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CFP: Midwest Junto December 13, 2015

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Call For Papers:

2016 Midwest Junto for the History of Science

The 59th annual meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science will be held April 1st-3rd , 2016, at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. The 2016 Junto is hosted by the University of Oklahoma Department of the History of Science and the History of Science Collections, a truly world class collection. 

We welcome submissions for fifteen-minute presentations on any aspect of the history of science, technology, the environment and medicine. Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate. 

A short abstract of between 250 and 300 words of your proposed paper should be submitted electronically by February 1st, 2016 to Rienk Vermij (rienk.vermij@ou.edu). Please include your name, institutional affiliation, the degree (MA/Ph.D) towards which you are currently studying, or faculty status, if that is the case, as well as your email, and phone number with your abstract.

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Three Societies Meeting – Edmonton, Alberta December 1, 2015

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Final CFP and Extended Submission Deadline – 10 December 2015

Eighth Joint Meeting of the BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS
22-25 June 2016, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The eighth joint meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and the History of Science Society will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Previous successful meetings were in Philadelphia (2012), Oxford (2008), Halifax, Nova Scotia (2004), St Louis (2000), Edinburgh (1996), Toronto (1992), and Manchester (1988).

The theme of the meeting will be “Transitions.”  Although presenters are not confined to this theme, the Program Committee is seeking papers or sessions that reflect this theme and encourages participants to consider the broader scientific, scholarly and social implications associated with moments of scientific transition.

The conference will take place at the University of Alberta. Founded in 1905, U of A is located in Edmonton, Canada’s most northern major city. U of A has 37,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and academic staff. Accommodation will be available on campus and near campus.

The program will include parallel themed sessions, plenary lectures, education and outreach activities, a reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta and a Conference Dinner (TBA).  Delegates can explore the vibrant arts scene, and there are many festivals in June, including the Edmonton International Jazz Festival.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for sessions or individual papers based around the conference theme from researchers at all stages of their careers. Participation is in no way limited to members of the three organizing societies, but there will be a discount for members.  Intending participants should also note that the usual HSS rules concerning presenting at successive conferences do not apply to this meeting.

The EXTENDED DEADLINE for submitting a session or paper proposal is 10 December 2015.

Full details of how to submit your session or abstract can be found at: www.uab.ca/3societies

Inquiries concerning the program should be directed to: aede@ualberta.ca

Inquiries concerning the conference should be directed to: threesocieties2016@ualberta.ca.