Call for Abstracts
British Society for the History of Science
Postgraduate Conference 2019
Deadline: 9 November 2018

Location: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Dates: 10–12 April 2019
Keynote speaker: Dr Sujit Sivasundaram

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), University of Cambridge, will be hosting the annual British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate conference. This event provides a friendly environment in which graduate students can present their research and meet peers from around the world.


Abstracts from graduate students working in any area of the history of science, medicine and technology, science and technology studies, and philosophy of science are welcome. We hope to reflect a diverse range of papers and approaches, shaped in the West, Asia, South America, and Africa, as per Cambridge’s commitment to global research. Students working in related fields, such as environmental and medical humanities, historical anthropology, and areas on the margins of the history of science are also encouraged to apply.

Presentations will be up to 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion. Joint submissions for three-person panels are also welcome. One application should be made, with a short overview of the contributed papers, followed by an abstract of up to 250 words from each panelist.

Financial support

Members of the BSHS may apply for travel grants from the Butler-Eyles Fund. For more information, click here.

Further information

For information about the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, please see here. For further information, please e-mail Laura Brassington, Jules Skotnes-Brown, Eoin Carter, and Emilie Skulberg at [email protected].

Please submit a 250-word abstract by midnight on 9 November 2018, along with your name, affiliation, and contact details to [email protected].
Successful presenters will be notified by mid-December.

Download this CFP as a pdf here.