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Science Overcomes Borders? International Scientific Conferences, Conventions and Congresses in the 20th and 21st Century

24th and 25th November 2016, Vila Lanna, Prague

Conference Program... (pdf)

7th Winter Workshop on History of Mathematics Mathematics and computing: How mathematicians contributed to the developments in computing machinery and in computing in general

26–29 January 2017, Tři Studně (Žďár nad Sázavou)

Invitation... (pdf)

Abstracts of Papers of 7th Conference of the European Society for the History of Science

7th Conference of the European Society for the History of Science

Book of Abstracts

Book of abstracts...

7th Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, organized by the Society of the History of Science and Technology of the Czech Republic, will be held in Prague, 22th—24th September 2016...

Konferenz Joseph Hardtmuth: Architekt, Erfinder und Unternehmer im Dienste der Liechtensteiner

15–16 September 2016, Schloss Lednice (Eisgrub)


Pozvánka a program

Einladung...   Pozvánka... (pdf),   Anmeldung...   Přihláška... (pdf)
Programm...   Program... (pdf)

Conference The Clementinum and Jesuit Science

The National Library of the Czech Republic in association with the Astronomical Institute of Charles University, the Institute of the History of Charles University, and the Archives of Charles University organize the conference The Clementinum and Jesuit Science. It will take place at the Clementinum in Prague from Wednesday 9 November to Thursday 10 November 2016. The conference is held on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Emperor Matthias´ issuing the privilege to the Jesuit College of St. Clement /27 August 1616, Universitas Ferdinandea/ and the 300th birthday anniversary of Joseph Stepling /29 June 1716/.


The theme of the conference will be the position of the Clementinum in the world of nascent modern science and its role as a centre of social, university and scientific life in Prague of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Announcement... (pdf)


11th International Symposium on History of Medicine, Pharmacology and Veterinary Medicine: Theory, Methodology, and Sources for History of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Veterinary Medicine

June 26—27, 2015, Faculty of Philosophy, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Call for Paper... (pdf)
Call for Paper... (Scribd)

Conference Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge

June 4—6, 2015, Praha (Karolinum)

Programme... (pdf)

Publication Ethics Statement

Publication Ethics Statement (pdf)

5th Winter Workshop on History of Mathematics Mathematics, mathematicians and war: How does war affect mathematical work and vice versa?

January 8—11, 2015, Tři Studně, Hotel U Loubů

Preliminary Programme... (pdf)


ConferenceThe First Decades of the Prague University: Transforming Intellectual Space in the 14th-c. Central Europe

November 6—7, 2014, Praha

Programme... (pdf)


Workshop The Building of Czechoslovak Anthropology

Science of Man in Czech Lands and Aleš Hrdlička (1869–1943)
October 17, 2013

Invitation card... (pdf)



29 September 2011–1 October, 2011, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

WEBSITE...   (Revised: 27 September 2011)


Jaroslav Folta in Memoriam (Mila Rechcigl) (Scribd)


Archival Traditions and Practice: Are Archivists Historians?

29 Sept–3 Oct May 2010, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

International Council on Archives – Section on University and Research Institution Archives (SUV)


Technology & East-West relations: Transfers, parallel histories, and the European laboratory

Call for Papers (pdf) for the 4th Tensions of Europe Plenary Conference & Closing ESF Inventing Europe Conference, June 17—20, 2010 at Sofia University (Bulgaria).


International Conference Kepler’s Heritage in the Space Age (400th anniversary of the publication of Kepler’s Astronomia Nova)

International Conference, Prague, August 24–27, 2009
National Technical Museum Prague and possibly some institutions connected with the Kepler’s activities in Prague
Conference organizer: National Technical Museum Prague
Conference Co-Organizers: Czech Astronomical Society, Society for the History of Sciences and Technology

2nd Circular... (pdf)

Registration Form... (pdf)


Science and Technology in the Czech Lands in the Period of World War 2

25th Conference for Teachers of History of Sciences and Technology (Inter Arma Silent Musae?)

25th Conference for Teachers of History of Sciences and Technology

The 25th Jubilee Conference will be held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the National Technical Museum, October 14 to 15, 2008, in the newly reconstructed motion-picture theatre.

More... (pdf)


Diagnosis as a Source of Historical Research

Prague, Charles University, 25th–26th October 2007

Call for Papers (pdf)

Czech technology (20th cent.) as compared to the world development

Práce z dějin techniky a přírodních věd (Transactions of the History of Technology and Science) edited by the Society for the History of Science and Technology in the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Research Department of Technology and Exact Sciences of National Technical Museum in Prague. Last issues of years 2005 and 2006.

Abstracts (pdf)

Georg Joseph Camel (1661—1706)

Congress with International Participation. Brno, Czechia, June 8—10, 2006


Selected publications by Vítězslav Orel after 1992. To his 80th birthday

On the occasion of his 80th birthday the Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University is publishing the list of Orel’s selected publications after 1992 aimed mostly to the elucidation of Mendel’s discovery within the concept of science studies. More...


The Exhibition Machina Mundi

Výstava Machina Mundi -- pozvánka -- kliknutím zvětšit

The National technical museum and the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florenc have the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Machina Mundi on monday, november 7th, 2005, 6 pm.

At the opening, the minister of culture will present Jaroslav Folta, head of the NTM’s History of technology department, with the Prize for Research and Development.

