On 21-22 Juni 2024 Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for the History of Science and Universities, will hold its double-jubilee biannual meeting in the Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre (Zeist). Gewina itself celebrates its 111th year, and its meeting in Woudschoten will be the 10th. The conference brings together historians of science, humanities, medicine, universities and technology; and all those from other fields with an interest in the history of knowledge. The theme of this year’s jubilee edition is Ecology & Economy: History of Knowledge during the Unequal Anthropocene.

In times of unprecedented changes on an unprecedented scale in the history of humanity, economic and ecological concerns attract a lot of interest. ‘Human’ alterations of planet Earth have inspired the introduction of the concept ‘Anthropocene’ for the current geological period. The concept of ‘Anthropocene’ questions the modern distinction between the history of nature and the history of human affairs. (Early) modern knowledge and expertise have contributed significantly to the creation of this distinction. The fields of history of science, medicine and technology have been crossing this boundary for quite some time to understand how knowledge and expertise shaped societies and vice versa. 

The concept of the ‘Anthropocene’ is contested too for its focus on a general ‘human’. Historically and today, ecological and economic responsibilities and vulnerabilities are distributed unequally amongst humanity. This is why the notion of the unequal Anthropocene’ puts inequality centre stage as a key conference theme besides ecology and economy.

You can register with a "reduced tarif" ticket.


Please note that you have to book a room at the conference hotel yourself by using "Gewina2024" (case sensitive) as a "promotional code" via this link. Gewina has reserved 50 rooms at a discount rate for conference participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.


You can register with the "gewina-member discount" option, when ordering the ticket below. Your membership will be checked after you have registered and paid.


You can apply for a membership (with various benefits!) through this web page.

> Students: 24,- per year

> Regular: 42,- per year

Afterwards, you can register below with the "Gewina membership" discount option.

You can register by picking the "regular ticket" option, below.


Gewina offers the following registration options:

> Regular ticket (225,00)

> Student ticket (190,00)

> Regular ticket for members of Gewina (190,00)

> Student ticket for student members of Gewina (160,00)

> Reduced ticket for participants with a temporary contract (155,00)

Early bird discount for participants registering before 31.03.2024. Please note that membership of Gewina will be checked upon registration. If you have any questions about this registration form, please contact Martijn van der Meer via r.m.vandermeer@erasmusmc.nl

€ 225.00
€ 150.00
€ 75.00

Total: € 0.00

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