Call for Papers Eighth Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop

Proposal Deadline: Sessions and papers: March 1, 2007 Posters: May 1, 2007 Conference Dates: July 25-29, 2007 (please note the conference starts on a Wednesday, not a Thursday, as usual) Conference Location: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Proposals are invited for organized sessions, work-in-progress papers and poster papers.

This year the workshop’s principal focus is the history of telescopes, although proposals in all areas of the history of astronomy are welcomed. The Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop typically attracts 60 — 65 scholars interested in the history of astronomy. The workshop will include a day at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago where participants will have the opportunity to view the collection, go on a behind-the-scenes tour and attend a plenary session. This year’s invited speaker will be Albert Van Helden, Professor of Science and Astronomy at the Institute for the History and Foundations of Science, University of Utrecht.

Submission Guidelines: Specific instructions for submission are found on the workshop website:

Session proposals should state the theme, indicate the requested allowance of time and include a 250-word abstract and a one page cv for each participant. Time allotted for sessions will be between 1 and 2.5 hours, a significant portion of time must be devoted to discussion.

Work-in-progress papers and poster papers proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and be accompanied by a one page cv. Oral presenters will be given ten to fifteen minutes to give their paper followed by five minutes for discussion. Poster papers will be displayed throughout the workshop and provide the opportunity to convey information with images and succinct text.

Please note that no person may submit more than one proposal for a work-in-progress paper, but that the same person may submit a proposal for both a work-in-progress and a poster paper.

Proposals and inquiries should be sent via email to [email protected] Please address more detailed questions to Matt Dowd, [email protected]

Workshop Chairs: Matt Dowd, [email protected]; Marv Bolt, [email protected]; David DeVorkin, [email protected] Local Organizers: Christina Turner, [email protected]; Teasel Muir-Harmony, [email protected]

For more information, please visit the workshop website,; please update your bookmarks to the new site; the old website will remain up for reference.