Only a few slots left open for SHOT Graduate Breakfast. You must have reservations

Invitation to the SHOT Graduate Student Breakfast in Cleveland

SHOT prides itself on being open and welcoming to graduate students.  On Friday, 4 November from 7 to 8.30am, currently-enrolled graduate students are cordially invited to breakfast and to meet the Society’s officers.  Students from all three societies–SHOT, HSS, and 4S–are welcome to attend this free event.  This continental breakfast will offer graduate students a chance to meet each other, learn about SHOT programs (including prizes and fellowships), and find out about SHOT’s journal,Technology and Culture.  This breakfast is free, but you must register in advance in order to attend.

If you wish to end, email your name and email address to BEFORE 24 OCTOBER 2011.

For further questions, please contact


John Cirilli of Notre Dame wins GECC Raffle!!

The Graduate and Early Career Caucus of the History of Science Society would like to congratulate John Cirilli, a Graduate Student in the History and Philosophy of Science at Notre Dame for his winning raffle ticket.  Congrats John!
We can safely proclaim the first year of this raffle a smashing success.  The support was extremely helpful in us reaching our goals for this year’s annual conference.  We raised a substantial amount of money this year, allowing us to hold an HSS-4S-SHOT mixer for graduate students and early career professionals.  Everyone is welcome to the mixer, which will be on Friday night from 9-11pm at Wonder Bar (a few mins walk from each conference hotel).  If you don’t know us, the GECC officers, please do take a moment and introduce yourselves if you have a chance throughout the conference.  We’d love to get a chance to connect with all of you.  If you’re a graduate student or early career professional in HSS, please try and make it to our annual business meeting on Saturday from 11:50-12:20.  It’s during these meetings that we are able to get information about the needs of our caucus to help plan for future activities (and also where you can get more involved in GECC!)
Thanks again for your support!
GECC Officers
-Nathan Crowe, Co-Chair
-Melinda Gormley, Co-Chair
-Matthew White, Communications Officer
-Rachel Mason Dentinger, Mentorship Coordinator
-Christine Manganaro, Session Coordinator

Women’s Mentorship Tea at the HSS annual meeting

The History of Science Society Graduate and Early Career Caucus Mentorship Program is pleased to invite women scholars to reserve a spot in the HSS Women’s Mentorship Tea, sponsored jointly by GECC and the Women’s Caucus.

The tea provides an opportunity for junior women scholars to chat with more senior scholars in a relaxed environment, allowing time away from the hectic schedule of the annual HSS meeting to discuss issues of interest to women scholars in more depth.

This year’s scholars include:
Janet Browne, Harvard University
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota
Pamela Henson, Smithsonian Institution
Erika Milam, University of Maryland
Marsha Richmond, Wayne State University

The tea will be held in the conference hotel on Friday 4 November, from 3:30-4:30 PM (room TBA).  Space is limited and only 12 junior scholars are able to attend the Women’s Mentorship Tea.  Please reserve your spot by emailing by Sunday 30 October!

Deadline for Mentorship program at HSS Annual Meeting Extended to October

Be a Mentor or Gain a Mentor!

Deadline Extended


Let the HSS Graduate and Early Career Caucus expand your intellectual and social network, whether this is your first time or your tenth time attending the HSS annual meeting.

For experienced historians, we offer a chance to serve the HSS community as a mentor to a new scholar.

For graduate students and those recently out of graduate school, we offer a chance to meet an experienced scholar who may provide new connections and a new perspective on historical scholarship.

Be a mentor or gain a mentor through the Graduate and Early Career Caucus Mentorship Program.

Contact us before 21 October at with a brief synopsis of your scholarly interests and your career stage.

(If you cannot attend the meeting, opportunities for email mentorship may be available.)

Consider supporting the Graduate and Early Career Caucus by entering our raffle for a FREE HOTEL ROOM at the Renaissance Cleveland hotel!

For more information, visit

GECC Events and Programs at the HSS Annual Meeting

The History of Science Society Annual Meeting is less than a month away. Be sure to make room for these Graduate and Early Career Caucus events and programs.

Click here to view the 2011 Annual Meeting page on the HSS website.

Roommate Finder: Use the discussions threads here to find a roommate for the History of Science Society Annual Meeting. SHOT and 4S members and attendees are welcome to post.

Win a Free Hotel Room: 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.

Visit 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.

Mentorship ProgramOn Thursday night of the conference there will be an opportunity for interested graduate students and early career professionals to interact with select senior scholars in a reserved, and less hectic, space.  If you’re interested in participating, either as a mentor or a mentee, please contact us at our mentorship program at Furthermore, If you are interested in participating in the mentorship program, as a mentor or mentee, but you can’t make it to the meeting in Cleveland, please contact us and we will help connect you with other scholars.

Author Workshop: On Friday during lunch, GECC is sponsoring an author workshop in which prominent publishers will discuss the ins and outs of today’s publishing world.

Bringing Science to the Public: What Can the Science Studies Scholar Do?
GECC Saturday Morning Session: 
On Saturday morning our GECC sponsored session “Bringing Science to the Public: What Can the Science Studies Scholar Do?” will be held from 9:00 – 11:45am.  Panelists include Mark Largent, Naomi Oreskes, Ed Larson, Jane Maienschein and Marcia Bartusiak.

GECC Business Meeting:  The GECC Business meeting will be held immediately following our Saturday morning session.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

Get the Most out of your Annual Meeting Experience: Our post about how to get the most out of attending a meeting, co-written by HSS Executive Director Jay Malone and former GECC Co-Chair Jacqueline Wernimont.

See You In Cleveland!