Fifth British-North American Joint Meeting of the BSHS, CSHPS and HSS.

5-7 August 2004, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Following successful meetings in Manchester (1988), Toronto (1992), Edinburgh (1996), and St. Louis (2000), 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 be holding their fifth international joint meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 5-7 August 2004.

The program committee invites proposals for sessions on the theme of “Circulating Knowledge.” The theme has been chosen to encourage contributions on the following topics:

* The circulation of scientific knowledge between North America and Europe, and between these regions and elsewhere in the world. * The formation of scientific knowledge through geographical displacement in the course of exploration, migration, trade, and fieldwork. * The circulation of knowledge among scientific disciplines and research fields, and between science and other cultural domains. * The circulation of scientific knowledge between expert practitioners and public audiences. * The formation of scientific knowledge by translation between different languages, media, and forms of publication. * The part played in the creation of scientific knowledge by circulating texts, metaphors, images, objects, and artifacts.

This announcement constitutes a call for papers. The meeting will be organized into sessions of three or four papers, with a commentator if appropriate. Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged, but proposals for individual papers will also be considered. Proposals may be in either French or English. Session organizers are urged to include speakers from more than one country. Electronic submissions via the HSS web site (address below) are preferred.

Proposal forms are available through the Executive Office of the History of Science Society at Proposals, including abstracts of approximately 250 words for each paper, are due at the HSS Executive Office by 15 December 2003, with notification of acceptance by the end of February 2004. For further details contact the HSS Executive Office at [email protected] or the members of the program committee: Geoff Bunn ([email protected]), Lesley Cormack ([email protected]), or Jan Golinski ([email protected]).