Submission Deadline Extended for 2014 HSS Meeting

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Due to numerous requests, we are extending the deadline for our Call for Papers for the 2014 conference to 21 April (11:59 pm EDT). As we take this extraordinary measure, we want to remind you that we will have grants for dependent care (up to $200) available, with preference give to those who are appearing on the program. We will also offer a limited number of travel grants to scholars outside the U.S. (priority given to graduate students and independent scholars) who are not eligible for NSF travel grants. The guidelines for submitting proposals (please read them carefully) can be found here. For more information about the 2014 Meeting, visit the conference page here.

News about the HSTM Database

Notice to users of the Isis Bibliography. For the past several months, it appears that the HSTM database hosted by EBSCO was missing a very substantial number of records from the Isis dataset. Researchers who have searched in the EBSCO system may have turned up many fewer results than they should have. The gap affected records from 2000 to 2012. We apologize for this extraordinary mistake, but we think that the problem is now mostly remedied. EBSCO is, however, currently checking the database for further errors.

Call for Papers: 2014 History of Science Society Meeting

History of Science Society

The History of Science Society is now accepting proposals for organized sessions, contributed papers, and posters for the 2014 HSS Annual Meeting, to be held 6-9 November 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The deadline for submissions is
21 April 2014

You can read the entire call for papers here, and the guidelines for evaluating proposals here. We have also set up a wiki page to assist scholars in finding others with similar interests to organize sessions. That page can be found here.

An FAQ for the meeting is located here.

Submissions can be made online here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Office of the History of Science Society at

January 2014 Newsletter

The January newsletter is now online. In this issue Rodolfo John Alaniz writes about diversity statistics for recent history of science doctoral recipients in American universities; Jay Malone announces the society's intention to develop a new strategic plan; and member and profession news.

Elizabeth Paris Endowment for Socially Engaged History and Philosophy of Science

The History of Science Society is pleased to announce a new venture: the Elizabeth Paris Endowment for Socially Engaged History and Philosophy of Science. Honoring the life and interests of Elizabeth Paris (1968-2009), a historian and philosopher of science and HSS member, the Endowment aims to provide for a regular public event that will bring to a wider audience an understanding of the value of the history and philosophy of science. For more information on Elizabeth, the Endowment, and how to give, please click this link.

Isis Books Received Updated

The list of books received in the editorial offices of Isis through February of 2013 can be found at the Isis Books Received page here. Any books purchased through links on the Books Received page will help support the History of Science Society.

Sites for Future Meetings Finalized through 2018

The History of Science Society has finalized arrangements for the dates and sites for the annual meetings through 2018. Future HSS meetings are scheduled for:

6-9 November 2014 - Chicago, Illinois

19-22 November 2015 - San Francisco, California

3-6 November 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia

9-12 November 2017 - Toronto, Ontario

1-4 November 2018 - Seattle, Washington

2013 History of Science Society Awards Announced

The History of Science Society prize ceremony took place on Saturday, November 23rd at the HSS Annual Meeting in Boston.

A list of the prize recipients can be found here. Congratulations to all of the winners.

History of Science Graduate Program Listing Available

A listing of graduate programs in the history of science and related fields is now available here. This summary includes contact information for programs around the world. Please send any corrections or additions to Our thanks go to Nathan Crowe for his work in creating and maintaining the site.



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