Conference Advisors

Qide HAN 韩启德 (Former President of CAST, Professor of Peking University, China)
Dun LIU 刘钝 (Former President of CSHST, Professor of Tsinghua University, China)

International Programme Committee (IPC)

Xiaochun Sun 孙小淳 (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Chair)

Anjing Qu 曲安京 (Northwest University, China)
Areg Mickaelian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia)
Catherine Jami (EHESS, CNRS, France)
Christopher Cullen (Needham Research Institute, UK)
Dagmar Schaefer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany)
Daqing Zhang 张大庆 (Peking University, China)
Guosheng Wu 吴国盛 (Tsinghua University, China)
Jianjun Mei 梅建军 (Needham Research Institute, UK)
Joseph Dauben (City University of New York, USA)
Kam-wing Fung 冯锦荣 (Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China)
Li Zhang 张藜 (Peking University, China)
Luiz OOSTERBEEK (Secretary-General of the International Council of Philosophy and Human Sciences
          (CIPSH), Portugal)
Marta Hanson (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Michio Yano (Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan)
Nicolaidis Efthymios (National Hellenic Foundation, Greece)
Shirong Guo 郭世荣 (Inner Mongolia Normal University, China)
Siming Wang 王思明 (Nanjing Agricultural University, China)
Wei Qian 潜伟 (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)
Xi Gao 高晞 (Fudan University, China)
Xiaocen Li 李晓岑 (Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China)
Yangzong Wang 王扬宗 (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Yijun HUANG 黄义军 (Minzu University of China, China)
Yongdrol Tsongkha 宗喀·漾正冈布 (Lanzhou University/Indiana University, China)
Yung Sik Kim 金永植 (National Seoul University, Korea)
Yunli Shi 石云里 (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Zengjian Guan 关增建 (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Zhigang Ji 纪志刚 (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Secretary to the IPC Chair: Xingbo Luo 罗兴波(University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)


The Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology (CSHST). Established in October of 1980, CSHST is a nation-wide non-governmental organization for research in the field of the history of science. It is subordinated to the Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Currently, the Society has nearly 1300 registered members. Former Presidents of the Society include: Qian Linzhao, Ke Jun, Lu Jiaxi, Lu Yongxiang, Xi Zezong, Liu Dun, and Liao Yuqun. Its present president is Professor Sun Xiaochun. The Society maintains twenty-eight Scientific Commissions. Since its founding forty years ago, the CSHST has held strong relations with international community of historians of science. Its members regularly participate in the series of conferences on the history of East Asian science, technology and Medicine. Since the 16th ICHS held in Bucharest in 1981, the Society has sent delegations to every subsequent congress of IUHPST/DHST. Working closely with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, the CSHST organized the 22nd International Congress of the History of Science held in Beijing in July, 2005.

The Preparatory Committee for the International Society for Science and Civilization on the Silk Road (ISSCSR). The Preparatory Committee for the ISSCSR will hold the First International Meeting on Science and Civilization on the Silk Road (IMSCSR) along with the 15th ICHCST. The Silk Road symbolizes communication between civilizations and the interaction of ideas and cultures across the world. The legacy of the Silk Roads is particularly relevant in our age of globalization, when people of many different cultures, regions and languages are in close contact more than ever before. While science and technology play a dominant role in our modern society, the humanities provide an understanding of cultural diversities of our world that will help promote communication and collaboration across cultures. It is necessary to break off the rigid boundary that often keeps our disciplines apart from each other, and to open them to the plurality of world cultures. The aim of the Society is to bring together scholars from around the world to promote research on science and civilization on the Silk Road. The research will be multidisciplinary, bringing together many fields in science and the humanities, such as history and philosophy of science, astronomy, mathematics, archaeology, geography, literature and art, medicine, agriculture, folklore, anthropology, etc.

This initiative has been endorsed by the International Council of Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH), the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology/Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST) and the China Association of Science and Technology (CAST), the administrative umbrella organization of non-governmental scientific organizations. We have been discussing with dozens of scholars around the world to work out an integrated and meaningful scientific agenda for the Society.

Local Organizers

    National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS RA)
    Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO)
    Armenian Astronomical Society (ArAS)
    IAU South West and Central Asian Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (SWCA ROAD)
    Confucius Institute at Yerevan State University of Languages and Social Sciences (YSULS) after V. Brusov

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

LOC Chair: Areg Mickaelian (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, NAS RA)
Secretary to the LOC Chair: Ani Davtyan

LOC’s Office Secretary: Sona Farmanyan
LOC members: Meline Asryan, Diana Arzumanyan, Naira Azatyan, Gohar Davtyan, Arus Harutyunyan, Gor Mikayelyan

LOC supporting students team: ~30 (including Chinese speaking students)