Sarton Medal 2017 Prof. Dr. Ignacio Czeguhn

23-11-2017 van 16:00 tot 19:00
Faculty of Law and Criminology, Aud. N.B. III, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent
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Handing over of the Sarton Medal by Prof. Dr. Robert Rubens to Prof. Dr. Ignacio Czeguhn.

Thursday, November 23th at 4 pm.

NB III Auditorium of the Faculty of Law and Criminology, Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4 in Ghent

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ignacio Czeguhn: 'THE GERMAN COLONIAL COMPANIES (1884-1918)’

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. The Sarton chair holder and the medallists are invited to lecture on the history of science in the faculties of the university.            
The lectures are published in the annual journal Sartoniana. (

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