Vilnius University Proceedings <p>&nbsp;Įkurtas 2019 m. Publikuoja Vilniaus universiteto bendruomenės parengtus įvairios tematikos straipsnių rinkinius.&nbsp;</p> Vilniaus universiteto leidykla / Vilnius University Press en-US Vilnius University Proceedings 2669-0233 29th Baltic Conference on the History of Science in Vilnius <p>Welcome to the 29th Baltic Conference on the History of Science. This&nbsp;conference carries on the tradition of rotating conferences in the Baltic&nbsp;countries (now including Finland) which was begun in the summer of&nbsp;1958. This year it is part of Vilnius University’s celebration of its 440th&nbsp;anniversary, and thus the theme Science and the University. The lectures&nbsp;in our plenary session will explore in greater depth the founding during&nbsp;the interwar period of the major national universities in the Baltic States&nbsp;and Finland. The presentations in our general sessions are divided into&nbsp;five sections: medicine, biological sciences, physical sciences, science&nbsp;and technology, and philosophy. In addition to presenters from the Baltic&nbsp;States and Finland, there will be representatives from Poland, Russia,&nbsp;Ukraine and the United States.&nbsp;<br>I would like to thank the members of the organizing and local&nbsp;arrangements committees for their help, and especially Birutė Railienė,&nbsp;the secretary-treasurer of the Lithuanian Association of the History and&nbsp;Philosophy of Science, and Barbara Omelčenko, the Vilnius University&nbsp;Museum administrator. We are very grateful for support from Vilnius&nbsp;University which has provided the facilities for our conference and the&nbsp;very generous financial contribution from Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics.&nbsp;<br>The organization of this conference in Lithuania began under the very&nbsp;able leadership of Prof. Juozapas Algimantas Krikštopaitis, who was the&nbsp;heart and soul and long-time head of the Lithuanian Association of the&nbsp;History and Philosophy of Science. Unfortunately, he died last year and&nbsp;passed the baton onto me. An In Memoriam for Prof. Krikštopaitis can be&nbsp;found in the front of the abstract booklet. In the name of us all, I would&nbsp;like to dedicate this conference in his memory.<br>Dr. Ramūnas Kondratas<br>President, Baltic Association of the History and Philosophy of Science<br>President, Lithuanian Association of the History and Philosophy of Science</p> Ramūnas Kondratas Birutė Railienė Autorinės teisės (c) 2019 Authors 2019-09-16 2019-09-16 6 1 91 10.15388/Proceedings.2019.6