Sixth Joint Meeting of the BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS

Friday 4 – Sunday 6 July 2008, Keble College, Oxford

The sixth joint meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and the History of Science Society will take place at Keble College in Oxford, UK, on 4-6 July 2008. Previous successful meetings were in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2004), St Louis (2000), Edinburgh (1996), Toronto (1992), and Manchester (1988).

The theme of the meeting will be Connecting Disciplines and it will feature over 350 papers delivered over 3 days in up to 10 parallel sessions. These range chronologically from Ancient Science to the present with a wide thematic and geographical range. The plenary lectures by Prof Simon Schaffer and novelist Iain Pears will be held in the debating chamber of the Oxford Union. There will also be education and outreach activities, a reception at the Museum of the History of Science and a conference dinner in the impressive surroundings of Keble College. A range of visits and walks will allow participants to discover the rich scientific heritage associated with the city of Oxford. The programme will start mid-morning on Friday 4 July and will run until mid-afternoon on 6 July.

Please download our Programme or Programme Outline and Session Titles for further information.

All advance versions of the conference programme should be treated as provisional: the Society reserves the right to change any aspect of the programme and other arrangements where good reason calls for this to be done. Please note, in particular, that in the event of speaker cancellations, we may change timings (including dates) for sessions or individual papers in the interests of maximising presentation time and maintaining a coherent programme. If you are registering as a speaker, and will be attending only part of the conference, you should inform us in advance so that we can avoid any availability problems. The version of the programme on the Society’s website will be updated at regular intervals.

Enquiries concerning this conference should be directed to [email address no longer in use]

If you teach or communicate the history of science, technology or medicine to under-18s or the wider public, you might be eligible for an Outreach Day Bursary.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now closed.

Queries about the booking process should be sent to the Executive Secretary: postal address as above; email [email protected]; telephone +44 (0)1603 516236.