September 1-3: 2014 Digital HPS Consortium Annual Meeting, Nancy, France

Following the meetings held in Pasadena (2011), Cambridge (2012), and Bloomington (2013), the 2014 edition of the Digital HPS Consortium Annual Meeting will be held in Nancy, France, from 1 to 3 September. Organized by Olivier Bruneau, Pierre Couchet, and Scott Walter, with support from the Henri-Poincaré Archives (University of Lorraine & CNRS) and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Lorraine, the meeting offers an opportunity for scholars in DHPS to present their publications, tools, and methods, to exchange ideas, and to form and nurture contacts with members of the international DHPS community. The working language of the meeting is English, but there will be plenty of occasions to practice speaking French, for those so inclined.

Please direct questions about the meeting to

What follows is a brief how-to list:

1. Registration
Meeting registration is quite simple: just direct your browser to the URL: and fill in the online form with your particulars.

2. Meeting schedule and location
The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. on 1 September, and end at 6:00 p.m. on 3 September. The conference site is the Maison des Sciences de l'homme Lorraine, 91 avenue de la libération, 3rd floor.

3. Lodging
Several reasonably-priced hotels are located within walking distance (10-15 minutes) of the conference site. Here is a sampling:

Hôtel de Guise ***

Hôtel d'Haussonville ****

Hôtel Revotel **

Another option is a Bed-and-Breakfast, or "Chambre d'hôtes", of which a few are close to the conference site. Here's a list:

4. Transport
Nancy is well-served by rail from either Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (north of Paris) or Luxemburg Airport. From Charles-de-Gaulle, there is a TGV that will get you to the Lorraine TGV station in Louvigny in 110 minutes. From Louvigny, a shuttle bus (12 euros) will deliver you to the central train station in downtown Nancy. Alternatively, from the airport RER station, take the subway train to the Gare du Nord station in Paris (45 minutes), and walk over to the Gare de l'Est station (10 minutes), from where you can catch a TGV to Nancy (90 minutes). If you arrive at the Luxemburg airport, take a taxi or bus to the train station, and catch the next train to Nancy (1 hour).

Once in Nancy, you may rent a bicycle by the hour from a number of bike stands located throughout the city. Nancy has a dense bus and tram network called STAN; tickets can be purchased from the bus driver, or by machine on the tram platforms.

5. Dining
The organizing committee will provide lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday, and lunch on Wednesday.

6. WiFi
The conference site features a WiFi connection via eduroam.

University of Lorraine
Nancy, France