MEPHISTOS 2007 Call For Papers
MEPHISTOS is an international, interdisciplinary conference devoted to the History, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine—organized by graduate students and for graduate students. We invite graduate students of all levels, working in any field of science studies, to apply. MEPHISTOS is a premier opportunity for young scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations with others. The graduate community of the University of California, Los Angeles is proud to host the twenty-fifth annual MEPHISTOS conference on April 6-8, 2007. [website: http://mephistos.bol.ucla.edu/]
The MEPHISTOS Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers written by graduate students examining issues related to the History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Applicants should not, however, feel constrained by the above-listed disciplinary approaches. We welcome paper proposals from all disciplinary fields. Further, applicants should not feel restricted to the modern and contemporary time period only as we strongly encourage paper proposals devoted to early modern, ancient, medieval and renaissance periods as well.
Past papers and discussions have addressed the following issues: Health and Normalcy; Measurement, Evidence, and Representation in Science and Medicine; Technology and Society; Narrative and Science; Knowledge-Making, Knowledge-Forgetting; Religion and Science; Science in the Media; Science and Gender; Science and Art; Ancient Studies of Science; Sciences for the Environment; Non-Western Science; Information Technology; Philosophy of the Mind and the Body.
All interested applicants please submit a Cover Letter, including your department and university affiliation and contact information, and an Abstract (200-300 words, separate attachments in Word, RTF or plain-text format preferred) by email to:
DEADLINE is January 1st, 2007
Letters of Acceptance will be emailed to applicants in February. MEPHISTOS presentations are expected to be 20 minutes in length. In accordance with MEPHISTOS traditions, lodging will be provided for all conference speakers and some modest travel grants will also be available.