The International Workshop on the History of Chemistry
“Transformation of Chemistry from the 1920s to the 1960s” (IWHC 2015)

March 2-4, 2015, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


This three-day workshop consists of three keynote lectures by invited speakers and 23 contributions from the participants in eight sessions.

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Information about the fees.


The workshop proceedings in PDF format were published on this website in February 2016.

Workshop Venue

Information about the workshop venue, TokyoTech.

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Information about the city, travel, accomodation, and the optional tour.

Dr. Pnina G. Abir-Am’s Report of the Workshop:
IWHC-2015-Tokyo: Lessons from an Enchanted Conference I Almost Missed (pdf) (HSS Newsletter, Vol. 44, No. 3, July 2015, pp. 27-30)

The workshop is organized by the group of historians of chemistry under “Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)” Grant Number 24300295 to study the transformation of Japanese Chemistry in the 20th century. It is supported by the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry (JSHC), the Commission on the History of Modern Chemistry (CHMC), the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC), the History of Science Society of Japan and the Chemical Society of Japan. The workshop will be held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of JSHC.