CFP: 54th Annual Meeting of Cheiron, Virtual Format


The 54th Annual Meeting of Cheiron – The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences – will be held using a virtual format starting on Tuesday, June 21st and ending on Thursday, June 23rd.

CHEIRON invites submissions of papers, thematic symposia/panels and roundtables that deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioral or social sciences or related historiographical and methodological issues. All submissions should conform to the guidelines listed below. 

Submissions must be received by February 28, 2022, 5 pm EST

Please send your proposal/abstract electronically as an attachment in MSWord (.doc or .docx) to Co-Program chairs Rodrigo Lopes Miranda, at and Zed Zhipeng Gao, at

Submission guidelines: 

All papers and proposed sessions (thematic symposia/panels, roundtables) 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. 

Since this will be a “virtual” conference using a platform such as Zoom, all presenters must have access to the internet with video and sound capabilities. 

Please indicate the submission type: paper or proposed session (thematic symposia/panels, roundtables).

To facilitate a “blind” peer review, please do not include your name on the proposal/abstract. Instead, in addition to the proposal, please provide a separate cover page that includes: a) title of the presentation; b) author’s name and affiliation; c) author’s email address; d) audio/visual needs; and (e) accessibility requests. In all types of proposals, names of authors/presenters should not be indicated anywhere but on the separate cover page for the submission. 

Papers: Authors should submit a 500-600 word abstract plus a short bibliography that includes the major sources that inform their work. Completed papers should aim to be approximately 20 minutes in length so that ten minutes will be available for discussions of each paper.

Thematic Symposia/Panel or Roundtable: The organizer should submit a 500-600 word description and rationale of the event (plus short bibliography) and a list of the names and affiliations of the participants. Each participant should submit a 500-600 word abstract plus a short bibliography that includes the major sources that inform their work. These sessions will be ninety-minutes in length.

Notification of acceptance: Notifications will be sent by the end of March 2022.

Registration Fees:
Members of Cheiron – $10
Non?members – $15 
Graduate and Undergraduate students: free admission

Young Scholar Award: 

Since 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 a student currently or must have completed doctoral work not more than 5 years prior to the meeting. 

About three weeks after the meeting, applicants should submit a ‘written-up’ version of the paper presented. This may include small changes or additions, but should not exceed 5000 words (including footnotes). Applicants should use the house style of JHBS.

Submissions go to the Cheiron Executive Officer, who sets the exact deadline, and the entries will be judged by members of the Program Committee and the Review Committee. The winner will receive a certificate from Cheiron and will be asked to submit the paper to the Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences within a reasonable period of time. The Award winner may ask Cheiron for assistance in preparing the paper for submission to JHBS. If the paper is accepted by JHBS for publication, the winner will receive a $500 honorarium from the publisher, Wiley Blackwell, in recognition of the Cheiron Young Scholar Award. Please note that the award committee may choose not to grant an award in any given year and that the honorarium depends on publication in JHBS, in addition to winning the Award. 

For more information: 

For updates on the conference and registration materials, please consult Cheiron’s website

For questions concerning the program, contact either of the Co-Program Chairs:  Rodrigo Lopes Miranda, at and Zed Zhipeng Gao, at

For questions concerning the Young Scholar Award or general organizational issues, please contact Larry Stern, Cheiron Executive Officer:

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.