First Open Forum in History of Physics

Conference on History of Physics held at the Europa-University Flensburg in July 2021

Fr, 16.07.2021 09:00  –   Su, 18.07.2021 17:00
Europa-Universität Flensburg
Europa-Universität Flensburg, Auf dem Campus 1, 24943 Flensburg, Germany

Registration required | Chargeable
Contact person:
Christian Forstner,
DPG Association:
History of Physics (GP)  


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 spring meetings of the German Physical Society (DPG) can only take place with strong restrictions and limitations. Due to this situation, we intend to keep up the 175-year-old tradition of the DPG and create a space for communication. In order to maintain a scientific exchange within the history of physics community, the History of Physics Division invites you to

1st Open Forum in History of Physics
from 16.07. to 18.07.2021
at the Europa-University Flensburg

Invitation for Contributions

With this event, we would like to promote the communication between scholars at all stages of their careers. Instead of issuing a thematic call for papers, we invite papers from all subject areas of the history of physics. Contributions from the history of ideas, social, institutional and instrumental history are welcome in all the variety of methodological approaches that our discipline offers.

Submission Details

Please submit a short summary of your paper of max. 1,000 characters to by March 1, 2021. All submitted papers will be reviewed and a notification of acceptance will be sent to you by April 1, 2021.

Conference Fee

The costs for conference participation will be 40€ for DPG members, 50€ for non-members, and 20€ for doctoral students, pensioners and unemployed persons.

Contact Information

If you have any questions please contact us:

Peter Heering
Abteilung für Physik und
ihre Didaktik und Geschichte
Europa Universität Flensburg
Auf dem Campus 1
24943 Flensburg
Christian Forstner
AG Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Berggasse 7
07745 Jena

or any of the other members of the Executive Board of the Division for the History of Physics.

Event Notification

Please note that the "1st Open Forum in History of Physics" precedes the conference "Objects of Understanding." For more information please see the Conference Website.


All the above information can also be found in the Call for Papers.