Girona, 2-4 July 2020

Organized by Commission on Science & Literature DHST/IUHPST and the Càtedra Dr. Bofill de Ciències i Humanitats


Third call for papers and extension deadline (March 15th)

Following the successful three International Conferences on Science and Literature which took place in Athens, Poellau and Paris, this Conference is the fourth to be organized under the aegis of the Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST. The fourth International Conference will be organized by the Càtedra Dr. Bofill de Ciències I Humanitats (Dr Bofill Chair on Science and the Humanities) integrated at the University of Girona (UdG) with the technical support of the Commission on Science and Literature. The conference includes communications with public lectures (we are glad to announce that our list of keynote speakers includes the prestigious scholar, Simon J. Schaffer, from the University of Cambridge).

As it was the case with the first three Conferences, the fourth one does not have a specific theme, as its intent continues to be the creation of an open forum for all scholars interested in Science and Literature. Nevertheless, the Conference will be organized along thematic sessions. Those proposed by the Organizing Committee are:

·         Science in Western Art

·         Literature and Medicine

·         Science and Religion

·         Poetry and Science

·         Scientific Genres in Science Fiction

·         Mathematics, Physics and Literature

·         Women in the History of Science, Philosophy and Literature

Other themes, according to the papers accepted by the Scientific Committee, can be organized.

Proposals for individual papers or panels of three or four papers should be submitted until March 15th, 2020, with an extension deadline from previous CfP. They must include the title of the paper (or the theme of the panel), name and affiliation of the author(s), an abstract of no more than 350 words and a short CV. Proposals and inquiries about practical matters may be sent to gvlahakis@yahoo.com and cgamez@unav.es. An international scientific committee will review the submissions and notice of acceptance will be sent at mid-March 2020. Participants will have the opportunity to submit their paper to be considered for publication in a special issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews.

Juan Ortega will be the chair of the Local Organizing Committee.

Registration: March 15th to May 30th, 2020

Registration fees (include coffee, tea, refreshments and Conference material): 100 Euros

Fees for students and early career scholars: 50 Euros

Participants are asked to make their own arrangements concerning their accommodation in Girona, but the Conference organizers have published useful information and interesting offers (discounts on bookings are available until May 31st). There is also a 35% discount for those travelling to Girona with RENFE (the Spanish national railway company).

This information and the preliminary program with the keynote speakers can be consulted at: www.icscienceandliterature.com.