FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN BIOLOGY STUDIES Indiana University, July 26-30, 2006

We invite you to join us for the 2006 Future Directions in Biology Studies (F-DIBS) graduate training workshop, July 26-30 at Indiana University in Bloomington. F-DIBS is a four-day intensive training workshop for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, post-docs, and young faculty interested in the history, philosophy, and social studies of biology. Senior faculty are also invited to come. The workshop will focus on the problems and prospects of cross-disciplinary collaboration. Eleven scholars of distinction will be addressing the following questions in their plenary talks: What is the future of biology studies? What are the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration? Other faculty attendees will also participate in hands-on roundtable discussions addressing training issues, such as how to write a paper for submission to a journal, strategies for navigating the job market, and how to obtain funding for research in biology studies. Small group break-out sessions will provide students the opportunity to discuss focused research topics and case studies from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Each evening, “Happy Office Hours” will provide younger scholars the opportunity to meet each other and more senior scholars in area pubs and coffee shops.

The 2006 F-DIBS plenary speakers are:

* Garland Allen (History; Washington University, St. Louis) * Joe Cain (History; University College London) * Lindley Darden (Philosophy; Maryland) * Tom Gieryn (Sociology; Indiana) * James Griesemer (Philosophy & STS; UC Davis) * Elisabeth Lloyd (Philosophy & Biology; Indiana) * Mike Lynch (STS; Cornell) * Staffan Mueller-Wille (History; Exeter) * Erika Milam (History; Wisconsin) * Roberta Millstein (Philosophy; Cal State East Bay) * Alfred Tauber (Medicine & Philosophy; Boston University)

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis (deadline for applications is June 1). There is no registration fee. Housing in student dorms is available at a reduced rate on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or to indicate your desire for student housing, please email Jason Baker at [email protected] as soon as possible.