NEW WEBSITE LIPSS by cultuurgeschiedenis2
November 3, 2014, 10:54 am
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LIPSS has a new website. From now on you can find LIPSS at:

Symposium over Georges Lemaître by cultuurgeschiedenis2
May 1, 2014, 9:46 am
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Op 7 mei aanstaande vindt er in de Universiteitshal in Leuven een publiek symposium plaats over George Lemaitre (1894-1966), geestelijk vader van de big bang theorie en professor aan de KU Leuven: Georges Lemaitre’s Big Bang in Modern Cosmology.


Call for Papers: Fourth Young Researchers Days in Relations between Logic, Philosophy and History of Science by cultuurgeschiedenis2
April 8, 2014, 7:23 pm
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When & where

September 26-27, 2014
Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL buildings) and Brussels (Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts).This year, the workshop will be organized in partnership with the 3èmes Rencontres doctorales internationales en philosophie des sciences which will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve by the Société de Philosophie des Sciences on the 25th and 26th of September. Attendance to both congresses will be free and participants are invited to attend both events (from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th).

Aims and scope

Once again, our workshop will provide an ideal opportunity for young researchers (PhD students, young postdocs) working in the fields of Logic, Philosophy of Science* and History of Science in Belgian Universities, to present their work to a larger community of emerging and established scholars in these fields.

Call for papers

Papers will be accepted in English, Dutch, and French. The lingua franca of YRD4 is English, and applicants are encouraged to present papers in this language. Paper presentations should be about 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.Paper proposals (including title, abstract, and institutional affiliation) must be submitted through by May 15, 2014. Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length. For abstracts written in LaTeX, please include the source code in a simple format, with standard commands only. Receipt of your proposal will always be acknowledged. Confirmation of acceptance will be given before the 8th of June.Please note that PhD students working in Philosophy of Science are not allowed to submit papers to both YRD4 and 3èmes Rencontres of the SPS.

Invited speakers

to be announced
Organizing Committee

Patrick Allo (Brussel), Kenneth Bertrams (Bruxelles), Steffen Ducheyne (Brussel), Bruno Leclercq (Liège), Steven Vanden Broecke (Gent), Geert Vanpaemel (Leuven), Bart Van Kerkhove (Brussel).
For more information, please send an e-mail to to the meeting is free of charge for all. There is no need to register. 

Call for Papers: Bodies Beyond Borders. The Circulation of Anatomical Knowledge, 1750-1950 by cultuurgeschiedenis2
February 28, 2014, 8:26 am
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Leuven, 7-9 January 2015

How does anatomical knowledge move from one site to another? Between 1750 and 1950 the study of anatomy underwent great changes, as a part of the development of scientific medicine, through public anatomies, as well as in the interplay between the two. How did these changes spread geographically? How did knowledge about newly discovered lesions travel from one hospital to another? What was the role of anatomical models in the spread of the public consciousness of syphilis, for example? Was the spread of this knowledge hindered by national borders, or did anatomical knowledge cross those borders easily? These questions are concerned with what James Secord terms ‘knowledge in transit’. To seek an answer to these questions, a conference focusing on the circulation of anatomical knowledge between 1750 and 1950 will be organized in Leuven from 7-9 January 2015. Confirmed speakers are Sam Alberti, Sven Dupré, Rina Knoeff, Helen MacDonald, Anna Maerker, Chloé Pirson, Natasha Ruiz-Gómez and Michael Sappol.

Knowledge does not move by itself – it has to be carried. To better understand how anatomical knowledge moves from place to place, we will seek to trace the trajectories of its bearers. Some of those bearers were tied very specifically to the discipline of anatomy: wax models, preserved bodies (or parts of them) or anatomical atlases, for example. These objects are polysemic in nature, tending to have different meanings in different contexts and for different audiences. It makes the question of how anatomical knowledge travelled all the more pertinent if, for example, wax models that went from a Florentine museum to a Viennese medical training institution underwent a shift in meaning en route. But bearers of knowledge less specifically tied to anatomy were equally important: articles, books and individual persons to name but a few examples.

