Science & Technology in the European Periphery, June 17-20, 2010

7th meeting of Science and Technology in the European Periphery
National University of Ireland, Galway
17-20 June 2010

We are pleased to announce that the 7th meeting of Science and Technology in the European Periphery (STEP) will be hosted by NUI Galway, Ireland, from 17 to 20 June 2010.  Galway is a charming medieval town on the west coast of Ireland, and is the gateway to the beautiful scenery of Connemara and the Burren.  We hope to see many of you there!


An updated version of the programme is now available! (May 31, 2010)

The early bird discounts on registration are no longer available, but Online registration is still open. You can register for the conference (and pay the registration fee) until June 7, 2010, but if you wish to book accommodation on campus, we cannot guarantee it after May 25, 2010.

Full versions of papers were due to be submitted for pre-circulation by May 1, 2010. Papers should be no more than 6,000 words. We will make the papers available to conference participants by the end of May. Please submit them via this website, through the 'Submission of Papers' section (please submit one paper per PDF file, clearly indicating at the top of the document if your paper is part of an organised session; please ignore the references to 'abstracts' on the submission page, which are a mistake we can't sort out).


STEP is an international group of historians of science, medicine and technology founded in 1999 by scholars from all over Europe ( STEP organizes biannual meetings to explore the historical character of science, medicine and technology in regions and societies on the periphery of Europe.  A list of themes of past STEP meeting is available here.

The deadline for submission of paper or session proposals was 31 October 2009. We were delighted with the wonderful response to our CFP, and have tried to fit in as many papers as possible. All session organisers were notified in December of the outcome of their proposal, as were all those who submitted individual paper proposals.

On behalf of the Scientific Committee:

Dr. Aileen Fyfe, NUI Galway, Ireland,
Dr. Juliana Adelman, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland,
Dr. Nick Tosh, NUI Galway, Ireland,
Dr. Faidra Papanelopoulou, University of Athens, Greece,
Dr. Anders Lundgren, University of Uppsala, Sweden,
Dr. David Nofre, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands,

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[Page last updated: 31 May 2010]