The 8th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science: Webcast panels, 24-25. Nov. 2020

The 8th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science is postponed until 2021, due to the pandemic.

To compensate for the postponed conference, and to kindle the flame for next year, we have organized two webcast panels pertaining to current issues within the history of science, each with a prominent keynote speaker. Nathaniel Comfort (Johns Hopkins University) will speak on Tuesday 24 November 19:00 -21:00.  Franziska Torma (Rachel Carson Center) will speak on Wednesday 25 November 14:15-16:00. Each lecture will be followed by a panel discussion. The panels are co-organized with the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo, who are facilitating the online event. We hope many of you will be able to join in on the panels and contribute to the discussions. We will give you further information about themes, panelists and schedules as soon as we can, but for now please save the dates.

For any queries regarding the webcast panels or the postponed conference, please contact: norvithist@outlook.com 

Who are we?

The online event is organized by the Program Committee for of the Norwegian Conferences on the History of Science in collaboration with The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology.

The 8th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science in 2021 is organized by the Program Committee and will be hosted by Museum of Cultural History by its department Museum of University History, University of Oslo, and The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology. The conference has received funding from the Science Studies Colloquium at the University of Oslo.

The Norwegian Conferences on the History of Science
The first Norwegian Conference on the History of Science was organized in Oslo in 2007 with the aim of establishing a national network for historians of science.
The inaugural meeting proved a success and set the basis for stimulating discussions among the wider academic community, which includes scholars working on the history of technology and medicine. The following conferences in Tromsø, Trondheim, Oslo, and Bergen have further expanded its scope to forge a forum for both national and international exchange of ideas and collaboration