CFP: 55th Annual Meeting of Cheiron, New York City, June 15-18, 2023


The 55th Annual Meeting of Cheiron – The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences – will be held at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York City from Thursday, June 15th through Sunday, June 18th 2023. 

CHEIRON invites submissions of papers, thematic symposia/panels roundtables, workshops and posters that deal with an 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.  

Although Cheiron strongly encourages in-person attendance, for those unable to attend the conference at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York City, we will “stream” sessions using a virtual format. “Virtual attendees,” as members of the audience, will be able to engage in discussions during sessions. Moreover, we will, under exceptional circumstances, accept a limited number of papers – roughly 25% of the total – that can be presented “virtually.” 

Submissions must be received by February 15, 2023, 5 pm EST 

Submission guidelines 

Please use the following online form to submit your proposal/abstract: 

All papers and proposed sessions (thematic symposia/panels, roundtables) should focus on new and original work. The main part of the work should not have been published or presented previously at other conferences.  

Using the online form, please indicate the submission type: on-site paper presentation, virtual paper presentation, proposed session (thematic symposia/panels, roundtables), workshop, or poster.  

To facilitate a “blind” peer review, authors must not include their name anywhere on the proposal/abstract. Information concerning author(s)’s name and affiliation; author(s)’s preferred email address; audio/visual needs; and accessibility requests will be submitted using the online form.  

Papers (On Site or Virtual)):  

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


The organizer should submit a 250-300 word abstract describing the workshop and, if applicable, a list of the names and affiliations of those participating. 


The presenter should submit a 250-300 word abstract describing the theme and/or issues to be discussed. 

Notification of acceptance:  

Notifications will be sent by the end of March 2023. 

Conference Information 

Registration Fees: 

Attendance on site:  
Members of Cheiron – $125 
Non?members – $150  
Graduate and Undergraduate students: $25 

Virtual Attendees: 

Members of Cheiron – $35 
Non?members – $50  
Graduate and Undergraduate students: $10 
One-Day on-site registration – $35 

Lodging: We have arranged inexpensive accommodation on campus in McMahon Hall, Fordham’s student housing residence, as well as hotel accommodations within walking distance of the campus. 

On-campus housing: Two- or three-bedroom suites/apartments are available on campus. There are thirty-five beds available, with one guest per bedroom allowed. It is Fordham’s policy to not allow “couples” in these rooms. The cost for each guest bedroom is $75 per night. 

Off-campus housing: Rooms at reduced rates will be available at The Empire Hotel and Hotel Belleclaire. At the Empire, the June, 2023 rate for a Standard Queen is $269/night. At the Belleclaire, the rate is $249 for a Standard Full, $269 for a Deluxe Queen. A link will be set up by each Hotel so that guests can reserve and pay for their own reservations once. More precise information will be provided once the Registration for the conference has opened. 

Travel Stipends:  

Cheiron will make funds available to help defray travel expenses for students, as well as other scholars facing financial hardship, who present at the conference. We encourage everyone to apply for support from their home institutions. The Travel Stipend is limited to $250 to $400 – depending on circumstances – per accepted submission; co-authored presentations must be divided among the presenters. 

If you wish to be considered for the stipend you will find a place on the submission form to explaining your status submit your request. 


The registration fee includes breakfast juice, coffee/tea, muffins and fruit during the morning sessions, and snacks between sessions. 

The Banquet will be held on Campus and there will be a choice of three-course-entries, costing roughly between $80 and $100, to be paid by the attendee. More information – your choice of entrées – will be forthcoming on Cheiron’s website. 

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 in the coming weeks (the webpage is currently being updated and revamped). 

For questions concerning the program, contact either of the Co-Program Chairs:  

Ian Davidson, at ­­­­­­­­­­ and/or Verena Lehmbrock, at 

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

We hope to see you next June in New York City! 

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.