For our conference we welcome contributions regarding the geographical movement of anatomical knowledge between 1750 and 1950. We are equally interested in ‘scientific’ and ‘public’ anatomy – as well as in exchanges between the two domains. Therefore, we encourage contributions about bearers of anatomical knowledge as wide-ranging as persons (scientists, students, freaks), objects (models, preparations, bodies or body parts), visual representations (films, atlases, wall maps) and practices (dissections, travelling exhibitions), as well as their (transnational and intranational) trajectories.


Paper proposals must be submitted by 1 June 2014.


Please send a 300-word abstract to


Notification of acceptance: early July, 2014.



Vroegmoderne Wetenschapsbeoefening in de Lage Landen by cultuurgeschiedenis2
February 27, 2014, 8:19 am
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Dag van het Onderzoek van de Vlaams‐Nederlandse Vereniging voor Nieuwe Geschiedenis

In de Verlichting deden Nederlandse dokters chemische experimenten om te begrijpen hoe verborgen levenskrachten het lichaam in beweging zetten. Het onderzoek binnen het VIDI‐project “Vital Matters: Boerhaave’s Chemico–‐Medical Legacy and Dutch Enlightenment Culture” reconstrueert onder leiding van Rina Knoeff deze experimenten en analyseert het ‘Verlichtingslichaam’ op het snijvlak van geneeskunde en cultuur. Dit project zal worden geconfronteerd met het onderzoek van Vlaamse onderzoekers over vitalisme, de rol van empirisme en kenniscirculatie in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden.

Universiteit Gent,

Vrijdag 14 maart 2014

Universiteitsforum (Ufo)

Leszaal Henri Pirenne (eerste verdieping)

Sint‐Pietersnieuwstraat 35, 9000 Gent

Download hier het programma

Lentevergadering “Wetenschapsgeschiedenis” KZM – 16 maart 2013 by cultuurgeschiedenis2
March 6, 2013, 3:06 pm
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De sectie Geschiedenis van de Lentevergadering van de Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal- en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis is ditmaal gewijd aan wetenschapsgeschiedenis.

U bent van harte welkom op zaterdag 16 maart in de
gebouwen van de KANTL (Gent) vanaf 10u!

Voor meer informatie over programma en locatie: KZM_Lente2013

Call for Papers: Third Young Researchers Days in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science by cultuurgeschiedenis2
April 19, 2012, 1:36 pm
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The Belgian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science and the Belgian National Committee on Logic, History and Philosophy of Science present

Third Young Researchers Days in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science

Brussels, Royal Academy, September 3-4, 2012

The theme of this year’s meeting is the fiftieth anniversary of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which included an epoch making theory on scientific methodology, the organization of the scientific community and the historical development of science. At this occasion, and in a time when a renewed interest in overlapping themes between history and philosophy of science has emerged, we invite participants to explore the many ways in which history, philosophy and logic can find fruitful ways to collaborate towards a better understanding of modern science, without however excluding other relevant contributions.

This workshop will be an ideal opportunity for young researchers (PhD students, young postdocs) working in the cited fields to present their work to a larger community, and for all researchers in these fields to meet and reinforce scientific and personal links.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Karine Chemla (Paris), Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen (Leiden), Thomas Nickles (Nevada), Josep Simon (Paris).

We strongly recommend to present papers in English (although also Dutch and French are accepted).

Every paper has a time slot of 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts can be  submitted until the 21st of May 2012 to, as part of the message body, with the names and affiliation of the authors included (for abstracts written in LaTeX, the source code is required in a simple form, with standard commands only). Receipt will always be acknowledged.

Confirmation of acceptance will be given before the 15th of June.

Up to date information on the meeting will be available at

On behalf of the Organizing Committee: Patrick Allo, Kenneth Bertrams, Bruno Leclercq, Geert Vanpaemel, Bart Van Kerkhove.