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  • From: Brigitte Van Tiggelen <vantiggelen AT>
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  • Subject: [Athena] CfP chemical engineering & biography
  • Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:18:08 +0200

Chers Collègues,
Peut-être cet appel à contribution intéressera-t-il certains d'entre vous? Pour toute info ou participation, contacter annette.lykknes AT
Bien cordialement,
Brigitte Van Tiggelen

-------- Message transféré -------- Sujet : CfP chemical engineering & biography Date : Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:14:26 +0000 De : Annette Lykknes <annette.lykknes AT NTNU.NO> Répondre à : Annette Lykknes <annette.lykknes AT NTNU.NO> Pour : MERSENNE AT JISCMAIL.AC.UK




I am seeking participants for a panel on chemical engineering & biography for the 10th International Conference on the History of Chemistry, to be held in Aveiro, Portugal, on 9-12 September, 2015.


The theme of the conference is chemical biography in the 21st century. The conference will critically examine the conceptual turn in the historiography of chemistry, from biography as a “whiggish” and hagiographical approach to biography as a genre which analyzes thematic problems and social-cultural-questions. Furthermore, the conference aims to explore ways in which the biographical approach can be fruitfully employed by historians of chemistry (see


I would like to organize a panel which explores how biography can be used to understand the history of chemical engineering. Topics may include: biography as a means to shed light on how students of chemical engineering, professors, or practicing engineers shaped their identities in different historical times, how the history of engineering education, or the history of women engineers, can be understood from the perspective of biography. How is the turn in biographical approach visible in the historiography of chemical engineering? To which extent, and in what way, can the nature of industrial chemistry, or the history of chemical industry, be interpreted through biography or prosopography? Case studies and meta studies are equally welcome, but as the call for papers for the conferences states: Papers which simply present the biography of a chemist will not be accepted, as there must be a line of argument or a historical problematic.


If you are interested in participating in this panel, please send an email to annette.lykknes AT

Abstracts should be produced in Microsoft Word (or PDFs) and be a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 300 words – Use the downloaded Template  (


Send the abstract directly to me no later than 23rd April



Best regards,


Annette Lykknes

  • [Athena] CfP chemical engineering & biography, Brigitte Van Tiggelen, 04/08/2015

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