Kerkrade, 14 and 15 February, 2019; Deadline: 21 November 2019)

11 oktober 2018

We cordially invite you to the 7th edition of the biennial History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference that will take place on the 14 and 15 February, 2019, at Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, Limburg.

The conference aims to bring together PhD candidates in Belgium and the Netherlands who work in the field of the history of sciences in the broadest sense: including histories of knowledge, technology, medicine, the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, spanning any time period. While we will discuss our work (and work-in-progress) in an informal and congenial setting, we will also plan to have plenty of time to get to know each other, as ‘intellectual networking’.

Conference setup

Each participating PhD candidate will be asked to give a 15-minute presentation about their work, with appropriate time afterward for questions and discussion.

We would like to stress that all contributions are welcome, whether they are presentations of already finished chapters, broad outlines of the initial research plan or methodology, or maybe a specific case study that will play a major or minor part in your overall thesis.

The language of the conference will be English. To get an idea of the previous conference, see the reports on Shells and Pebbles and in Studium, written by participants.


You can register by sending an e-mail to Emma Mojet by 21 November. Please include the university you are affiliated with, and a title and short abstract (approx. 250 words) of the work you would like to present. Notification of participation will be given by 15 December.

The participation fee for the conference will be €95. The fee will cover the overnight stay at the abbey, lunch on both days, a three-course dinner on Thursday, as well as coffee, tea, and cake. The conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences, the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, and the Huizinga Institute.

For any further questions, feel free to contact us!

The conference organizers,

  • Sjang ten Hagen (
  • Emma Mojet (
  • Jaco de Swart (
  • Chaokang Tai (