The conference programme is available online at

The British Society for the History of Science postgraduate conference will be held at the University of Warwick on 4th-6th January 2012.

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. The conference is organised by and for postgraduates, aiming to offer the opportunity of presenting a fifteen minute paper in a supportive environment. Our aim is for postgraduates to convene from a wide range of universities and disciplines to discuss our common interests, share experiences and network in a friendly and receptive environment.


The programme will see parallel sessions of papers spanning all three days. There will be a drinks reception on Wednesday evening and a conference dinner on Thursday evening. Additional sessions will include an author/reviewer workshop held by the Publisher for Elsevier’s history and philosophy of science portfolio, including journals such as Studies in History and Philosophy of Science and Endeavour.

Call for Papers

Paper and/or session proposals for the conference must be submitted by 11th November. Abstracts for single fifteen minute papers should be c. 200 words and include the title of the proposed paper. Proposals for themed sessions are also welcome, for which we will require a 400 word summary along with the names of those involved and the suggested length (maximum two hours).

Venue and Travel

The University of Warwick is located in the heart of England, close to the M6/M42/M40 motorway networks and roughly a half hour by bus from Coventry train station. For those from further afield, Birmingham airport is 15 minutes away from Coventry by rail.

Conference Fees

We expect the conference fee to be in the region of £20 (this will be confirmed when registration opens), and all delegates will be warmly invited to a silver-service dinner on Thursday 5th January, which is an additional £30. Hotel accommodation on Wednesday and Thursday in the on-campus Arden House will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at a rate (subsidised by the BSHS) of £20 per night. So the full conference cost will be around £90.

For further information see the conference website:

To propose a paper or session please contact David Beck- [email protected].

The conference is kindly sponsored by:

Humanities Research Centre (HRC), University of WarwickCentre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick