Call for Papers: The Laboratory Revolution, The Rise of the Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950.
26-27 October 2017, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

The conference ‘The Laboratory Revolution’ intends to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to study how the laboratory changed both science and the university. By bringing together the expertise of historians of science and scholarship, historians of architecture, social and cultural historians, and historians of the university, the organizers hope to create a better understanding of the revolution brought about by the rise of the laboratory – a revolution that is still going on.

The conference organizers welcome abstracts for papers on topics related to the conference theme. Possible themes include: the German Model of Laboratory Science, Planning and Construction of University Laboratories, the Design and Architecture of Laboratories, Social Life in the Laboratory, the Differentiation of Laboratory Space, Laboratories as Teaching Units, and Instruments and Laboratories. See also the provisional program on the website of the conference.

Please send the abstract of your proposal to Professor Klaas van Berkel (k.van.berkel@rug.nl) by 15th May 2017. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing, and sent as a doc or docx file (please do not use pdf format). The author’s name and contact information (affiliation, address and professional status) should be specified in your e-mail message. If you are not sure whether your proposal fits in the program, feel free to contact the organizers at the above e-mail address. Notification of acceptance will be send by 23rd June 2017.

The full call for papers can be downloaded here and more information on the conference can be accessed at www.labrevolution2017.com

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