Gewina is the Belgian-Dutch Society for History of Science and Universities. It was founded in 1913 as a Dutch society for history of science and medicine. In 2008 it merged with several Dutch and Belgian organizations. At the moment, Gewina has almost 400 members, both professional historians and other people with an interest in the history of science, medicine, and universities in the broadest sense.Twice per year we have a meeting on a specific subject. In December 2013 we celebrated our Centenary.
The Netherlands recognizes Gewina as a charity (ANBI), which means the gifts – which are most welcome! – are deductible (RSIN: 804277655).
Gewina publishes the quarterly journal Studium, a peer reviewed journal about the history of science, medicine, technology and universities, with special attention for the Low Countries and their former colonies. Studium accepts contributions in Dutch, French and English. All articles are accessible to everyone (‘open access’). It is published in co-operation with the Huygens Institute.
The journal also contains book reviews and essays on instruments or archives in the ‘Pandora’s Box’ section.
Over the past century, Gewina and the other societies that merged in 2008 have published a range of journals. They are all available online:
- Gewina, Tijdschrift voor de Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde, Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Techniek 1992-2007
- TGGNWT: Tijdschrift voor de Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde, Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Techniek, 1978-1991
- Scientiarum Historia (Gewina Zuid) 1959-1971; 1990-2006
- Nieuwsbrief Universiteitsgeschiedenis (Studium Generale, Belgian, and the Dutch society for history of universities) 1995-2007
- Batavia Academica (Dutch society for history of universities) 1983-1993
- Tractrix, Yearbook for the History of Science, Medicine, Technology and Mathematics 1989-1993
The contributions to our yearly meeting on university history in December are published in the University and Society of Uitgeverij Verloren.