Mephistos is an international graduate student conference in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine. The purpose of the conference is to stimulate open discussion among graduate students. The graduate community at Brown University, in association with the Committee on Science & Technology Studies, is proud to host the twenty-third annual edition of the event, which will be held on March 5-6, 2005.

The 2005 Mephistos Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers from graduate students interested in the topics named above and/or the interdisciplinary field of Science & Technology Studies (STS). Please submit all of the following by email to Tanya Sheehan, Chair of the Organizing Committee, at [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> :

* Cover letter including your name, institutional affiliation (department and college/university), title of proposed paper, complete mailing address, and telephone number(s) * One-page abstract of the proposed paper (200-300 words-MS Word attachment preferred) * Curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages-MS Word attachment preferred)

Only complete submissions received by December 1, 2004 will be considered. Letters of acceptance will be emailed to applicants no later than January 1, 2005. Please keep in mind that Mephistos conference papers are expected to be formal presentations of 20 minutes in length. The 2005 Organizing Committee plans to continue the conference’s long tradition of providing modest travel grants to each of the conference speakers.

For further information, please consult the conference website ( or contact [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> . We would appreciate it if you would circulate news of the conference to all those who may be interested in your department and/or home institution.