CFP: Three Societies Conference 2008

Keble College, OxfordThe sixth 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 Oxford, UK, on 4-6 July 2008. Previous successful meetings were in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2004), St Louis (2000), Edinburgh (1996), Toronto (1992), and Manchester (1988).

The theme of the meeting will be Connecting Disciplines. The Programme Committee seeks papers or sessions that reflect this broad theme and encourages participants to respond to the diverse meanings it has for historians of science, technology and medicine and their colleagues in the wider scholarly community.

The Programme Committee welcomes proposals for sessions or individual papers from researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers. Participation is in no way limited to members of the three organising societies.

Session proposals should normally consist of three or four papers, with or without a commentator. Sessions will be 90 minutes to 2 hours long. If you wish to depart from this rule or wish to submit a session of a different type (eg. round-table) please discuss this with us in advance of the Call for Papers deadline. Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words with no footnotes and comprehensible to a non-specialist audience.

Guidelines for submitting your proposals can be accessed from:

The deadline for submitting a session or abstract is 3 December 2007.

The conference will take place at Keble College (4-6 July 2008), one of the largest Oxford colleges. Accommodation will be available within the college in high quality rooms with en-suite facilities and an inclusive conference package will be available.

The programme will include parallel themed sessions, plenary lectures, education and outreach activities, a reception at the Museum of the History of Science and a conference dinner in the impressive surroundings of Keble College.

Enquiries concerning this conference should be directed to

Intending participants should also note that the usual HSS rules concerning presenting at successive conferences do not apply to this meeting.

Sally Horrocks
Programmes Secretary, BSHS

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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.