CFP: International Colloquium on History of Science

Call for papers from outstanding young researchers in the History of Science, History of Knowledge, or related disciplines for an international colloquium to be held on March 6, 2008, at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

The international colloquium — “History of Science / History of Knowledge: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Young Researchers” — aims to achieve an overview of the long-term potential of various fields of the History of Science / History of Knowledge and to identify those research questions which are most challenging for the future development of the discipline. We offer highly-qualified junior researchers an opportunity to discuss with internationally renowned scholars the research projects that they expect will be most promising for the History of Science / History of Knowledge. The organizers of the colloquium expect new impulses for their further planning of a center for the History of Science in Berlin to emerge from the colloquium.

This call for papers is especially aimed at junior scholars (not more than five years past the doctorate) who have an excellent research record in the History of Science / History of Knowledge, or alternatively do research in natural sciences, human sciences, engineering, in the humanities or social sciences or in interdisciplinary research fields (such as Area Studies, Cultural Studies, History of Technology) but with a strong focus on the History of Science / History of Knowledge. We expect applicants to have received a doctorate, followed by post-doctoral research and/or university experience of a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years, and with a strong record of relevant publications in internationally renowned journals or comparably forms as recognized by their home disciplines.

In order to apply, please send a short summary of the paper you would present (30 min.) if accepted (maximum 2,000 characters), a CV with a list of publications as well as the names of at least two referees in the field of the History of Science / History of Knowledge or a related discipline, by November 15, 2007 at the latest (by email only) to Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator, Max Planck Institute for History of Science,

[Excerpted and forwarded from H-SCI-MED-TECH]

About Jeremy Burman

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman is a senior doctoral student in York University’s Department of Psychology, specializing in the history of developmental psychology and its theory (especially that pertaining to Jean Piaget). Prior to returning to academia, he was a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.