The SMS-program recently had its autumn meeting at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. On the meeting agenda were, among other things, the planning for upcoming workshops. The ambition is for the program to organize at least one workshop per year over a five year spann, the first of those planned for April next year. The theme for the upcoming workshop will be something in the line of “science and modernization”, and the program will give room to both invited speakers and researchers from the program. An invitation with further details will be circulated shortly.