The Global History of Knowledge, 1450–1750

  • Deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Providence, RI

Scientiae seeks proposals for its first fall conference organized around the theme of the Global History of Knowledge.

The international research group Scientiae announces its first fall conference. This event will take place in October 2024 at Brown University and will be organized around the theme The Global History of Knowledge with a specific, but not exclusive, focus on the Americas and the Atlantic in the period 1450–1750.

Historians of science, philosophers, literary scholars, art historians, and other scholars are encouraged to reflect together on the complexities of the early modern period. The conference will feature a keynote address by Pablo F. Gómez (University of Wisconsin-Madison).


The organizing committee consists of Matthijs Jonker (Scientiae/Utrecht University), Tara Nummedal (Brown University), and Hal Cook (Brown University).

How to participate

There are three ways to join:

  • Individual, 20-minute papers: please submit a descriptive title, 200-word abstract, and one-page CV.
  • Complete panels: same as above for each paper, plus 200-word rationale for the panel (maximum four presenters, including chair and/or respondent).
  • Workshops or seminars: one-page CV for each session leader, plus 200-word plan explaining the topic’s suitability and its techniques or resources.

Submit proposals before midnight on May 15, 2024, to [email protected].

Learn more

Inquiries can be addressed to [email protected].