Call for papers

British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge

5 – 7 January 2010

This annual 3-day event gives postgraduates in the history of science, technology and medicine a chance to get to know each other and to present their work to a wider audience in a supportive environment. In 2010 the Conference will be hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.

We welcome submissions from both UK and overseas postgraduates working in the fields of history of science, technology and medicine. Membership of the British Society for the History of Science is not a requirement. We strongly prefer participants to be present for the full duration of the Conference.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words. The abstract should give an idea of your central argument, any key sources and your methodological approach.

We are happy to accept individual abstracts and also welcome panel submissions consisting of 3 or 4 papers with a unifying theme. Panels may be drawn from a single institution or from several. In case of scheduling difficulties, we reserve the right to break up panels if necessary. In addition to individual abstracts, panel organisers should also include a panel proposal of no more than 500 words. The proposal should draw out the connections between the papers, whether based on time period, discipline, approach to sources or something else entirely and give any required context.

Whether proposed individually or as part of a panel, papers must be no longer than 15 minutes, with further time for questions.

Please submit abstracts and panel proposals by email to [email protected] on the relevant form available at All submissions must be made by Monday 2 November. Abstracts and panel proposals will be considered by the organising committee and decisions will be set out by Monday 16 November.

Registration and payment must be completed by Monday 30 November.

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Enquiries to [email protected]