The 2003 annual meeting of the Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of the Physical Sciences (JASHOPS) will take place in Cambridge, MA on September 19-21, 2003. The meeting's theme is "Modern Physical Sciences and the State." The goal of the seminar is to review and discuss recent historiographic innovations and methodological approaches. Proposals for papers dealing with the post-Newtonian physical sciences, analyzed from different angles and perspectives, are welcomed. More time than usual will be reserved for the informal discussion of papers to encourage reflection on the significance of different methodological frameworks. The meeting and discussion will be highly informal. The conference will be jointly hosted by the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and by the Department of History of Science at Harvard University. Graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s are particularly encouraged to present papers on their latest research.
We expect some limited funds to reimburse travel expenses. Housing will be arranged by local participants. The deadline for submitting an abstract (of approximately 250 words) is April 30, 2003. Please include your name, address, institutional affiliation, and year of graduate study or Ph.D. completion date.
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