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ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting

During the Conference

General information

The 2017 Meeting of the International Socienty for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)  will be held conjointly with the 2017 Brazilian History and Philosophy of Biology Meeting (Encontro de História e Filosofia da Biologia - EHFB), promoted by the Brazilian Association of Philosophy and History of Biology (Associação Brasileira de Filosofia e História da Biologia – ABFHiB).

The ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting will happen from July 16 to 21, 2017, at the Institute of Biosciences and at the Center for International Difusion both in the University of São Paulo, and at the Butantan Institute, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

The event's opening will happen in the Butantan Institute, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. At the opening, there will be the registration and kits with the Meeting's material, containing a badge, the printed program, a notepad, a bag and a mug, will be given to the participants, together with the items previously ordered at the Conference's shop. After the registration, there will be cultural activities, including visit to the Butantan Institute Museums, and a Brazilian music presentation ("bossa-nova" and "chorinho"). At 5:00 p.m. there will be the opening cerimony, with the ISHPSSB President and the Organizer Comission's welcome, followed by a projection of documentaries about science in Brazil and at the Butantan Institute and the welcome cocktail.

The parallel sessions will be held in the Institute of Biosciences of USP, from Monday to Friday, July 17 to 21, 2017. At the same venue, the Conference's secretariat and the shop will work.

The two plenary sessions, the ISHPSSB general assembly and the  posters session will be held at the Center for International Difusion of USP.

The traditional conference's gala dinnerwill take place on Thursday evening, July 20, 2017, in the restaurant of the Paineiras Morumby Club. Only the participants and visitors registered for the ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting wiil be entitled to participate in this cerimonial dinner. The price for the conference's dinner is US$40.00 per person. All the reservations for this dinner must be booked beforehand (March 1st to April 30, 2017).

The location and means for accessessing the places where the conference's events will happen are described here. The options for transportation to USP and among the different conference venues are described here.

On the first two days of the Meeting (Sunday and Monday), members of the Local Organizer Comission, indentified with the conference's T-shirt, will be at the Butantan Subway Station, which is near the conference's location, to provide orientation to participants about how to arrive at IB-USP.

During the whole event, the conference's secretariat, located at the "Minas" buildng at the Institute of Biosciences, will be available for late registrations, distribuition of supplies and other needed services. In case of any needs, participants can ask for help with the Local Organizer Comission's members, identified with the conference's T-shirt.


Together with the conference's secretariat, it will work the event's shop,  where you will be able to purchase souvenirs from the Meeting, as mugs, calendars and T-shirts - all these items with high-definition, copyright-free historical images of Brazilian fauna and flora, such as the ones used to illustrate this conference's website.

The main activities of the ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting will be the 15 sessions in wich talks and other special presentations will take place, and the posters session, involving presentations and discussion with authors.

For each one of the 15 session times, there will be parallel presentations in different rooms of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo.

The posters session will happen on Monday, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The posters will be affixed on stands on the same day, but before the session.

This page will have the complete list of all works to be presented in each session.
You can access the final program with a complete list of all papers to be presented at each session HERE. You can also download the complete Book of Abstracts HERE.


ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting   
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)   
Associação Brasileira de Filosofia e História da Biologia (ABFHiB)   
São Paulo, Brazil, 16 to 21 July, 2017   

São Paulo, Brazil
16 to 21 July, 2017

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