We welcome papers to be presented at the annual British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, which will take place at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University, January 5th-7th, 2005. The conference provides an opportunity for postgraduates working in history of science, technology and medicine, as well as those researching relevant topics in other disciplines, to meet and share their work. Organized to include as many participants as possible, this conference is an ideal way to meet other postgraduates in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is also a great place to share new or developing ideas and test presentation skills on an audience of your peers.

In order to give as many people as possible the chance to share their work, papers should take no more than fifteen minutes to present.

The conference will begin with a welcome reception hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science on the evening of Tuesday, 5th January. Talks will be presented Wednesday, 6th and Thursday, 7th January. A conference dinner will be held at Pembroke College on Wednesday evening. We will also schedule a visit to the world-class Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

To download a registration form, please visit: http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/bshs

Please send a brief abstract (no more than 250 words) to: [email protected]. Deadlines The deadline for applications is WEDNESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER. Applications after that date will be considered if places are still unfilled, but please contact the organisation committee before completing a registration form, to check the availability of presentation slots.

Subsidised accommodation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will endeavour to provide rooms at the quoted rate for all our speakers. However, in the case of exceptionally high numbers of responses, or applications after the deadline, we may have to make alternative suggestions.

We ask that you include a brief abstract with your registration form; these will be collated, and added to a conference hand-book. Changes and updates to the abstracts will be accepted until FRIDAY 3rd DECEMBER. Alterations made, or abstracts sent after this date will not be included in the conference hand-book. Costs The registration cost for the BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2005 will be a flat fee of £10 for all attendees, which includes tea and coffee breaks during the two days of presentations, and also the Welcome Reception on the evening of Tuesday 5th January Participants may choose to pay an additional £20 to attend the Conference dinner, to be held during the evening of Wednesday 6th January. Accommodation, on a B&B basis at Pembroke College, is being subsidised by the BSHS, and will cost £16, per person, per night, for the three nights of the conference.

The BSHS Butler Fund

The BSHS Butler Fund makes grants of around £20 to £50 towards the travel costs of students attending the Postgraduate Conference. Application forms are available on the BSHS website, and should be sent to the BSHS Treasurer by December 3rd 2004. Applicants must be members of BSHS, and must be currently registered for a postgraduate degree.

Please send applications to: BSHS Treasurer, Dr A. Fyfe, Dept of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH.


The organising committee for the BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2005 is happy to answer any questions you may have. We are: Sarah Dry, Anke Timmermann, Sadiah Qureshi and Patrick Boner. Please contact us at [email protected].