Science and identity: The 8th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science 


We welcome you to Oslo for the 8th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science, 25-27 November 2020

The conference will bring together scholars working on the history of science, medicine and technology on any theme, topic or period to discuss historical, epistemological, political, institutional and ethical issues of relevance to both a Scandinavian and an international audience.

The conference aims at providing a forum for stimulating discussions among researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers. 

The deadline for submissions is 1. September. For any queries regarding the conference, please contact: 

The themes

In keeping with the conference’s inclusive traditions, submissions are welcomed from scholars working on all themes within the broadly-defined field of the history of science. The conference will include particular streams in the history of science and questions of identity (individual and collective); the history of science and maritime spaces; and the history of science and archives.

Keynote and public lecture

Bildet kan inneholde: topp, hår, panne, øyenbryn, hake.Nathaniel Comfort is Professor of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He has written extensively about the history of human genetics and the  relationships between attempts to understand human heredity and to “improve” humans. Professor Comfort will hold an opening keynote lecture open to the public. The event is arranged in cooperation with and funded by the Science Studies Colloquium at the University of Oslo. Title and abstract will be published later.

Who are we?

The conference is hosted by Museum of Cultural History by its department Museum of University History, University of Oslo, and The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology. It is organized by the Program  Committee for of the Norwegian Conferences on the History of Science. The conference has received funding from the Science Studies Colloquium at the University of Oslo.