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The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is delighted to announce that its first meeting in Latin America, "Crossing Oceans: Exchange of Products, Instruments, Procedures and Ideas in the History of Chemistry and Related Science", will take place on 24-28 August 2014 in São Paulo. This international conference will be hosted and organised by CESIMA (Centre Simao Mathias of Studies in the History of Science) and co-sponsored by SHAC and the Centre of Logic, Epistemology and History of Science, Unicamp (CLE). The conference will mark the occasion of CESIMA's 20th anniversary in 2014. There will be around 30 speakers from Brazil and the following SHAC members have confirmed their participation: Robert Anderson, Jennifer Rampling, Carsten Reinhardt, Hasok Chang, Frank James, Conleth Loonan and Malika Basu.

Although the call for papers is now closed, registration is still open for overseas participants until 31 July 2014. For further details please see the following link:

http://www4.pucsp.br/pos/cesima/

Paul Ferguson
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The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry's first meeting in Latin America, "Crossing Oceans: Exchange of Products, Instruments, Procedures and Ideas in the History of Chemistry and Related Sciences", will shortly take place in São Paulo, Brazil, from Sunday 24 until Thursday 28 August 2014. This international conference will be hosted and organised by CESIMA (Centre Simao Mathias of Studies in the History of Science) and co-sponsored by SHAC and the Centre of Logic, Epistemology and History of Science, Unicamp (CLE). The conference will mark the occasion of CESIMA's 20th anniversary in 2014.

Full details of the conference's programme are now available online.

There will be ten plenary sessions spread across the five days based around the themes of crossing oceans and boundaries. Topics include the dissemination of chemical knowledge; medicine, chemistry and the classification of knowledge; plant remedies in different cultures; crossing conceptual boundaries; and sensing, translating and representing matter. The conference will open and close with Allen Debus Lectures given by Frank James and Robert Anderson and the following SHAC members are also speaking: Hasok Chang, Jennifer Rampling, Carsten Reinhardt, Conleth Loonan and Malika Basu.

For further information on the conference and its programme please visit the website:

http://www4.pucsp.br/pos/cesima/conferencia/cesima-anno-xx---english-version.html

A report on the conference will appear in the November 2014 issue of SHAC's newsletter, Chemical Intelligence.


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