Tre exhibition is a part of the Science and Technology Week 2005. The exhibition runs until february 26, 2006, tu—fri 9am—5pm, sat—sun 10am—6pm.


Cover of Vol. XXXVIII (2005), 1 kB

First number of the volume XXXVIII, 2005, is devoted to the 40 anniversary of the Society for the History of Sciences and Technology founding, in 1965 with the attribute Czechoslovak.

Several articles contribute to the occasion: Pavel Drábek and Jaroslav Folta ( To Forty Years of the Society for the History of Sciences and Technology ) expound the development and possibilities of the discipline, the history of sciences and technology, from the 19th century in the Czech lands, then they describe the circumstances of the Society founding and name the significant specialists who played role in this process.

In the second article Luboš Nový ( History of Science and Technology Between Sciences and Popularisation ) contributes to the anniversary by the substantial account summarizing first advisable aims of the discipline in the Czech lands compared with the development abroad, proper methodology, ways of study for the specialisation of the history of sciences and technology, possibilities of undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and polarisation between papers from real research and texts with in fact popularising character.

Vítězslav Orel ( Historical Research at the Restoration of Genetics in Brno after 1948 ) deals with problems of the history of genetics, especially in line with his life-long study of Gregor Mendel, his research and foundation of the scientific branch, and of the whole situation in Moravia in the 19th century, where the breeding and cultivation of both animals and plants flowered; the local institutions and the specialists of the history of sciences and technology in Moravia are mentioned, too.

Portrait of one of founders and important researchers in the discipline, Jan Kořan, is set up by Miloš Hořejš ( Jan Kořan, Significant Researcher and Organizer of the History of Sciences and Technology ). Daniel Mayer ( Important Moments in the Work of the Plzeň Branch of the Society in the Past 40 Years + Portrait of Vladimír Bárta ) and Jiřina Kalendovská ( Founders of the Olomouc and Brno Branch of the Society ) aided with the description of the establishing and work of the Society’s branches. D. Mayer added a biography of Vladimír Bárta, one of Plzeň historians and officials, and J. Kalendovská gives data on important Moravian historians of sciences (M. Matoušek, V. Kruta and others).

Three texts were taken over (reprinted) from the first number of the Society periodical Zprávy (Reports). Jan Kořan: To the Czechoslovak Society for the History of Sciences and Technology Origin (from the Report at the Establishing General Assembly on April 9, 1965 ), the text was a substantial part of one of main speeches given at the founding assembly. J. Smolka: Establishment of the Czechoslovak Society for the History of Sciences and Technology; information on the course of the assembly and its results. M. Bokesová-Uherová: Establishing General Assembly of the Slovak Committee of the Czechoslovak Society for the History of Sciences and Technology; the similar information on the course of the Committee in Slovakia.


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science–four postdoctoral fellowships

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, announces four postdoctoral fellowships (two years, with the possibility of a further one-year renewal) in conjunction with a research project on The History of Scientific Observation
(see for a description).

Details (pdf)

Science in contact at the beginning of the “scientific revolution”

Prague, Czechia, June 23—27, 2004
see  First Announcement


Prague, June 8—11, 2003

Organised by the Commission Women in Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science/Division of History of Science (IUHPS/DHS) and Research Centre for the History of Sciences and Humanities founded by the Czech Academy opf Sciences and Charles University, Prague in cooperation with other Prague institutions .

Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Mojsejevová, Research Centre for the History of Sciences and Humanities, Legerová 61, 120 00 Praha 2. Telefon: 221 990 617, FAX: 224 943 057. E-mail: or


Floods in the editorial office—August 2002

Archive of AV CR - 14. 8. 2002 11:30     Archive of AV CR - 14. 8. 2002 11:30     Photo Gallery

Tycho Brahe and Prague: Crossroads of European Science

An International Symposium on the History of Science in Rudolphine period organized on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Tycho Brahe's death (Prague, 24. 10. 1601)
Prague, october 2001


Czech Science and Prague Spring (1963–1970)

The 4th conference of the series on the science in the 20th century organised by the Historical Institute-Archives of Charles University on November 22–23, 2000 in Prague, Carolinum

Symposium to the 400th anniversary of the death of Tadeáš Hájek z Hájku

(Thaddeus Hagecius) is prepared by a committee chaired by Pavel Drabek (Society for the History of Sciences and Technology). It is to commemorate Hájek´s main activities and contributions to many scientific disciplines during one-day session held on 31 August 2000. The committee asks all interested to help with the organization of symposium and to take part in it. Please, write - mail - fax, either at the address of the journal´s editor or at the address of the Society.

Tadeáš Hájek (1525-1600) and hop

Zatec (Czechia), September to October 2000.
The Hop Museum in cooperation with Society for the History of Sciences and Technology.

Michael Maestlin

450th anniversary of birth of Kepler's pupil and partner in correspondence. Faculty of Physics of the University in Tübingen (Dr. Gerhard Betsch) - organizes symposium on 11-13 October 2000. New contributions not only on Maestlin but also on Kepler and Schickard are expected. For further information write please to dr. Gerhard Betsch, Tübingen University - E-mail:

31th International Congress for the History of Veterinary Medicine

Brno, September 6-10, 2000.
Information: VETEDUCA s.r.o., Moravské náměstí 13, 602 00 Brno

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