Call for Abstracts - CSHPS Annual Conference

Published on: 18 Nov 2019

Proposals due January 10th, 2020

The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in London, ON, May 30-June 1, 2020 (http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/meeting.html). 

The Program Committee invites scholars working on the history and philosophy of science to submit abstracts for individual papers or proposals for sessions (typically 3 papers). We particularly encourage scholars to engage with the theme for Congress 2020 – “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism”. Unrelated topics and themes are also welcome.
Meeting languages: The CSHPS is a bilingual society. Individual papers may be given in English or French, but efforts to broaden participation are appreciated (e.g. a presentation in English could be accompanied by a PowerPoint in French, and vice versa). Similarly, sessions can be presented in either English or French, but bilingual sessions are especially welcomed.

Joint sessions: The CSHPS meeting overlaps with the meeting dates of a number of other member societies of the CFHSS, including the Canadian Philosophical Association, the Canadian Historical Association, Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine. We welcome proposals for joint sessions with these and other societies (please mention this specifically in your session proposal). However, no talk will be accepted for presentation at more than one society. Number of submissions: Individuals can only submit one abstract for the CSHPS meeting (i.e. either an abstract for an individual paper or an abstract as part of a session proposal).

Submissions via EasyChair:
In order to preserve the anonymity of authors, it is important that contact information and other identifying information be excluded from the file containing the abstract.
Individual paper submissions should include a file with a title and a brief abstract (150-250 words), and—on the EasyChair form—the author’s name and contact information, and a list of keywords.
Session proposals should include a single file with a session title, titles and brief abstracts (150-250 words) for each paper, and—on the EasyChair form—the names and contact information of the presenters and session organizer, and a list of keywords.
Proposals should be in pdf format.
Deadline: January 10th, 2020
Submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cshpsschps2020 

Presenters: All presenters must be members of the CSHPS at the time of the meeting. For more information about CSHPS membership, consult: http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/join.html
Student Prize: The CSHPS offers the Richard Hadden Award, a book prize for the best student paper presented at the meeting. To be considered for the award, students should submit a copy of their paper by e-mail (program.cshps@gmail.com) by April 6th, 2020. Details of this prize can be found at:
CFHSS: Information about Congress registration and accommodation will be available at the CFHSS congress website: http://congress2020.ca

Program Committee (2019-2020): Geoff Bil (Delaware), Molly Kao (Montreal) chair, Gordon McOuat (King’s College), Audrey Yap (Victoria)
Local Arrangements: Eric Desjardins (UWO)
Contact email: program.cshps@gmail.com 

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