Dr. Anja Goeing I was wondering about sponsorship of sessions and how it works--maybe there is an entry somewhere? Thanks,
06 Jan 2019 18:58:28
Susan Jones The entomology session is now full! Thank you for all the responses and interest.
06 Jan 2019 00:33:50
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 jone0996@umn.edu. Thank you! Susan
04 Jan 2019 19:54:42
Mr. 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 - vanneste@g.harvard.edu.
05 Jan 2019 22:45:30
Dr. Yubin Shen HSS239
03 Jan 2019 21:31:04
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 mitchell@physik.rwth-aachen.de. 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.
03 Jan 2019 21:00:40
Ms. 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 m.bruinsma.1@research.gla.ac.uk if interested. Kind regards, Mette Bruinsma University of Glasgow
05 Jan 2019 15:55:01
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 mavxentevskaya@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de if you are interested in joining this panel or for further information.
03 Jan 2019 16:06:26
Dr. Maria Avxentevskaya Dear all, we are planning to organise a panel on the history of scientific translation,
03 Jan 2019 15:57:15
Ms. 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 a.c.vanveen@uu.nl if you are interested in joining this panel or for further information
04 Jan 2019 20:40:45
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: mike.sappol@gmail.com.
02 Jan 2019 15:22:56
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
02 Jan 2019 18:11:30
Adelheid 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
01 Jan 2019 01:36:04
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 katherine.ambler@kcl.ac.uk.
31 Dec 2018 18:40:50
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
02 Jan 2019 16:05:34
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 frdavis@purdue.edu.
31 Dec 2018 18:18:33
Dr. Fenneke Sysling
06 Jan 2019 20:32:02
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: sarebok@gmx.net
30 Dec 2018 19:13:27
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.
31 Dec 2018 19:07:09
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 tbwilds@umn.edu
28 Dec 2018 18:48:17
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 xavier.roque@uab.cat
26 Dec 2018 12:00:52
Ms. Alla Ignatova Hello, I have to add to your work about one little study by Praskovya Ivanovna Tsiklinskaya, the Russian bacteriologist in 1901.
28 Dec 2018 01:53:53
Gustave Lester Hello all, my colleague (Jordan Howell) and I are History of Science Ph.D. candidates at Harvard University organizing a panel on the earth sciences and mining in colonial and settler colonial contexts. We aim to encourage a discussion at the intersection of the history of capitalism, Indigenous history, postcolonial studies, and the history of the earth sciences by asking two questions: first, how should we understand the role of earth scientists in the processes of dispossession and accumulation central to the expansion of global capitalism? Second, how have imperatives of dispossession and accumulation shaped the development of these scientific practices? If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please email me (Gustave Lester) at glester@g.harvard.edu. Thank you!
23 Dec 2018 02:09:03
Ms. Alexis Rider Hello! I'm a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania HSS dept, and I would be interested in having a panel on “the nature of time” at HSS19. The title is open to broad interpretation (chronometers of any kind, ways of making and measuring time, how the temporal shapes images, texts, practices of science). I’d hope to talk about nineteenth century anxieties around deep time, and how fears about the possibility of a natural apocalypse via sun-death was taken up in broader cultural modes, including literature. If you're interested, please email me at ridera@sas.upenn.edu
21 Dec 2018 20:10:19
Lea Beiermann Dear all, we're looking for one more speaker to join our panel on transatlantic knowledges. It has the tentative title "Transatlantic Currents: Microscopes, Fossils, Textbooks and the Making of Knowledge in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries". If you're interested, contact me at l.beiermann@maastrichtuniversity.nl.
21 Dec 2018 08:26:47
Prof. Maria Rentetzi Hein Brookhuis & Robert van Leeuwen and I would like to invite you to join the Organized Session on nuclear science and diplomacy that we are planning for the upcoming annual meeting of the HSS. Please see https://ntua.academia.edu/MariaRentetzi and contact mrentetz@vt.edu for further info.
