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Mr. Paul Sampson Hello! One of my panelists will unfortunately not be able to attend - which means that I have an open room in the airbnb townhome I have rented in downtown Utrecht. If you are in need of some reasonably-priced last minute accommodation, please feel free to contact me!
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Ms. Catarina Madruga Hello. Any news on #hss19 panels/papers acceptance? Thank you.
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Prof. Anja Goeing I was wondering about sponsorship of sessions and how it works--maybe there is an entry somewhere? Thanks,
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Prof. Susan Jones The entomology session is now full! Thank you for all the responses and interest.
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Prof. Susan Jones Dear all, in these final days before the deadline, we have 1-2 more spots for papers in a panel on global entomology during the 19th-20th centuries, broadly construed (i.e. not just on insect eradication but also pollinators, silkworms, etc.). I am organizing, so please reply to me here or at Thank you! Susan
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Aaron Van Neste Dear Prof. Jones, I am interested in joining your panel on global entomology. I am writing about the importation of the African palm weevil to Malaysia as a pollinator in the 1970s-80s, and the novel multi-species ecologies and labor histories that were generated. I will email you -
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Dr. Yubin Shen HSS239
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Dr. Daniel Mitchell Myself (Daniel Jon Mitchell) and two colleagues (Christopher Hollings & Isobel Falconer) are looking for a further contributor to our organized session on interactions between physical and algebraic conceptions and methods, c.1830–1920. As we elaborate further in our abstract, our papers examine the constraints, assumptions and approaches that the requirement for physical intelligibility brought to the work of mathematicians and mathematical physicists, while subjecting that notion to historical scrutiny. We develop the idea that this requirement can be cached out in opposing forms, with positions taken up along a spectrum. If you think that your work aligns sufficiently with ours and wish to participate, please send an email (or, even better, an abstract) in haste to If it helps, we can probably afford to loosen the subject matter to include e.g. geometry and adjust the time period a little, for example.
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Mette Bruinsma SESSION FULL, thanks for all the responses! Dear all, although time is limited before the deadline, we still have 1 spot available in the session me and two of my colleagues are planning to submit, about field sciences / fieldwork in the broadest sense of the word. We are approaching this theme from a geographic disciplinary perspective, but are of course very excited to add some other perspectives as well! Please e-mail me at if interested. Kind regards, Mette Bruinsma University of Glasgow
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Dr. Maria Avxentevskaya Dear all, we are planning to organise a panel about the history of scientific translation, broadly considered. Papers could be about specific techniques in translation, the social/administrative status and training of translators, the publication and reception history of translations, historiographies of scientific translation, and methodological papers about how to conduct and write historical research about scientific translation. The panel will follow up on research and series of events on knowledge in translation conducted at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Please contact me at if you are interested in joining this panel or for further information.
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Dr. Maria Avxentevskaya Dear all, we are planning to organise a panel on the history of scientific translation,
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Anne Van Veen UPDATE: our panel is full. Dear all, I am looking for 1 more participant for a panel about nonhuman animals and history of science. Papers could be about historical research which features nonhuman animals or methodological/theoretical/philosophical papers about how to conduct and write historical research about other animals. My own research focusses on multispecies histories of animals (human and nonhuman) in laboratories in the Netherlands between 1950 and the present. Please contact me at if you are interested in joining this panel or for further information
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Dr. Michael Sappol Hi: I know the clock is running. I want to put together a panel on scientific illustration, visualization, representation, aesthetics--or it could be on anatomy. I'm working on a history of anatomical photography--the use of photography in anatomical study, from the 1860s to about 1940. My paper will be on the extraordinary topographical anatomical photographs of E-L Doyen (1910-11-12). If you're interested, to expedite matters, please respond to my email:
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Mr. Arash Ghajarjazi Dear Michael, I am submitting an abstract for a paper on hisotry of anatomy in the 19th century. I have sent you an email with more details. Arash
0 Loves 02 Jan 2019 06:11 PM
Heidi Voskuhl Hello – I’m thinking of putting together (or participating in) a roundtable on LGBTQ matters. I’m open to any ideas and input. Right now, I’m thinking it could be interesting to focus on the ways that politics and methodology operate in institutions (including HSS itself, but also universities, academies, public spheres, associations), and integrate how such questions are discussed in other Area Studies (such as geography-based Area Studies, disability studies, Black Studies, Jewish Studies, Film Studies, etc.) in addition to Queer Studies and Science Studies. Queer panels in the last HSS meetings (2016, 2018) were concerned with case studies about “queer science,” questions about interrelations among Science Studies, Queer Studies, and activism, as well as “black/brown/queer geographies and temporalities in the history of science” (quotes from past programs). Putting some emphasis on other Area Studies and their liaisons with both Science Studies and Queer Studies for 2019 could add o
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Ms. Katherine Ambler Dear all, we are looking for an extra participant for a thematic panel on different forms of scientific “expertise” (e.g. professional / experiential) and interaction / conflict / cooperation between them. Ideally, we would prefer someone working on a period earlier than the 20th century but are otherwise open to ideas in terms of geography / subject. If you are interested, please contact me on
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Mr. Alessio Rocci Dear Katherine, I wrote you an e-mail in order to understand if my proposal could fit your panel session. Alessio Rocci
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Frederick R. Davis Greetings! We are hoping to find one or two more participants for a panel about Animals as Sentinel Species in the context of environmental science. If interested, please contact me at
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Dr. Fenneke Sysling
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Dr. Sandra Rebok Dear all, I am interested in organizing a panel around Alexander von Humboldt, as a contribution to the commemoration of his 250th anniversary in 2019. The panel should focus on his networks of knowledge, the collaborative science he practiced and the importance of Humboldtian Science today. If interested, please contact me at:
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Jules Skotnes-Brown UPDATE: Panel full. Thanks everyone. Hello! We are looking for one more person working on science in Africa for a potential panel series (two paired panels). Anyone interested please contact me on/before 1 January.
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Dr. Travis Wilds Hello! I'm organizing a panel on cultural histories of quantification in Europe, roughly 1770-1850, and seeking participants working on the use of measurement, mathematization and number in any scientific context. Material could be grounded in any geographical context, but proposals that examine the way European/British scientific cultures or specific figures responded to Paris-based notions of exact quantification pioneered by Laplace, Lavoisier and others will be strongly favored. How did the hyper-precise quantification and Newton-style mathematization advocated by these figures fare outside France’s borders? How did Napoleon’s scrambling of the European map affect the diffusion of these scientific ideals? What factors led to their ultimate acceptance, or deformation, or rejection? If interested, drop me an email at
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Dr. Xavier Roqué Dear all, I am organizing a panel on Little Science. Following a session at the BSHS-ESHS conference in London (September 2018), we'd like to trace the historical lineage and explore the current relevance of small-scale, groundbreaking research. Amongst other aspects, the panel seeks: 1) to provide a working definition of contemporary little science, one that does not proceed backwards from Big Science; 2) to trace the historical roots of little science, bearing in mind that the term was barely used before the mid-20th century; 3) to investigate the cost-effectiveness and impact of specific little science efforts and discuss their general validity; and 4) to relate present small-scale research to a number of conversations and critiques of the sciences and technology, having to do with funding, commercialization, and political control. If you are interested, contact me at
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Mrs. Alla Ignatova Hello, I have to add to your work about one little study by Praskovya Ivanovna Tsiklinskaya, the Russian bacteriologist in 1901.
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