12-15 September 2019: 1st Conference of the IAHS


1st Conference of the International Academy of the History of Science

Athens, Greece, 12-15 September 2019

“Science in Different Cultures and Civilizations”


The International Academy of the History of Science was founded in 1928 with the aim to prepare the first International Congress of History of Science in 1929 in Paris. At this Congress, its statutes were adopted defining it as an academic society gathering the most prominent specialists of the field and aiming at organizing and promoting history of science worldwide. Subsequently, the Academy has organized all international congresses of history of science until the fifth, held in 1947 in Lausanne, where, in a post-war context, the International Union of the History of Science was founded as an association of national committees which took over the task to organize the international congresses.


In order to revive the tradition of connecting specialists in a spirit of conviviality, the Academy launches a new series of international conferences to be held every four years, beginning from September 2019. We call all our members, as well as every historian of science, and particularly young scholars, to participate in this conference by presenting a paper and/or organizing a symposium. All relevant information and the calendar are published on the site of the 1st Conference of the IAHS: http://ciahs.hpdst.gr/


Waiting you in Athens next September,


Efthymios Nicolaidis

IAHS permanent secretary

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Symposia proposals January 15, 2019
  • Decision on accepted Symposia announced February 15, 2019
  • Deadline for stand-alone papers proposals February 28, 2019
  • Decision on accepted stand-alone papers announced March 31, 2019
  • Early registration opens April 1, 2019
  • Early registration closes June 15, 2019
  • Final date for registration August 15, 2019
  • Conference opening September 12, 2019