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CFP: Cheiron 2010 in Syracuse, NY


Cheiron:  The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences
42nd Annual Meeting, June 24-27, 2010  at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
Papers, posters, symposia, or workshops may deal with any aspect of the history of the behavioral and social sciences or related historiographical and methodological issues.  All submissions must conform to the length limitations listed below (references, tables, etc. may be appended).  To facilitate blind review, please include a cover sheet indicating:  a) title; b) author¹s name and affiliation; c) author¹s address and phone number; and d) audio/visual needs.

All submissions must be received by 5pm CST on January 15, 2009 2010 [thanks Ryan Hunt!). Authors are strongly encouraged to send submissions electronically as attachments (.doc or .rtf), although three printed copies of a submission may be sent by post to the address below.
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Cheiron Meeting Wraps Up

Cheiron statue in Kokkala, India The final sessions of the 2009 Cheiron meeting at Penn St. U. finished on Sunday afternoon. One of the highlights of conference was an evening session sponsored by the Archives of the History of American Psychology (U. Akron) in which were shown several films on child development that had been produced by Walter Mischel Arnold Gesell [thanks Vinny!) between about 1915 and 1930. The films were presented by AHAP director David Baker and two of his assistants, John Bean and Lizette Royer. The complete program can be found on the Cheiron website.

The banquet Saturday night featured the annual Cheiron book auction at which the zany auctioneering of Ian Lubek (and others who shall remain nameless) helped to raise about $1000 for the student travel fund. Continue reading Cheiron Meeting Wraps Up

Objectivity reviewed in Isis

ObjectivityIn the first issue of the one hundredth volume of Isis, Martin Kusch provides an extensive review of Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison’s Objectivity (pictured right).

Objectivity is the long-awaited expansion of Daston and Galison’s influential 1992 paper, “The Image of Objectivity,” into a hefty book-length investigation. Undoubtedly, Objectivity will be required reading for anyone in the history, sociology, and philosophy of science for years to come. This is because the book not only throws a striking new light on the last two hundred years of science, art, and philosophy; it also outlines and exemplifies a provocative, bold, and historically as well as philosophically sophisticated approach to the history of thought more generally. In its scope and ambition Objectivity reminds one of classics in the Annales school, like Philip Ariès’s L’homme devant la mort, or of Michel Foucault’s Les mots et les choses. It is likely that Daston and Galison’s chef d’oeuvre will prove equally influential. (p. 129)

For those interested in discussing how some of the ideas in Objectivity can be applied to psychology, AHP‘s own Chris Green will be presenting such a paper at the forthcoming meeting of Cheiron at Penn State: it is entitled, E. B. Titchener and the New History of Objectivity. 

For more information about Cheiron, the international society for the history of the behavioral and social sciences, click here. Also, get the updated conference program here.

Milar, Pickren to Head History of Psych Groups

Katharine MilarOver this past weekend in Toronto, Katharine Milar of Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana) was acclaimed the next Executive Officer of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Milar succeeds Andrew Winston (of U. Guelph, Ontario), who has held the position for the past six years. Milar is currently the Membership Chair for the Society for the History of Psychology (APA, Div. 26), an organization of which she was president in 2002.

Wade PickrenSeveral days before, it was announced that Wade Pickren has been voted President-Elect of the Society for the History of Psychology. Pickren was the archivist and historian of the American Psychological Association for several years before moving to his current position at Ryerson U. (Toronto, Ontario). He was also the local host of this year’s meeting of Cheiron. He will officially become President-Elect of the SHP when the current President-Elect, Christopher Green (yours truly) moves up to the office of President in January 2009. The current president of SHP is Deborah Johnson of U. Southern Maine.

In other SHP elections, James Pate (Georgia State U.) was elected APA Council Representative, and Trey Buchanan (Wheaton College, Illinois) was acclaimed Secretary-Treasurer.

Cheiron Begins Today

Cheiron teaching AsklepiosThe annual meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences begins today at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

The first session, starting at 12:30, entitled “Race, Politics, and Science in the Twentieth Century,” includes papers by Sebastian Gil-Riano (U. Toronto), Thomas Teo & Laura Ball (York U.), John Jackson & Andrew Winston (U. Colorado, Guelph U.), and Fred Weizmann (York U.). William Tucker (Rutgers U.) will serve as chair and discussant. Continue reading Cheiron Begins Today