The 26th annual MEPHISTOS graduate student conference devoted to the History, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine will take place April 4–6, 2008, at the University of Texas at Austin.
TOPICS: The MEPHISTOS Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers from graduate students examining issues related to the History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Anthropology of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Health. Applicants should not, however, feel constrained by the above-listed disciplinary approaches. We welcome paper proposals from all disciplinary fields. Further, applicants should not feel restricted to the modern and contemporary time period as we strongly encourage paper proposals devoted to early modern, medieval and renaissance periods as well.
IDEAS: Past papers have addressed the following issues: Health and Normalcy; Measurement, Evidence, and Representation in Science and Medicine; Technology and Society; Narrative and Science; Knowledge-Making, Knowledge-Forgetting; Religion and Science; Science in the Media; Science and Gender; Science and Art; Ancient Studies of Science; Sciences for the Environment; Non-Western Science; Information Technology; Philosophy of the Mind and the Body.
HOW TO APPLY: All interested applicants please submit a CV and an Abstract (200-300 words, separate attachments preferred) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your CV full contact information, department and university affiliation, and level in graduate program.
DEADLINE: January 1, 2008
ACCEPTANCE: Letters of Acceptance will be emailed to applicants in February 2008. MEPHISTOS presentations are expected to be 15 minutes in length. In accordance with MEPHISTOS traditions, lodging will be provided to conference speakers, and some modest travel grants will also be available—for both international and domestic travelers.
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