Call for Papers – Global Science, Global Technology, Global Impacts: The Second Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for the History of Physics is
pleased to host a second international conference for graduate students and
early career scholars, to be held March 30 – April 01, 2014 in College Park,
MD.  The primary theme will be Global Science, Global Technology, Global
Impacts.  The first goal of this conference is to foster communication and
collaboration amongst junior scholars regarding the history of science and
technology.  Second, it will provide a forum for exploring and reflecting upon
current issues in the historiography of the physical sciences and global
technologies, particularly relating to practice and culture.  Third, the
conference will also provide an opportunity for junior scholars to interact with
invited senior scholars.

The global themes will include the following contemporary historiographical
            * _Cooperation and Collaboration_ — how the physical sciences and
technology     promote or hinder relationships across national and cultural
            * _Adaptation and Adoption _– how the physical sciences and
technology are adopted by and adapted to specific cultural and national contexts
            *  _Practice and Culture_ — how the physical sciences facilitate
the creation of a    ‘global’ culture, and how technological culture and
innovation exists across national boundaries        
We welcome submissions, including works-in-progress, from all areas of the
physical and geophysical sciences–including, but not limited to, physics,
astronomy, chemistry, geology, and space sciences–related to these themes.

Presentations should be 20-25 minutes in length. Paper proposals should include
the following:
            *   Your name
            *   E-mail address
            *   Institutional affiliation
            *   Presentation title
            *   Presentation abstract (250 words max.)
            *   A short biography, indicating where you are in your studies
and/or career (250 words max.)

Preference will be given to abstracts that demonstrate how the proposed
presentation addresses the conference theme and one or more of the conference

Paper proposals should be sent as an attachment in a single document (.pdf,
docx, or .doc) to Gabriel Henderson, [email protected]. The submission deadline
is January 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Successful
applicants will be notified by January 20 that their abstracts have been accepted.

Conference Organizers:          Lisa Ruth Rand —
[email protected]

                                                Indianara Silva —
[email protected]                                          
                                                Gabriel Henderson —
[email protected]                                                 Christian Joas
[email protected]                    ­                       
                          Thiago Hartz — [email protected]  
Conference planning is also supported by: The Center for History of Physics
(American Institute of Physics), DPG FV History of Physics, and the
International Commission for the History of Modern Physics (IUHPS/DHS).