BSHS PG conference 2014 logoThe British Society for the History of Science postgraduate conference will be held at the University of Leeds 8-10th January 2014

Conference update

A copy of the Programme can be accessed here: FINAL PROGRAMME

SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! After a phenomenal response from the PG community (we have received over 80 abstracts!) the Leeds organising team would like to thank all of you who have submitted work, especially those who have agreed to chair a session. Registration for the conference – which is open to every PG student regardless of whether or not you are presenting a paper – IS NOW OPEN! So please visit the following address and make your selections (the price of the main conference dinner has dropped to £20, which includes 3 courses and half a bottle of wine).

http://store.leeds.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=294

Registration will close on Friday 6th NOW EXTENDED TO: Wednesday 11th of December 2013.

We encourage all of you to attend, especially those of you just beginning a postgraduate course of study in HPS, STS, HistMed, whatever you do. In the experience of the Leeds organising committee, not only do PGs give the most stimulating and thoughtful presentations, but they have also yet to lose the capacity for human interaction, making them really good fun.

What next?

Those of you who submitted abstracts will soon receive an official acceptance email. Registration will close on Friday 6th December.

How much will it cost?

Registration for PhD students costs £33 and for MA students £27. Lunch will be provided on each day and is included in your registration fee. Rooms (including breakfast) have been arranged at the IBIS hotel near the campus, at the reduced rate of £47 a night. The number of available rooms is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. When booking you will need to provide a confirmation number (please email us to get this number, we don’t want to stick it on the internet where civilians might find it). Details on the IBIS hotel can be found at http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-3652-ibis-leeds-centre/index.shtml

The formal conference dinner wil take place the night of the 9th.

Is there any funding available?

All those attending should also be aware of the BSHS Butler-Eyles Travel Grants, which can be applied to for funding by students attending any BSHS sponsored event. The grant is open to all members but preference is given to those presenting papers. In order to be eligible for the Butler-Eyles travel grant, applicants will also need to be members of the BSHS. The Society encourages that members join both from the UK and internationally.

http://www.bshs.org.uk/grants/butler-eyles-travel-grants

For details relating to becoming a member of the BSHS, see http://www.bshs.org.uk/membership

Other sources of funding might be available in your respective departments, so start checking.

Be aware of the deadlines…

Registration will close on Friday 6h of December 2013.

Anything else exciting?

Yes! We will be running three sessions with leading researchers at the University of Leeds: Dr. Claire Jones will talk on museology, Prof. Graeme Gooday on getting a job, and Prof. Greg Radick on academic writing.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, by email at [email protected] should you have any queries.

This page was updated 13/11/2013

Earlier announcements can be found below.

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When will the call for papers be?

NOW! So please circulate this widely. We welcome proposals both for papers from individuals and for sessions. For individual papers, please send your name, university affiliation, paper title, 5-6 key words, and an abstract (no more than 300 words) to:

[email protected]

(any messages sent to the old address [email protected] will still be dealt with)

We would also appreciate it if you could indicate whether or not you would be prepared to chair a session (not a very difficult job, mostly involving time keeping and being smiley).

When proposing a session, please collect all of the required information above, and the abstracts for each of the papers (no more than four papers in a panel) into a single document, and include an abstract for the session itself, explaining its aims and value.

We would also like to take the opportunity to encourage submissions from the philosophy of science, or better still, papers that manage to do a little bit of both!

How much will it cost?

We are keen to keep things as inexpensive as possible. At present we will be asking for £32 from PhD students and £28 from MA students for registration. We will have a definite price once registration is open. Lunch will be provided on each day and is included in your registration fee. Rooms (including breakfast) have been arranged at the IBIS hotel near the campus, at the reduced rate of £47 a night. The number of available rooms is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. When booking you will need to provide a confirmation number (please email us to get this number, we don’t want to stick it on the internet where civilians might find it).

There will be a formal conference dinner the night of the 9th, which is an additional £25 for those wishing to attend.

All those attending should also be aware of the BSHS Butler-Eyles Travel Grants, which can be applied to for funding by students attending any BSHS sponsored event. In order to be eligible for the Butler-Eyles travel grant, applicants will also need to be members of the BSHS. The society encourages that members join both from the UK and internationally.

http://www.bshs.org.uk/grants/butler-eyles-travel-grants

What next?

The deadline for submission is 5pm on Friday 8th of November, with registration opening soon after. Registration will close on Friday 7th of December.

So please, start sending in your abstracts and checking what money is made available to you in your respective departments. The postgraduate conference is a great occasion for those of you looking to make some good HPS friends, or those of you just getting used to the idea of giving academic papers, or, of course, those of you that have been doing this for ages now and want to show off a bit while flirting with the impressionable newbies.

To become a member of the BSHS see: http://www.bshs.org.uk/membership