History of Science Society 2018

Founded in 1924, HSS hosts its annual meeting to faciliate contributions to and conversations about original research in the history of science. We invite scholars and enthusiasts of science history to submit proposals for our upcoming annual meeting in Seattle, WA (1–4 Nov 2018).

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Find out more about the History of Science Society and the resources it provides to historians of science on our website.

Call For Papers

Deadline for Submissions: 15 April 2018

HSS welcomes submissions on all topics

Proposals must be submitted via the Abstract Submissions system found on this website. (It is always accessible through the Abstract Submissions link in the navigation bar above.) To submit an abstract, an account is required, which can be created through the New Account link in the navigation menu.

Need to know

  • Unlike many academic organizations, HSS does not require participants to be members, but the Society does require all participants to register for the meeting, which will be done through this website
  • HSS will give strong preference to session proposals that reflect diversity in institutional affiliation, rank, and gender
  • Only one proposal per person (including roundtables) may be submitted, and no one may appear more than once on the program (nonrecurrence rule). This restriction does not include workshops, chairing, and other non-typical proposals
  • Pre-circulation of papers will be facilitated through this meeting website
  • All submitters are encouraged to read the Committee on Meetings and Program’s Guidelines for Evaluating Proposals (PDF), which provides criteria for paper acceptance

We are currently accepting four types of proposals

  1. Individual Papers are proposals submitted by an individual on a topic in the history of science
  2. Organized Sessions are proposals usually comprising four to five presenters, submitted by an organizer
  3. Roundtables are proposals meant to facilitate discussions about the history of science or state of the discipline that are submitted by an organizer
  4. Flashtalks are proposals for presentations of five minutes or less submitted by a graduate student

Additional information about proposals and instructions for submission can be found on the Abstract Submission page.

A PDF of the Call for Papers is available for distribution or reference.

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Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Photo Credit

Banner photo, "Seattle Skyline (view from Queen Anne Hill)," is by Daniel Schwen. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.