Lecture 'Sarton Medal: The German colonial companies (1884-1918)'

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23-11-2017 from 16:00 to 19:00
Faculteit Recht en Criminologie - Auditorium NB III, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent
Faculty of Law and Criminology - Institute for Legal History
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Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ignacio Czeguhn.

George Sarton (1884-1956), one of the founding fathers of the history of science as an academic discipline, was an alumnus of Ghent University. In 1912, one year after his graduation in physics and mathematics, he wrote to a friend: “J'ai décidé de vouer ma vie à l'étude désintéressée de l'histoire des sciences”. He established two leading journals in the field (Isis in 1912 and Osiris in 1934) and the History of Science Society. In 1984, at the centenary of Sarton's birthday, Ghent University decided to establish a Sarton Chair of History of Science. Each year the Sarton committee, consisting of representatives of the faculties of Ghent University, selects the Sarton chair holder and the Sarton medallists.
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