CFP: 2009 Southern Regional History of Science and Technology Meeting

Abstract deadline extended


3rd Annual Southern HoST Meeting

April 3-5th, 2009

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

This year’s ‘Southern History of Science and Technology’

[or “SoHoST”] conference will be held April 3-5th, 2009, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Combining the best traditions of other regional conferences like the Midwest Junto and the CHSG [Columbia History of Science Group] at Friday Harbor, the Southern HoST meeting provides a welcoming environment for graduate student presentations as well as a collegial venue for more established academics to try out new material. Southern HoST aims to showcase outstanding scholarship and cultivate community for the growing number of history of science and technology scholars and institutional programs throughout the American South.

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit paper, session, and roundtable proposals. Graduate students whose papers are accepted for presentation will receive one night’s free lodging on campus. The 2008 meeting included papers on topics ranging from agriculture to astronomy, and sessions spanning themes from ” Scientific Instruments and Tools” to “Bodies and Representations in Science and Medicine.” This year we are especially interested in developing a roundtable discussion devoted to the challenges and opportunities of teaching and doing the history of science and technology in the southern context.

Please submit a 150-250 word paper proposal, or a 250-350 word session/ roundtable proposal, and brief biographical sketch electronically to Karen Rader and John Powers at Virginia Commonwealth University ([email protected]; [email protected] ) by February 1, 2009. More detailed information for the conference will be posted soon at: