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HIJMANS Sarah


PhD Student, University Paris 7 Diderot, Laboratoire SPHere UMR 7219

Contact : sarahnhijmans@gmail.com


PhD Thesis "From Lavoisier to Mendeleev : the element as a conceptual tool between 1770 and 1870"
Thesis supervisor Jean-Pierre Llored


- Research Interests
- Education
- Teaching
- Publications
- Presentations
- Outreach



RESEARCH INTERESTS



History and Philosophy of Chemistry
Chemistry of the 18th and 19th century
The Concept of Chemical Element
Chemical Analogy and Classification



EDUCATION



2012-2015 : Double bachelor Chemistry and Philosophy at Université Paris IV and Université Paris VI
2015-2017 : Research Master LOPHISS (History and Philosophy of Science) at Université Paris 7 Diderot
2018-present : PhD in History and Philosophy of Chemistry at Université Paris 7 Diderot
Oct. 2019 - Mar. 2020 : Visiting Student, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University



TEACHING

Introduction to history of science
Introduction to philosophy of science
Introduction to history of the physical sciences
History of the physical sciences



PUBLICATIONS



Hijmans, S. and Llored, J.-P. (2020), "How to investigate the underpinnings of sciences ? The case of the element chlorine", Foundations of Chemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10698-020-09372-6

Hijmans, S., (2020), "Chemical Elements and Chemical Substances : Rethinking Paneth’s Distinction", in E. Ghibaudi & E. Scerri (eds.), What Is A Chemical Element ? A Collection of Essays by Chemists, Philosophers, Historians, and Educators, Oxford : Oxford University Press

Book reviews
Hijmans, S. (2021), "Technoscience in History : Prussia, 1750–1850", Ambix, DOI : 10.1080/00026980.2021.1893516

Hijmans, S. (2021), "Philosophie de la Chimie", HYLE - International Journal for the Philosophy of Chemistry 27(1):143-146.

PRESENTATIONS




Oral presentations at international conferences
2021 :
"The tantalum metals and the attribution of elementary status in nineteenth-century analytical chemistry", 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (ICHST), 25-31 July 2021.
"The many fathers of aluminium : collaboration, credit and the construction of discovery", 24th Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC), 12-21 July 2021.
"Chemical Analogy, Classification and the Nature of the Halogens", British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS) Annual Conference, 7-9 July 2021.
2020 :
“Simplicity and analogy : the elementary nature of the halogens”, 6th Panhellenic Conference for the Philosophy of Science, 3-6 December 2020.
"Analogy, Indecomposability and the Discovery of Aluminium", 9th European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) Conference, 31 August - 3 September 2020.
2019 :
"Composition and analogy in 19th-century chemistry : the case of aluminium", European Society for the Philosophy of Science Association 2019 conference, 11-14 september 2019
"Understanding the chemical elements : a reflection on the importance of the periodic table", 16th International Congress on Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST), Prague, 5-10 august 2019
"The building blocks of matter : the chemical element in 18th and 19th-century views of composition", 16th CLMPST, Prague, 5-10 august 2019
"How to investigate the underpinnings of sciences ? The case of the element chlorine", avec Jean-Pierre Llored, 23rd ISPC Conference, Turin, 15-17 july 2019
"Oxygen and the reactions of life in Lavoisier’s chemistry", Bridging the Philosophies of Biology and Chemistry, Paris, 25-27 june 2019
"Criteria of Elementhood : Debates on Vanadium, Tantalum and Niobium in 19th century Chemistry", British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, Cambridge, 10-12 april 2019
2018 :
"Chemical Elements and Chemical Substances : Rethinking Paneth’s Distinction", 22nd ISPC Conference, Bristol,16-18 july 2018

2017 :
"What Are Elements ? Pragmatic Approach to the Meaning of a Chemical Concept", 21st ISPC Conference, Paris, 3-5 july 2017
Seminars and workshops
2021 : "The tantalum metals : Inorganic analysis and elementary nature in 19th-century chemistry", Ateliers d’histoire et philosophie de la physique, SPHERE Laboratory, 18 mai 2021.

2019 :
"Composition and analogy in 19th-century chemistry : the case of aluminium", AD HOC (Association for the Discussion of the History of Chemistry), University of Cambridge, 18 november 2019
"Criteria of Elementhood : Debates on Vanadium, Tantalum and Niobium in 19th century Chemistry", Identity in Science & Philosophy, workshop du Laboratoire International Associé (LIA) Identités, Forces, Quanta, Université Paris-Diderot, 29-30 july 2019
"From Lavoisier to Chancourtois : definitions and classifications of the chemical element", séminaire PHASE-CHIMIE, Université Paris-Diderot, 19 june 2019


OUTREACH



Co-founder and co-editor of Jargonium.
Curation of the exhibition "Avant Mendeleïev : Genèse d’un Tableau" at Mines ParisTech, 2019-2020
Hijmans, S. and Avenas, P. (nov. 2019), "Alexandre de Chancourtois (X1838), précurseur de Mendeleïev", La Jaune et la Rouge, N°749