The aim of the conference is to establish a national network for historians of science in Norway. At present no such organisation exists. Nevertheless, at all the main universities we have strong research groups committed towards developing the history of science as a discipline. By bringing together these local initiatives the national conference at Baroniet Rosendal 20-22 May 2008 will encourage closer collaboration, increased scientific publication and broader participation in international organisatio ns. It is our ambition that this conference will be the first in a series of national annual conferences for the history of science. Also, the creation of a national network will provide Norwegian historians of science with a better platform and opportuni ty to contribute in the recent developments both within the EU and the European academic community towards strengthening the role of the history of science as a discipline.