The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds has successfully applied to host the 2020 British Society for the History of Science postgraduate conference. The conference is exclusively organised both by and for postgraduates, offering conference experience to the organising committee, presenters and attendees. Additionally, it will allow PGRs to gain insight into current research taking place within the history of science, technology and medicine.
Questions of science and its relationship with society are highly relevant today, therefore this event aims to explore the historic impact of scientific, technological and medical progress. Several White Rose funded projects touch on these subjects, including the Electronic Soundscapes and Floods research networks. The conference aims to make new connections between PGRs working on the history of science, for example between research taking place within the History and Philosophy of Science at Leeds and Medical Humanities Sheffield. The event aims to bring together scholars across the White Rose who have intersecting interests within these fields, and hope that further collaborations, for example student led forums, will materialise as a result of the conference.
Rachel Garrett, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds
Other student organisers
Polina Merkulova, University of Leeds Kaija-Liisa Koovit, University of Leeds Marta Donati, University of Sheffield (co-supervised University of York) Jean-Baptiste Masson, University of York (co-supervised University of Leeds) Sarah Murphy-Young, University of Leeds