Since 1991, when the first meeting was organized in Veszprem (Hungary), the Working Party on History of Chemistry (WPHC) of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) organizes an international conference on the history of chemistry in order to bring together historically interested chemists, chemistry educators and historians of chemistry from all over Europe and beyond. 


Thirty-two years later, the 13th International Conference on History of Chemistry (13ICHC) will be held in Vilnius (Lithuania), from Tuesday 23 May to Friday 26 May 2023. On Saturday 27 May there is a day excursion outside Vilnius.

The conference will be hosted by Vilnius University (established in 1579), both in the premises of the old city and in new buildings. The Department of Chemistry was established in 1797, still holding a position of one of the most popular departments of the University. History of chemistry and the teaching of the history of chemistry both reach to outside the University; also involving initiatives for the community and the younger generation.

The conference will include scientific sessions, four key-note lectures, the WP business meeting, a poster session as well as social events such as excursions, receptions, and a conference dinner banquet.

More information can be found on the website of the meeting.