CFP Three Societies Meeting – extended deadline Dec 10th

Final Reminder
and
Extended Submission Deadline
December 10, 2015

Eighth Joint Meeting of the BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS

22-25 June 2016
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The eighth 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 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Previous successful meetings were in Philadelphia (2012), Oxford (2008), Halifax, Nova Scotia (2004), St Louis (2000), Edinburgh (1996), Toronto (1992), and Manchester (1988).

The theme of the meeting will by ‘Transitions’.  Although presenters are not confined to this theme, the Program Committee is seeking papers or sessions that reflect this theme and encourages participants to consider the broader scientific, scholarly and social implications associated with moments of scientific transition.

The conference will take place at the University of Alberta. Founded in 1905, U of A is located in Edmonton, Canada’s most northern major city. U of A has 37,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and academic staff. Accommodation will be available on campus and near campus.

The programme will include parallel themed sessions, plenary lectures, education and outreach activities, a reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta and a Conference Dinner (TBA).  Delegates can explore the vibrant arts scene, and there are many festivals in June, including the Edmonton International Jazz Festival.

The Programme Committee welcomes proposals for sessions or individual papers based around the conference theme from researchers at all stages of their careers. Participation is in no way limited to members of the three organising societies, but there will be a discount for members.  Intending participants should also note that the usual HSS rules concerning presenting at successive conferences do not apply to this meeting.

The EXTENDED DEADLINE for submitting a session or paper proposal is 10 December 2015

Full details of how to submit your session or abstract can be found at:www.uab.ca/3societies

Enquiries concerning the program should be directed to aede@ualberta.ca

Enquiries concerning the conference should be directed tothreesocieties2016@ualberta.ca

BSHS Master’s Bursaries Available

The BSHS is very pleased to announce a competition for up to 4 bursaries of £4,000 each to support students taking a master’s degree in the history of science, technology or medicine. This round of awards will be available to those who have been accepted on a master’s programme for the academic year 2015-16.

  • Applicants must have a confirmed place on a master’s programme in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
  • Those studying for research-based master’s degrees are eligible to apply, but not PhD students nominally registered for MPhil (or similar) provisionally pending upgrade to PhD registration.
  • There is no nationality requirement for applicants. There is no age limit.
  • Non-members of the Society are welcome to apply.

Applications should be made using the form provided (see below), and should include a financial statement indicating what other funding has been sought or received. Those who have been given full studentships from other funding sources will not be eligible for these bursaries. All application materials should be sent as either word or PDF files by e-mail to the Executive Secretary at office@bshs.org.uk with the subject ‘master’s bursaries’. The deadline is 30 June 2015. The applicant should ask two referees to send their supporting statements directly to the Executive Secretary, using the forms provided, to office@bshs.org.uk.

Applications will be considered by members of the Society’s Grants Committee, and other experts as appropriate. No interviews will be held. Applicants will be notified by the end of July. Details of successful applicants may be published in the Society’s newsletter Viewpoint where appropriate.

In addition to the bursary, the successful applicants will receive a year’s free membership of the BSHS and a free registration at the BSHS postgraduate conference in January. Grants will be paid by cheque or bank transfer at the start of the agreed award period. Grants not taken up within six months will be cancelled. Bursary recipients must notify the Society if their situation changes; a portion of the bursary may be reclaimed if the course is not completed. Bursary recipients must submit a brief report at the end of their award period. They should acknowledge the support of the Society in any publications or conference presentations which may arise from their work for the master’s degree.

See the application form below

BSHS-Masters-Bursary-Form-400012

Click on the link for the British Society for the History of Science website