20 Dec 2018 21:14:59
Alrun Schmidtke (session now full) Dear all, we are thinking about putting together a panel on 20th-century science publishing, i.e. print media in the sciences, scientific/academic authorship, knowledge transmission
08 Jan 2019 10:29:01
Hieke Huistra Dear all, We are looking for participants in a historiographical panel/round table on quality control in history of science. In the past few years, disciplines varying from social psychology to cancer research have been confronted with the ‘replication crisis’. Although replication is standard in science in theory, in practice research outcomes were readily accepted as scientific truths without any replication attempts. Scientists are now worried that they have been, and still are, building on facts that lack a solid foundation. In this panel we want to explore to what extent historians of science face similar problems. In a recent article (https://edu.nl/rm6ka), Hallie Liebermann and Eric Schatzberg have argued that our quality controls are meagre: reviewers hardly ever check primary sources, researchers cite earlier work without trying to reproduce it, and with that, falsehoods easily become historical facts. Are they right? Do we lack proper academic quality control? Does the peer r
18 Dec 2018 15:53:17
Ms. Alla Ignatova
04 Jan 2019 00:56:50
Ian Varga Hello fellow panel seekers and organizers! Whoops, hit enter by mistake on that last one! I'm a doctoral student at Florida State University setting up a panel for space science. If anyone is intereseted in joining a panel on the Space Age or the Apollo program, I'm trying to organize one. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, and this HSS meeting in July is almost inline with it. International perspectives on the space age in particular would be helpful, as I have a paper presently regarding diplomacy and Apollo, but the panel can cover social and cultural responses as well as the political dimensions of the Space Age and space race. Technology is also a major component of this. Please let me know if you're interested at ijv16c@fsu.edu.
17 Dec 2018 20:53:30
Ian Varga Hello fellow panel seekers and organizers!
17 Dec 2018 20:48:32
Dr. Alessandra Passariello Dear all, I would like to be part of a panel (that is to organize but also simply to join) on the history of tissue and organ culture in the XX century. My own research focuses on the Israeli-American developmental biologist Aron Moscona, who was trained in the 1940s in Mandatory Palestine/Israel where no tissue culture research was yet in place and later worked in various European and American institutions. It would be interesting for me to build a panel on national traditions in tissue and organ culture research. This could be done by focusing on the research agenda of the leading representatives of this field in different nations (e.g. Etiènne Wolff for France, Honor Fell for UK, Giuseppe Levi for Italy) or in any other way you might want to suggest. If interested, please contact me at passarie@post.bgu.ac.il
17 Dec 2018 11:45:00
Dr. Alessandra Passariello Dear all, I would like to be part of panel (that is to organize but also simply to join) on the history of tissue and organ culture in the XX century.
17 Dec 2018 11:26:14
Ms. Anne van Veen Dear all, I am looking for participants in a panel about nonhuman animals and history. 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 a.c.vanveen@uu.nl if you are interested in joining this panel or for further information.
15 Dec 2018 15:53:49
Melissa Graboyes Hello! I'd like to put together a panel on History of Science in Africa, writ broadly. Some specific themes I'm interested in, but are not limited to include: 1) The development of scientific cultures in African contexts; 2) How sciences interacted with, transformed, constructed, (mis)constructed, challenged, appropriated, and plagiarised indigenous and folk knowledge; 3) How different forms of knowledge were studied, categorised, and classified (by settlers or indigenous peoples); 4) Decolonising history of science in Africa. My paper focused on African vernacular knowledge in Zanzibar, and the last century of failed malaria elimination attempts there. The paper presents information about what makes malaria an "enivronmental" disease; what it means to "eliminate" a disease; whether acquired immunity exists in Swahili conceptions of the body; and how short and long term risks of failed malaria elimination (i.e. rebound malaria) are conceived of. Please contact me v
15 Dec 2018 15:51:10