British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Postgraduate Conference 2014

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  • The British Soci­ety for the His­tory of Sci­ence (BSHS) Post­grad­u­ate Con­fer­ence 2014 will be held at the Uni­ver­sity of Leeds on 8-​10th Jan­u­ary 2014.

    Call for Papers

    We wel­come pro­pos­als both for papers from indi­vid­u­als and for ses­sions. We would also like to take the oppor­tu­nity to encour­age sub­mis­sions from the phi­los­o­phy of sci­ence, or bet­ter still, papers that man­age to do a lit­tle bit of both!

    For indi­vid­ual papers, please send your name, uni­ver­sity affil­i­a­tion, paper title, 5 – 6 key words, and an abstract (no more than 300 words). When propos­ing a ses­sion, please col­lect all of the required infor­ma­tion above, and the abstracts for each of the papers (no more than four papers in a panel) into a sin­gle doc­u­ment, and include an abstract for the ses­sion itself, explain­ing its aims and value.

    So please, start send­ing in your abstracts and check­ing what money is made avail­able to you in your respec­tive depart­ments. The post­grad­u­ate con­fer­ence is a great occa­sion for those of you look­ing to make some good HPS friends, or those of you just get­ting used to the idea of giv­ing aca­d­e­mic papers, or, of course, those of you that have been doing this for ages now and want to show off a bit while flirt­ing with the impres­sion­able newbies.

    Butler-​Eyles Travel Grants

    The Butler-​Eyles Fund pro­vides sup­port for stu­dents or inde­pen­dent schol­ars attend­ing con­fer­ences organ­ised or spon­sored by the British Soci­ety for the His­tory of Sci­ence. It makes grants (up to £100) towards travel costs, where those costs would not be cov­ered by another insti­tu­tion or fund­ing body. It does not make grants towards accom­mo­da­tion costs, as sub­si­dies for accom­mo­da­tion are already built into the BSHS con­fer­ence rates.

    Fran­cis H.C. But­ler and Joan and Vic­tor Eyles were found­ing mem­bers of the British Soci­ety for the His­tory of Sci­ence in 1947. They all served on Coun­cil at var­i­ous stages in the 1950s and 1960s, and F.H.C. But­ler was the first sec­re­tary of the Soci­ety. The Butler-​Eyles Fund derives from their bequests, and sub­se­quent dona­tions by mem­bers of the Society.

    • Appli­cants must be cur­rently reg­is­tered for a post­grad­u­ate degree or be inde­pen­dent scholars.
    • Appli­cants must be mem­bers of the Society.
    • Pref­er­ence will be given to those who are deliv­er­ing papers at the conference.

    Con­fer­ence Fee

    We are keen to keep things as inex­pen­sive as pos­si­ble. At present we will be ask­ing for £32 from PhD stu­dents and £28 from MA stu­dents for reg­is­tra­tion. We will have a def­i­nite price once reg­is­tra­tion is open. Lunch will be pro­vided on each day and is included in your reg­is­tra­tion fee. Rooms (includ­ing break­fast) have been arranged at the IBIS hotel near the cam­pus, at the reduced rate of £47 a night. The num­ber of avail­able rooms is lim­ited, so book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. When book­ing you will need to pro­vide a con­fir­ma­tion num­ber (please email us to get this num­ber, we don’t want to stick it on the inter­net where civil­ians might find it). There will be a for­mal con­fer­ence din­ner the night of the 9th, which is an addi­tional £25 for those wish­ing to attend.

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