Commission on Science and Literature – Upcoming Conferences


The next international conference of the Commission on Science and Literature (CoSciLit) will take place from 7th to 9th September 2016 at Pöllau, Austria and will be hosted by Echophysics and the Victor Franz Hess Society, with the support of the European Physical Society. The call for papers will be announced in due course, but please hold the dates if you would like to attend. The conference will follow immediately after another conference at Pöllau on the history of physics, organized by the History of Physics Group/European Physical Society and the Institute of Physics, UK.


CoSciLit was established in 2013 during the 24th International Congress on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (iCHSTM), held by the Division of History of Science and Technology of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science in Manchester. We will be contributing symposia to the 25th iCHSTM, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 23 to 29 July 2017 ( We welcome proposals for both thematic panels and stand-alone papers to include in our symposia. Please send proposals to George Vlahakis ( by 31st March 2016. Each panel/symposium has to have at least three presenters, and please bear in mind that according to the policy of the Congress only one paper can be given by each individual participating in the conference.


George Vlahakis and John Holmes, CoSciLit