Poster Presentation Tips!

The Graduate and Early Career Caucus has created a page of advice and wisdom from past poster presenters at the HSS Annual Meeting. If you are considering the informal networking of the HSS poster session, stop by the Annual Meeting page on this site before you get started.

Also, be sure to reread Roger Turner’s HSS Newsletter article on his poster presentation at the 2008 HSS Annual meeting.


Volunteer for the History of Science Society at the Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC.

The History of Science Society is seeking volunteers to help at its booth at the Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. on April 28-29 ( This event aims to stimulate kids’ interest in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) and will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Please contact Greg Macklem at for more information.

Consider a Poster Session at the HSS Meeting in San Diego

The HSS call for papers and posters has been issued and submissions are due April 2, 2012. Most of us don’t think about presenting our work as a poster, yet there are several reasons to consider it. For some, presenting a poster is less intimidating and provides a more natural way of interacting with your topic and those interested in your research. A poster has the potential of greater exposure because a number of people can walk by, see your poster, and talk to you about your work either then or by contacting you later. It is a good way to present exploratory research. A poster allows you to circulate your name in association with an area of research and is a great way to network with others working in similar areas. A poster requires you to think in new ways (especially visually) about your topic.  Once you make the poster you can submit it to other conferences or display it on your campus. Poster presentations can open doors to opportunities. To find out more about submitting a poster for the next HSS annual meeting, see