Baltic Association of the History and Philosophy of Science




Statement of Support for Ukrainian Colleagues



XXXI Baltic Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science, Tartu 2024

Scientific Instruments in History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine

University of Tartu, Estonia, 13-15 June 2024

This international conference aims to bring together scholars researching various areas in history and philosophy of science and medicine to our beautiful city of Tartu (Dorpat), Estonia. The year of 2024 has an important place in the history of the University of Tartu as we will be celebrating 200 years since the arrival of world's best telescope - the Great Dorpat Refractor which was used by astronomer and geodesist Friedrich G. W. Struve to make many important discoveries and studies for 19th century science. Thanks to the contributions of Struve and other researchers, the Tartu Old Observatory is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it was the starting point for measuring the Struve Geodetic Arc.

Our main aim is to discuss the scientific instruments and their historical and philosophical implications. However, we also kindly welcome analyses from other fields of history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine from the Baltic region and beyond.


Abstracts for individual 20-minute paper proposals must include: (1) the presenter's name, email address and job title; (2) the title of the paper; (3) an abstract (max. 300 words).

Pre-constituted panels of 3 or 4 papers must include: (1) an abstract of the panel theme (max. 300 words); (2) a list of presenters (incl. their name, email address, job titles) and their paper titles; (3) name, email address and job title of the session chairperson; (4) abstracts for each paper (max. 300 words each). Please submit all session and individual paper proposals to Anu Rae (anu.rae@ut.ee), extended deadline 10th February 2024. Accepted contributors will be notified by 15 February 2024. The conference will take place on site from 13-15 June 2024 in Tartu, Estonia, the European Capital of Culture for 2024. The working language is English. For more information, please see our website.


Anu Rae (anu.rae@ut.ee)
Executive Secretary of the Organization Committee