The 27th Baltic Conference in History of Science

Riga and Jelgava

October 1st - 2nd, 2015

Main topic: LEARNED SOCIETIES, SCIENCE ACADEMIES, ACADEMIC COMMUNITY IN THE BALTIC

We welcome you heartily to Riga and Jelgava!

Call for Papers

Submitting an abstract

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DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT'S SUBMITION - September 1st, 2015

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Final Program

  • Wednesday, September 30th, Riga

    17.00 – 19:00 Pre-conference lecture “The Pharmaceutical Industry 1850s-1950s: Cross Fertilization West and East.”

    Guest speaker, professor Mary Schaeffer Conroy (USA)

    Riga Stradins University, 16 Dzirciema Str., aud. 2

  • Thursday, October 1st, Riga

    Registration: Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1 Akadēmijas laukums 10.15-13.00

    Plenary Session: 11.00 – 12. 30
    Chair: Prof. Juris Salaks

    1. Opening Address by Prof. Ojārs Spārītis, President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
    2. Prof. Jānis Stradiņš (Riga). Background of the Academies of Sciences of the Baltic States and Courland Society of Literature and Arts
    3. Prof. Libertas Klimka (Vilnius).The first endeavours to establish the Academy of Sciences in Lithuania
    4. Prof. Anto Leikola (Helsinki). Scientific societies in Finland
    5. Prof. Peeter Müürsepp (Tallinn). Philosophy of Science in Estonia. VIDEO

    Honorary Diploma Award Ceremony

    Coffee break

    13.00 – 13.30 General Assembly of the Association of the History and Philosophy of Science of the Baltic States

    14.30 - 17.00 Parallel Sessions (Presentations should not exceed 7 min)
    SESSION I 1 Antonijas Str. (History of Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary)
    Detailed program

    SESSION II 1 Kronvalda bulv. (Education and Culture, Humanities, Societies Natural- and Engineering Sciences)
    Detailed program

    17.30 – 19.00 Get -together
    P.Stradins Museum of the History of Medicine, 1 Antonijas Str.

  • Friday, October 2nd, Jelgava

    08.30 – bus will depart from the square in front of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
    1 Akadēmijas laukums, Riga

    10.00 - 12.00 The Joint Session of the XXVII International Baltic Conference on the History of Science with the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
    Chair: Prof. Dr. Ojārs Spārītis

    1. Opening Address by Gita Grase, Director of G. Elias History and Art Museum in Jelgava
    2. Welcome speech by Andris Rāviņš, Major of the city of Jelgava
    3. Prof. Baiba Rivža (Jelgava). Concept of Agricultural Academies of Sciences and their Role
    4. Prof. Juozas Algimantas Krikštopaitis (Vilnius). Activity of Theodor Grotthuss (1785-1822) in Accordance with the Cultural Anthropology Principles
    5. Address of the President of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Prof. Felix Unger

    Award Ceremony

    12.00 - 12.30 Coffee break and museums tour

    12.30 Departure to the Jelgava Palace /Latvian University of Agriculture

    13.00 - 14:00 Museums tour “Jelgava/Mitau Palace and the exhibition “Tomb of the Dukes of Courland”, guided by Imants Lancmanis (Director of Rundale Palace Museum)

    14.20 Departure to Riga

    15.30 - 16.30 Guided tour in the new building of the Latvian National library (Mukusalas 3, Riga)

About Us

  • Organizing and Programme Committee
  • Prof. Dr. Jānis Stradiņš (chairman),
    President of the of Latvian Association of the History of Science
  • Prof. Dr. Ojārs Spārītis,
    Academy of Sciences of Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. Tālavs Jundzis,
    Academy of Sciences of Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. Baiba Rivža,
    Academy of Sciences of Latvia / University of Agriculture of Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. Jānis Gardovskis,
    Riga Stradins University
  • Prof. Dr. Iveta Ozollanta,
    Riga Stradins University
  • Prof. Dr. Juris Salaks,
    Riga Stradins University
  • Prof. Dr. Leonīds Ribickis,
    Riga Technical University
  • Prof. Dr. Irina Pilvere,
    University of Agriculture of Latvia
  • Prof. Aīda Krūze,
    University of Latvia / Baltic Association of Historians of Pedagogy
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina Platonova,
    Riga Technical University
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gunārs Ozolzīle,
    Riga Technical University
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alīda Zigmunde,
    Riga Technical University
  • Prof. Dr. Juozas Algimantas Krikštopaitis,
    President of the Lithuanian Association of the History and Philosophy of Science
  • Prof. Dr. Peeter Müürsepp,
    President of the Estonian Association of the History and Philosophy of Science
  • Dr. Edīte Bērziņa,
    P. Stradins Museum of the History of Medicine
  • Dr. Ieva Lībiete,
    P. Stradins Museum of the History of Medicine
  • Dr. Gints Putiķis,
    G. Elias Museum for History and Art in Jelgava
  • Prof. Dr. Anto Leikola,
    University of Helsinki, Finnland
  • Prof. Dr. Viesturs Zanders,
    University of Latvia
  • Dr. geogr. Anita Draveniece,
    Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. habil. Algirdas Gaižutis,
    Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences
  • Dr. Birute Railiene,
    Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences