July 7–12


The Local Organizing Committee is happy to welcome you in Oslo for the 2019 International Society for the History Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology biennial meeting.

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 2019 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.

Welcome to Oslo!

Ageliki Lefkaditou, chair of the Local Organizing Committee (NTM)
Susanne Bauer (TIK, UiO)
Sophia Efstathiou (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU)
Hallvard Fossheim (Department of Philosophy, UiB)
Christoph Gradmann (HELSAM, UiO)
Thomas F. Hansen (CEES, UiO)
Jon Røyne Kyllingstad (MUV, UiO)


The ISHPSSB 2019 registration system is now open. Please follow this link:  to register.

Registration fee payment (for both participants and guests):
- until 3 May 2019: Early registration
- 4 May–7 June 2019: Late registration

7–12 July 2019: Conference dates

The Oslo 2019 ISHPSSB meeting starts on Sunday 7 July with social events such as welcome speeches, reception with soft drinks and finger food, museum tours and film viewings at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology. The last day of the meeting will be Friday 12 July with half-day of presentations and special tours in Oslo after the end of the program.

Linkt to ISHPSSB's website

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