Österreichische Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Second Austrian-Polish Meeting

Organized jointly by
the Austrian Society for the History of Sciences,
the Austrian Polish Society,
and the PAN Vienna

Date:         26. April, 200z
Time:        4 PM
Venue:      Scientific Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Vienna
                  Boerhaavegasse 25, 1030 Wien
 

The meeting will be opened by introductory remarks of Prof. Hermann Hunger, University of Vienna, Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, chairman of the commission for the history of sciences, mathematics and medicine and Theodor Kanitzer, president of the Austrian Polish Society – ÖPG
                 

The following lectures (30 min. each) will be given:

Copernicus, Copernican Studies and the Science Wars
Prof. Michal Kokowski, Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PAU Cracow

Inscription and fact. Forming knowledge in earth science based on mineralogical books and travels in the eastern Habsburg regions (18th century)
Prof. Marianne Klemun, University Vienna, Member of the commission for the history of sciences, mathematics and medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Chemical education in Poland: how it is, and how it was.
Prof. Roman Edmund Sioda, University of Podlasie, Institute of Chemistry

Prof. Adolf Mikula, University of Vienna, Institute of Chemistry will compare Chemical Education in Austria with the situation in Poland as discussed by Prof. Sioda

The meeting will take place at the Scientific Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Besides the four lectures given there, the program of the 3rd International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science to be held in Vienna in September 2008 will be discussed. Prof. Kokowski, who was one of the main organizers of the 2nd International Conference of ESHS in Cracow, will show what can be learned from his experiences for the Conference in Vienna, which will be chaired by Prof. Hunger.

The meeting is organized on behalf of the “Österreichische Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsgeschichte” by the member of the board, PD Dr. W. Gerhard Pohl g.pohl@aon.at

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