The registration deadline for attending the 6th Norwegian Conference on the History of Science, which will take place in Oslo, Norway, 11-13 February 2015, is fast approaching.
The conference will start on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 February 2015 with two parallel themed sessions. It will continue with a welcome reception followed by a plenary lecture from Greg Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Director of the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, and President of the British Society for the History of Science (Lecture title: "Mendel the Fraud? A Social History of Truth in Genetics").
On the second day, the conference will start with a second plenary lecture by the historian and author of "Building Trust: The History of DNV, 1864-2014," Gard Paulsen (Lecture title: "The Norwegian Truth: On the Legitimacy of Ship Classification and Commissioned History." The programme will continue with a series of two parallel themed sessions until early in the afternoon. The conference dinner will take place among the Museum's collections on the same day and will be followed by a public lecture from Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Professor of History of Science, Departments of History and Biology, University of Florida. (Lecture title: "It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: The History and Evolution of Infectious Disease"). The museum will remain open to the public until late at night and a number of public events along with museum tours have been scheduled.
The third day of the conference will continue on with two parallel themed sessions and a roundtable discussion on the prospects of history of science in Norway.
The event is organized by The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, the national museum of technology, industry, science and medicine, and generously supported by The Science Studies Colloquium Series, University of Oslo.
More information on how to register can be found here: http://6nchs2015.weebly.com/registration.html