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.
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.