GECC Sponsored Events at the 3-Society Meeting in Philadelphia, 11-14 July 2012

For those of you attending the 3-Society Meeting in Philadelphia next month the Graduate and Early Career Caucus of the History of Science Society will be sponsoring two events:

GECC will hold a mixer at a bar on Thursday, July 12 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
City Tap House:
3925 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Directions from Houston Hall to City Tap House:
After exiting Houston Hall onto Spruce Street, turn right
Walk along Spruce Street to S. 38th Street
Turn Right on S. 38th Street
Turn Left on Walnut Street
It is located on Walnut St. between 39th and 40th streets

GECC will hold a mixer at a coffeehouse on Friday, July 13 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Artisserie Bakery
3421 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Directions from Houston Hall to Artisserie Bakery
Head east toward Woodland Walk and Irvine Auditorium
Turn left on Woodland Walk
Walk pass the Van Pelt Library toward Walnut St.
Turn Left onto Walnut St.
Destination is on your right.

For more information on the 3-Society Meeting visit the HSS website.


See you in Philly!


Volunteers Still Needed for 3 Society Meeting in Philadelphia

Volunteer and Receive a Complimentary Registration to Attend the 2012 HSS/BSHS/CSHPS 3-Society Meeting

Graduate students are invited to volunteer at the HSS conference for 4.5 hours in exchange for their registration fee.  There are a copule of jobs for which we need assistance to ensure that the conferences run smoothly.

  • Registration Desk: volunteers will be needed to welcome attendees, check them in, give them their registration materials, conduct on-site registration as needed, answer questions, and be the first line of assistance for any issues that may arise. While there will always be an HSS staff member on hand, this job requires volunteers to be helpful, polite, and presentable.
  • Collective Book Exhibit: 1 volunteer per shift will be needed to staff the HSS table in the exhibition hall. This table will contain book titles from publishers who could not send a representative. As with the Registration Desk, these volunteers will need to be helpful, polite, and presentable.

We would also like to spread local volunteers among the many shifts, so that someone with local knowledge will be on hand to answer questions about the community. Please let us know when applying if you can be helpful in this regard.

Regardless of the job you are assigned we hope that all volunteers will be flexible during their shift as needs arise and the contingency of events will require everyone to be adaptable.

Early volunteers will get first pick of shifts and jobs, but we ask everyone to be flexible so that everyone can be accommodated.

Although volunteering for 4.5 hours will earn graduate students their registration, you will still be responsible for paying for dinners, hotel, transportation, and all incidentals.

If you are interested, please contact Manuela Fernández in the HSS office at for more information.

Finally, publishers who attend the exhibit typically look for students to staff their tables during lunches, author interviews, breaks, etc. The publishers pay and/or provide books for such service. If you are interested in doing this, please let me know.

For more information on the History of Science Society and the Philosophy of Science Association go to and