Last Update: 24th August 2005

The Aim of the Conference

The previous conference organised by the Working Party (WP) on History of Chemistry of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) – formerly Federation of European Chemical Societies (FECS) – was held in Budapest in September 2003 on “Communication in chemistry in Europe , across borders and across generations”. A major aim of these conferences organised by the WP is to facilitate communication between historically interested chemists and historians of chemistry from all over Europe .

Under the large umbrella of the theme “Chemistry, Technology and Society”, the present conference will mainly focus on three topics, which all have attracted public and scholarly attention in recent years. By discussing the cultural and material influences on chemistry, as well as the practical and cultural impacts of this discipline, the conference aims at improving our understanding of the place of chemistry in its technological and social environments. Some special sessions will also be devoted to the development of Portuguese chemistry.


Main Topics

The material culture of chemistry:

  • laboratory practices and instruments

Applied chemistry:

  • the chemical industry
  • military technologies
  • technological processes
  • agricultural and food chemistry, and the environment

The Popularization of chemistry:

  • practices
  • spaces
  • audiencies

Portuguese chemistry





>>Hotel Estoril Eden
>>Academia das Ciências de Lisboa
>>Museu da Farmacia
>>Restaurante Sr. Vinho
>>Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
>>Aqueduto das Águas Livres
>>Mãe d'Água Amoreiras
>>Laboratoria Chimico da Escola Politécnica de Lisboa
>>Solar dos Loridos
>>Vila d'Obidos
>>Rio Maior's Saltworks

>> Check out the Conference Programme page, new details abou the visit to the Laboratório Chimico da Escola Politécnica de Lisboa

>> There are available for download the Papers (Updated Regularly)

>> The 3rd CIRCULAR of the conference is now available for download (Updated on the 16th of July)

>> Anita Kildebæk and Sona Strbanova's Workshop on "European Chemical Societies" (6th September)

>>POSTERS Dimensions: The Dimensions of each poster must be 120 Cm x 80 Cm (high x wide).

>> Ambix Journal
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