On 23 & 24 June 2017 the Society for the History of Science in the Low Countries, Gewina, will organize its seventh biannual meeting in the usual venue of Woudschoten, near Zeist. This two-day conference is intended to bring together those who share an interest in the history of science in the Netherlands, as well as discussing the current and future developments in the field. The 2017 meeting shall be devoted to Materiality, Museums and Media: History of Science, Presentation, and Outreach.
Following up on Woudschoten 2015, which was devoted to the “material turn”, we will take the logical next step, and consider the role of historians of science and museum curators and their outreach in the public sphere. Over the last decade, this material turn in the history of science has broadened the scope of the discipline, and has provoked new research questions. This direction opened up new possibilities for co-operation with heritage institutions and, henceforth, to extend the dialogue to broader groups in society.