BSHS online conference

The largest event in the BSHS calendar, the annual summer meeting welcomes contributors from all areas of the profession. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year’s conference is held online.


Conference Information

The virtual conference will take place between 13-15 July. We kindly ask speakers to register via Eventbrite. They will receive further information about access to zoom and guidelines based on the Eventbrite registration. Speakers have to be members of the society. If you are not yet a member you can join upon acceptance of your abstract. See our membership page for details – we offer a subsidised rate for anyone who is at a financial disadvantage.

No other fees are associated with presenting. Attendance is free of charge. You can find the links to the panels on zoom in the programme.

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Conference Activities

Due to the ongoing critical situation concerning COVID-19, the annual conference of the BSHS will be held online this year from July 13 to July 15, with over 60 talks from scholars from all over the world. Although we cannot meet in person, we have planned for several additional activities to not miss out on the social side of our annual conferences!


The British Society for the History of Science

Founded in 1947, the BSHS is Britain’s largest learned society devoted to the history of science, technology and medicine. Current members include lecturers, writers, students, teachers, museum curators and private individuals. We aim to bring together people with interests in all aspects of the field, and to publicise relevant ideas within the wider research and teaching communities and in the media.

The BSHS welcomes members from all backgrounds, in the UK and internationally. Current members include academics, writers, students, museums professionals, schoolteachers and anyone with an interest in some aspect of the history of science, technology and medicine.

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The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who use the methods of the humanities to understand science, technology, and medicine in their local and global contexts. Collectively, its faculty and student expertise spans Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, North America, and Europe, and covers topics ranging across the physical, biological, human and social sciences, technology, and medicine.

IHPST offers a wide and rich array of undergraduate and graduate programs of study: Major and Minor programs in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; a Minor program in Science, Technology, and Society; and MA and PhD programs in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.