Reminder: The GECC is still trying to raffle a free hotel room at the HSS annual meeting.

It’s not too late for a free room at the Annual Meeting in Cleveland


History of Science Society, Graduate and Early Career Caucus Raffle!  Win a free hotel room from Thursday, Nov. 3rd – Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2011 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel!

Worried about the expense of HSS?  Well, this year GECC is raffling off a room at the conference hotel for the duration of the conference (Nov. 3-6)!  With a purchase of a $5 raffle ticket (or buy five for $20!) you will be entered to win this valuable prize.  We’ll have the drawing on October 20th, two weeks before the annual meeting, giving you ample time to cancel any existing reservations without penalty.  Proceeds will fund future GECC events including a Friday night mixer for graduate and early career professionals this year.

Once you have purchased one of the two ticket options below, you will receive emails confirming your purchase from both Paypal and Ticketbud.  The Ticketbud email will include a copy of your ticket and ticket number.  Since Ticketbud works with lots of different events, the ticket includes a scannable bar code for entrance into our “event.”  Of course, you can disregard this feature since you’ll have already been entered into the drawing.

Go to Ticketbud to purchase your raffle tickets.

If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket but would rather pay with cash or check, please contact Nathan Crowe ( to set up arrangements.


Forum for the History of Science in America Graduate Student Travel Award


Graduate Students presenting papers on American topics(broadly defined)at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting are invited to apply for
travel assistance funding from the Forum for the History of Science in
America. The Forum will be awarding one grant of $250.00 (USD) to assist
with the cost of traveling to and attending the meeting.

To apply, please submit the following:
The title/panel/abstract for the paper being presented.

A brief statement indicating
a) whether or not the applicant has additional or alternative sources of travel funds ( e.g. departmental support);
b) whether the applicant has presented papers at previous HSS meetings;
c) estimated cost of transportation to the meeting (e.g. airfare).

The successful candidate will be presented with the award at the Forum’s Annual Business meeting normally held during the lunch hour on the Friday of the Conference.

Please send your application materials via email to Professor Gwen Kay ( August 31, 2011.