[HASN logo] No. 35, August-Sept. 1995 ISSN 0811-4757

Edited and published by Tim Sherratt (Tim.Sherratt@asap.unimelb.edu.au) for ASAP.

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24 - 25 November 1995:

The Making of a Public Intellectual: A conference in honour of John Mulvaney.

To be held at London, UK. Contact: Tom Griffiths, Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 28 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DS UK.

27 - 30 November 1995:

Multimedia Preservation: Capturing the Rainbow.

The 2nd annual conference for the National Preservation Office. To be held at the Brisbance Hilton. The conference will examine issues relating to the preservation of and by electronic media. Contact Katy Bellingham, National Preservation Office, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT 2600. Tel: (06) 262 1357. Fax: (06) 273 4493.

8 December 1995:

Seminar on The Literature of Australian Natural History.

A seminar about writers and writing on the animals and plants of Australia. To be held at Canberra, ACT. Contact: Nick Drayson, English Dept, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACT 2600. Tel: (06) 268 8433. Fax: (06) 268 8899. Email: nick-drayson@adfa.oz.au

5 - 10 January 1996:

GASAT 8 (Gender & Science & Technology) International Conference: Towards Sustainable Development: Achieving the 4 E's: Education, Employment, Equality and Empowerment.

To be held at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Contact: GASAT 8 Secretariat, SATWAC Foundation, A1/22, Amrapali, Sukhipura, New Shardamanir Rd, Paldi, Ahmedabad-380 007, India. Tel: (91 79) 428 991. Fax: (91 79) 416 941.

19 - 23 February 1996:

13th Australian Geological Convention AGSO Jubilee Symposium.

Papers are now being called for, for the history section. Contact: David Branagan, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Sydney, 2006. Fax: (02) 351 0184. Phone: (02) 958 7127.

9 - 12 April 1996:

Descartes' Natural Philosophy - to mark the Quatercentenary of Descartes' Birth.

To be held at the University of Sydney, 9-12 April 1996. The main themes of the conference will be Descartes' account of physiology, optics, mathematics, harmonic theory, mechanics, cosmology, cognition and the nature of the mind. Papers are invited on any of these or on related themes,including the background to Descartes' work in natural philosophy and the way in which it was taken up in the 17th and 18th centuries. Abstracts (c.200words) should reach the conference organiser by 1 November 1995. Conference Organiser: Dr Stephen Gaukroger, TM Philosophy, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Email: Stephen.Gaukroger@philosophy.su.edu.au

1 - 4 August 1996:

Annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology.

To be held at the Forum Hotel in Gloucester Road, London, near the Science Museum. Contact: Peter Morris, The Science Museum, London SW72DD, United Kingdom; Fax: 44 171 938 9736. Email: p.morris@ic.ac.uk

19-24 August 1996:

Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at the Millenium.

This conference, to be held in Utrecht, is being organised by the University for Humanist Studies in cooperation with the International Society for the Study of European Ideas. The general theme of the conference will be subdivided into five sections: History, Geography, Science; Economics, Politics, Law; Education, Women's Studies, Sociology; Art, Literature, Religion, Culture; Language, Philosophy, Psychology. Abstracts are now being called for. Contact: University for Humanist Studies, att. Ms Lenette van Buren M.Sc., PO Box 797, 3500 AT Utrecht, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 30 390142. Fax: +31 30 390170. Email: ISSEI96@univforhuman.nl

23 - 27 August 1996:

Science and Other Knowledge Traditions. Incorporating the 1996 Comparative Scientific Traditions Conference.

To be held at Cairns, Qld. Contact: Paul Turnbull, Dept of History and Politics, James Cook University, PO Q4111. Fax: (077) 81 4487. Email: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au

26 - 31 August 1996 (tentative date):

8th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, arranged on behalf of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science Technology and Medicine.

To be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. The conference will consist of four topical symposia with invited papers, plus scientific sessions. Contact the Secretariat, c/o Professor Yung Sik KIM, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea. Tel: 02 880 6637. Fax: 02 873 0418.

6 - 9 September 1996:

The Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences.

Contact: Iain McCalman, Conference Administrator, HRC. Tel: (06) 249 4786. Fax: (06) 248 0054.

11 - 14 September 1996:

3rd Triennial Conference of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry (EAHP).

To be held at Würzburg, Germany. Suggestions for appropriate section topics and speakers are welcome and should be directed to the secretaries of the EAHP. Contact: Dr Mario Lanczik, Psychiatry Hospital, University of Würzburg, Fuchsleinstr. 15, D-97080 Würzburg, Germany. Tel: ++49 931 203202. Fax:++49 931 203425.

19-20 September 1996:

Ecology and Empire: The Environmental History of Settler Societies.

To be held in London, UK. A major international conference which aims to set the Australian environmental experience in a global and comparative context by looking at the expansion of Europe and the hsitorical experience of other settler societies. Sponsored by the Sir Robert Mezies Centre for Australian Studies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 28 Russell Square, London WC1B5DS. Tel: +44 (0)171 580 5876. Fax: +44 (0)171 580 9627. The organisers are Dr Tom Griffiths and Dr Libby Robin (email: t.griffiths@sas.ac.uk, l.robin@sas.ac.uk)

30 September - 5 October 1996:

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia 1996 Commemorative Conference: The Scientific Savant in Nineteenth Century - a Celebration of the Life, Times and Legacy of Ferdinand von Mueller (22-24 Sept.) and Beyond the Floras (26-28 Sept.).

To be held at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic. Contact: Dr T.J. Entwisle, Committee Convenor, 1996 Commemorative Conference Committee, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra, Vic, 3141. Tel: (03) 655 2300. Fax: (03) 655 2350. Email: Entwisle@botany.unimelb.edu.au

11-13 November 1996:

SCICOMM 96: The Fourth International Conference on the Public Understanding of Science and Technology.

To be held at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The conference aims to provide a stimulating environment for an international audience of practising science communicators, science journalists, scientists involved and interested in communication, and those involved in communication research. The conference WWW site provides updated conference information and enables registration and lodgement of workshop submissions electronically: http://SCICOMM96.unimelb.edu.au/SCICOMM96/.
Postal address: SCICOMM 96, PO Box 4071, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia. General enquiries to the Secretariat: Mike Pickford, Australian Science Network P/L, Tel: 059 832 400 Fax: 059 832 223. Email: asn@surf.metro.net.au

1996 - 1997:

A Conference on Surveying the Record: North American Scientific Exploration to 1900.

The American Philosophical Society Library wishes to sponsor a meeting on the above topic sometime late in 1996 or in 1997. The Society plans to hold a meeting with two basic purposes: to examine and hopefully illuminate new historical approaches to scientific expeditions and surveys; and to stimulate discussion and intellectual interchange between the new generation and the older generation of scholars. To accomplish these goals we invite participation of historians, art historians, historical geographers, anthropologists, archaeologists, historical botanists and others in a format that features panel discussions, short papers, progress reports, and major addresses. While the focus will be mainly on the continental United States, we would wecome topics on Canadian, Mexican, Polar, and oceanic scientific expeditions. The Society seeks your advice on the feasibility of holding this conference. Contact: Dr. Edward C. Carter II, Librarian, American Philosophical Society, 105 S. 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Fax: (215) 440-3423. Email: ecarter@mail.sas.upenn.edu

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