Cheiron, the International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, has issued a call for papers for its 2014 meeting. The meeting will take place June 19th to 22nd, 2014 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland (situated mid-way between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD). Abstracts for papers, posters, symposia/panels, and workshops are due January 15th, 2014 by 5pm EST. The full call for papers follows below.
Call for Papers: 46th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Conference Date: June 19th to 22nd, 2014
Conference Location: Hood College, Frederick, MD
Submission Due Date: January 15, 2014, 5pm EST
Papers, posters, symposia/panels, or workshops are invited for the 46th annual meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The conference will be held at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland (45 minutes from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD). The meeting will take place Thursday, June 19th to Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Submissions may deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioral, and social sciences or related historiographical and methodological issues. All submissions should conform to the guidelines listed below.
All submissions must be received by 5pm EST, January 15, 2014. Please email your proposals to the 2014 Program Chair, Cathy Faye at firstname.lastname@example.org
All papers, posters, and proposed symposia/panels should focus on new and original work, i.e. the main part of the work should not have been published or presented previously at other conferences.
To facilitate the peer review and planning process, please provide a separate sheet that includes: a) title; b) author’s name and affiliation; c) author’s mail and email address and phone number; d) audio/visual needs.
Papers: Submit a 700-800 word abstract plus references that contains the major sources that inform your work. Presentations should be 20-25 minutes in length.
Posters: Submit a 300-400 word abstract plus references that contains the major sources that inform your work.
Symposia/Panels: Organizer should submit a 250-300 word abstract describing the symposium as a whole and a list of the names and affiliations of the participants. Each participant should submit a 300-600 word abstract plus references that contains the major sources that inform your work.
Workshops: Organizer should submit a 250-300 word abstract describing the workshop and, if applicable, a list of the names and affiliations of those participating.
Student Stipends & Young Scholar Award
Student Travel Stipends: Cheiron will make funds available to help defray travel expenses for students presenting at the conference. We encourage students to apply for matching stipends at their home institutions. Funding is limited to $100 to $300 per accepted submission; co-authored presentations must be divided among the presenters.
If you wish to be considered for a stipend, please send an additional e-mail to the program chair at the time you submit your proposal.
Young Scholar Award: Beginning in 2008, Cheiron has awarded a prize for the best paper or symposium presentation by a young scholar. To be eligible for consideration, the young scholar must be the sole or first author on the paper and must be responsible for the bulk of the work of the paper. The young scholar must be currently a student or must have completed his or her doctoral work not more than 5 years prior to the 2014 meeting. Please note that the committee may choose not to grant an award in any given year.
If you qualify and would like your paper to be considered, please inform the program chairs at the time you submit your proposal. Three weeks after the meetings, applicants will submit a copy of the presented paper – which may include minor changes – to the Cheiron Executive Officer. The entries will be judged by the Cheiron Program Committee and the Cheiron Review Committee. The winner will receive a certificate from Cheiron, and may be asked to submit the paper to the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences within a reasonable period of time. If the paper is accepted for publication, the winner will receive a $500 honorarium from Wiley-Blackwell, the publisher of JHBS. Winners will receive assistance in preparing the paper for submission to JHBS.