2023 Conference Information
Uppsala University, 9-10 June 2023
The Department is located in the English Park Campus – Centre for the Humanities, in House 6 (Hus 6, the building in red on the campus map)
Department of History of Science and Ideas, Thunbergsvägen 3P, SE 752 38 Uppsala, Sweden
Transportation to Uppsala by flight
Uppsala is conveniently and easily reached in just 18 minutes from Arlanda Airport, the main airport for both Stockholm and Uppsala. There are frequent departures and tickets can be bought on site at Arlanda, at the desk in SkyCity.
Transportation to Uppsala by train
Trains to Uppsala arrive at Uppsala Central Station (there is only one train station in Uppsala). The train station is located in the city center, close to some of the hotels, and within 20 minutes walking distance from the English Park Campus and the Department.
Travelling within Uppsala
We have reserved a restricted number of rooms at Akademihotellet with reduced prices, ranging from 955 SEK (Economy Room) to 1 055 SEK (Superior Room). To book any of these rooms one needs to contact the hotel directly, either on phone (0046–18-155190) or via email ([email protected]), and refer to the conference booking code. The rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis until April 8 at the latest. Akademihotellet is located very close to the English Park Campus and the Department, within only 5 minutes walk.
Three recommended first class hotels are:
Grand Hotell Hörnan – located 15–20 minutes walk from the conference venue
Radisson Blu Hotel – close to the train station
Elite Hotel Academia – close to the train station
If you prefer a cheaper option, a recommended budget alternative is
CityStay Uppsala – 10–15 minutes from the conference venue.
All papers are pre-circulated and read in advance, with ample time set aside for full-plenary discussion of each paper. The deadline for submitting your paper is May 15, with PDF format preferred. Target length is 25 pages, though please aim to keep your papers under 12,000 words. To honor the intensive workshop format, it is important that all papers are ready at that time.
The conference is organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.
Please assume that all participants have read your paper. Presenters should take around 5 minutes, and no more than 10, to describe the paper’s background and relationship to other work and/or broader projects. Many presenters find it useful to conclude with a few questions for discussion, including requests for feedback on specific elements of the paper. Most speakers talk informally from notes, although Powerpoint facilities are available upon request. After the brief remarks, the balance of the 50-minute session will be devoted to a discussion between you and the other participants.
Please register for the conference, which includes a conference fee (waived for graduate students).