The Sub-Committee on the History of Life Sciences of the Committee on Cultural History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Hungarian Society of Natural Sciences, the Ottó Herman Institute and the Company of Dental History of the Hungarian Society for the History of Medicine organised a two-day conference on the history of life sciences. On 1 June 2016, two of our colleagues presented their papers. Dezső Gurka discussed the natural philosophical background of Carus’s concept of disease, whereas Ildikó Sz. Kristóf talked about the reception of the Inuit culture in early modern Hungary in the context of the emerging discipline of ethnology/anthropology.

The conference programme is available here. See the articles here and here. See the programme of the second part of the conference here.