Each year the Mephistos graduate student conference moves to a new location, and this year, the STS program at Virginia Tech is proud to host the 20th anniversary event. Mephistos is a multi-disciplinary graduate student conference in the History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Politics of Science, Technology, and Medicine (sometimes known as "science studies"). The conference offers an opportunity for graduate students to present papers, engage in formal and informal discussion, and meet students from other universities who share their research interests.
The Mephistos 2002 Organizing Committee welcomes submissions to present current research, a dissertation chapter, thesis or dissertation proposals, or other unique forums for interaction. We seek submissions of abstracts from graduate students in any discipline or interdisciplinary program on any topic whose research analyzes issues in (or related to) science, technology, and medicine. Papers may range chronologically from ancient times to the present. Please mail, e-mail, or fax a one-page abstract (e-mail submissions preferred) for a 15-20 minute paper and a brief C.V. by January 7, 2002 to the address below.
NOTE: We plan to offer travel grants to all students who participate in the conference. As such, we encourage early submission of abstracts and proposals so that our funding committee can more effectively procure the necessary funds. Thus, we will begin accepting submissions on December 10, 2001.
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