Scientiae is an international research group in early-modern intellectual history, directed by an executive committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for, and has control of, the name, branding, mission, web presence, and professional profile of the group.

  • The main activity of Scientiae is an annual conference.
  • The language of the conference is English.
  • The conference is hosted in a different academic location each year.
  • The conference takes place over 3+ days and features 100+ delegates meeting in parallel sessions.
  • Sessions are interdisciplinary.
  • There are opening and closing plenary addresses by major scholars in the field.
  • There is a casual conference dinner/banquet.
  • There may be other events and elements.
  • The Scientiae conference, year by year, is hosted and organized by local convenors.
  • Convenors may or may not include members of the executive committee.
  • Convenors are responsible for managing conference logistics, scheduling, funding, inquiries, publicity, programme information, and the like. (See “Guidelines for Convenors.”)
  • The convenors are added to the Scientiae executive committee for the organizing period of each conference.
  • The expanded committee–executive+convenors–is called the steering committee.
  • Convenors should bring regular updates to the steering committee.
  • Convenors should direct, as necessary, local organizing networks and assistants.
  • CFP is written and approved by the steering committee.
  • CFP is circulated and publicized by the convenors.
  • Plenary speakers are selected and approved by the steering committee, and approached by members of the steering committee delegated for that purpose.
  • Adjudication of proposals is done by a sub-set (3 members) of the steering committee. These are called the adjudicators.
  • At least one adjudicator must be a member of the executive committee.
  • Post-conference publishing is managed by members of the steering committee.

For more on the Executive and Advisory, please see People.

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