European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

SLSAeu, the sister organisation of the international, USA-based Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts welcomes colleagues in the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, all fields of science, medicine, engineering, computer sciences as well as independent scholars, artists and scientists.

Bylaws

Vereinssatzung [PDF (1.3 MB)]
Constitution [PDF (1.2 MB)]

News

Apart from the annual SLSAeu conferences (see below), the society also hosts smaller SLSAeu-related events under its banner.
Next meetings:

  • Basel, 10 July 2019
    Meeting of the section groups "Critical Posthumanism" and "Publications"
  • Berne, 24 October 2019
    PhD workshop Medical Humanities:  
    Empowerment and Decision-making at the End of Life 
    Follow-up of the workshop at the SLSAeu 2017 conference EMPATHIES, in cooperation with the English Department, University of Basel, and the Center for Medical Humanities at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich
    Further info: flyer (forthcoming soon) | Contact person: Dr. Manuela Rossini, manuela.rossini@unibas.ch

Manuela Rossini
SLSAeu, Department of English
Nadelberg 6
4051 Basel
Switzerland
 

Executive Board Members (re/elected up to the end of 2018)


President & Executive Director

Manuela Rossini, University of Basel, Switzerland

Vice-President
Aura Heydenreich, University of Erlangen, Germany 

Treasurer
Chris Müller, Universities of Bristol and Cardiff, UK

Representative of Eastern Europe
Anna Malinowska, University of Silesia in Katawice, Poland

Representative of Southern Europe
Cristina Iuli, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy

Non-Voting Board Members

Liaison with SLSA
Carol Colatrella, Georgia Tech University, USA

Advisor
Bruce Clarke, Texas Tech University, USA

Section Heads

Art Exhibitions
Jens Hauser, University of Bochum, Germany

Critical Posthumanism
Stefan Herbrechter, Universities of Coventry, UK and Heidelberg, Germany
Ivan Callus, University of Malta, Malta

Feminist Science Studies
Johanna Heil, University of Marburg, Germany

Medical Humanities
Adam Bencard, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Louise Whiteley, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Physics
Dirk Vanderbeke, University of Jena, Germany

Poetry
Elisabeth Friis, University of Lund, Sweden

Publications
Ivan Callus, University of Malta, Malta
Stefan Herbrechter, Universities of Coventry, UK and Heidelberg, Germany

Science Communication 
Adam Bencard, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Louise Whiteley, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Membership

Membership Fees 

Please note that all conference attendees are expected to pay the annual dues.

Individuals: €30
Students and persons with a low income: €20
Institutes: €150 (1 vote)
Benefactors: €500 or more (1 vote)

Banking Details 
(please write full name of society)

European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts
Crédit Suisse, Spalenberg, Basel

Kontonr.: 0081-1852595-82
IBAN: CH25 0483 5185 3595 8200 0
SWIFT: CRESCHZZ80A

 

Conferences

So far, the SLSAeu met biennially in a European country from 2000 to 2012:

Brussels (2000)
Aarhus (2002)
Paris (2004)
Amsterdam (2006)
Berlin (2008)
Riga (2010) 
London (2012) [PDF (457 KB)]
Turin & Vercelli (2014) [PDF (250 KB)]

The SLSAeu conference takes place every year now:

Malta (2015)
Stockholm (2016)
Basel (2017) [PDF (8.6 MB)]
Copenhagen (2018)

Next meetings

  • 2019: Athens. Theme: SpaceTime. Site Chair: George Vlahakis
  • 2020: Katawice. Theme: Anthropocene. Site Chair: Anna Malinowska
  • 2021: Erlangen (t.b.c.)

If you like to host a future conference, please get in touch with Manuela Rossini.

Research collaborations

Members of the SLSAeu will endeavour to develop joint research projects. Further information forthcoming. If you are interested in a research collaboration or applying for EU funding, please contact: Manuela Rossini, slsa-eu@unibas.ch

Publications

Experimental Practices: Technoscience, Literature, Art, Philosophy

Eds.: Sher Doruff, Manuela Rossini

This book series consists of two strands:

  1. Works by single authors and truly collaborative volumes. As well as books on larger historical, political and theoretical topics and experimental collaborations across disciplines, it encourages studies concentrating on a single author, artist or indeed work.
  2. Selected papers from the European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts. Each yearly publication has a strong individual identity, centered on a specific topic and is entrusted to a distinguished guest editor.
    Website: http://www.brill.com/products/series/experimental-practices

Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

Eds.: Bruce Clarke, Manuela Rossini
Further information: www.routledge.com

Configurations

The official publication of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Configurations is the only journal devoted to the study of the discourse pertaining to the theories and practices of science, technology, and medicine. Founded in 1993, the journal explores the relations of literature and the arts to the sciences and technology. Access to the journal is through the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Journal of Literature and Science

The Journal of Literature and Science is a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal, published twice annually in Summer and Winter. It is linked to the British Society for Literature and Science.
www.literatureandscience.org

Links

Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA)
British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS)