British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, 2009
Thursday 2- Sunday 5 July 2009, University of Leicester
The BSHS Annual Conference will take place at Stamford Hall, University of Leicester from 2 – 5 July 2009. The Programme Committee invites papers or sessions from historians of science, technology and medicine and their colleagues in the wider scholarly community on any theme, topic or period.
The Programme Committee welcomes proposals for sessions or individual papers from researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers. Participation is in no way limited to members of the Society although members will receive a discount on the registration fee.
Session proposals should normally consist of three or four papers, with or without a commentator. Sessions will be 90 minutes to 2 hours long. If you wish to depart from this rule or wish to submit a session of a different type, eg. round-table, witness seminar please discuss this with us in advance of the Call for Papers deadline.
Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words with no footnotes and comprehensible to a non-specialist audience. Full details on how to submit your session proposal or individual abstract are available on the BSHS website, http://www.bshs.org.uk/conferences.
The deadline for submitting a session or abstract is 23 January 2009.
The conference will take place at Stamford Hall, built in 1907 and retaining some of its original features. Stamford is situated in the suburb of Oadby, around 2 miles from the city campus. Accommodation will be in Stamford (standard) and John Foster (en-suite) halls of residence. http://www.le.ac.uk/conference/
Leicester is located at the centre of England and is easily accessible by rail, road and air. http://www.le.ac.uk/portals/maps/howto.html
The conference programme will include parallel themed sessions, plenary lectures, education and outreach activities, and a conference dinner at the National Space Centre. An inclusive conference package will be available.
Enquiries concerning this conference should be directed to [email protected]
Sally Horrocks School of Historical Studies University of Leicester