International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology
The meeting is a joint effort of The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology (NTM) and the University of Oslo Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), the Institute of Health and Society (HELSAM), the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, and the Museum of Cultural History – Department of Ethnography, Numismatics, Classical Archaeology and University History (MUV). It will take place at the main university campus, Blindern, which is located on the western outskirts of the city centre.
The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) brings together scholars from diverse disciplines, including the life sciences as well as history, philosophy, and social studies of science. The biennial ISHPSSB summer meetings are known for innovative, transdisciplinary sessions, and for fostering informal, co-operative exchanges and on-going collaborations.
With the 2018 meeting we hope to continue and enrich our traditions. We will build on the strengths of the local communities of scholars in the social studies of science, biomedical sciences, science communication and museum studies, and we will explore new and persistent topics through engaging and innovative formats. We encourage all organizers of sessions and participants to attend especially to considerations of diversity in terms of discipline, geography, ethnicity, gender and career stage. We are committed to work for high accessibility and reducing our environmental impact. We will try our best to stay true to ISHPSSB’s spirit and create a collegial and informal atmosphere of lively dialogue.