The program chairs for the Fourth British-North American 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 3-6 August 2000, St. Louis, Missouri, USA have extended the paper proposal deadline to 31 JANUARY 2000. ALL THEMES AND TOPICS FOR SESSIONS AND PAPERS ARE WELCOME. St. Louis features a world-famous botanical garden, and the city's central location means that it is easily accessible and highly affordable.
Those submitting papers or sessions for consideration may wish to consult some of the specific issues that address the conference theme: "What is to be done? History of Science in the New Millennium."
critical historiographical issues in the history of science, past,
present and future.
master narratives in the history of science, including reassessments of earlier narratives and presentations of new ones.
evaluating the relationship between the history of science and other
disciplines, such as sociology, literary studies, social history, cultural history, environmental history, natural science (the "science wars")
important absences in the history of science: what's been missed? what
can't be said?
differing modes of investigation in the history of science, including
museum and material culture studies, history of popular culture, history
of printing and publishing, and others.
re-examinations of particular chronological (e.g., Enlightenment or
medieval science) and thematic fields (e.g., the history of biology,
science and gender, science and popular culture).
the development of history of science as a discipline and as a
profession, in particular to provide an international perspective to the
issues that the HSS considered at its 75th anniversary meeting in 1999.
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