The 26th Baltic Conference in History of Science


The detailed programme of the conference is now available. (Please note that the programme may be subject to minor changes.)

We ask you kindly to fill in the form below to notify us about your participation in the evening receptions and social programme:

>Registration to the receptions / evening program


You may now download here the final book of abstracts - the collection of abstracts of papers that were presented during the conference).

Key notes

  • Professor Joseph Agassi (Univertsity of Tel Aviv): The Role of Historians of Science in Contemporary Society
  • Research Fellow Heini Hakosalo (Academy of Finland): Mechanisms of Exclusion and Inclusion in 20th-Century Medical Science: Three Nordic Careers
  • Professor Eberhard Knobloch (Berlin University of Technology): Michael Stifel - Alexander von Humboldt: A comparison of their careers and achievements
  • Professor Jãnis Stradinš (Latvian Academy of Sciences): The Mission of a Scientist in a Little Country: Professional, Cultural, Social Duties

General timetable

Wednesday, August 20

17.00 Board meeting of the Acta Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum

18.00 Pre-conference reception at the National Archives of Finland.

Thursday, August 21

8.45-9.45 Coffee and registration
9.45-10.00 Opening words
10.00-11.00 Plenary I
11.00-12.30 Lunch break
12.30-14.30 Symposia I
14.30-15.00 Coffee
15.00-17.00 Symposia II
17.00-17.15 Break
17.15-18.15 Plenary II

18.30 University of Helsinki Reception

Friday, August 22

9.00-10.00 Plenary III
10.00-10.30 Coffee
10.30-12.30 Symposia III
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.30 Symposia IV
15.30-16.30 Plenary IV
16.30-17.00 Closing of the conference
17.00-18.30 General Assembly of the Baltic Association for History and Philosophy of Science.

18.00 Farewell reception

Saturday, August 23

Guided visit to the Helsinki Observatory museum.

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