The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology
(ISHPSSB) welcomes submission of paper and poster proposals for the biennial meeting
to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, July 10-15, 2011. ISHPSSB brings together
scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to discuss historical, conceptual,
epistemological, political, institutional, and ethical issues of the life sciences in an open
and informal setting. At the Salt Lake City meeting, we plan to continue our tradition of
an inclusive and experimental approach.
Scholars are welcome to submit one proposal for a poster as well as one proposal for an
individual paper or a paper within an organized session.
We are excited to announce a poster session that will be connected to a reception and
vibrant discussion session with distinguished scholars from across the disciplines
represented by ISHPSSB membership. Although less common in meetings of historians
and philosophers, poster sessions are a standard venue for biologists, social scientists,
and educators. Of special note, a poster session offers the possibility of open-ended
time to engage in dialogue with others about one's work.
Planned sessions will be scheduled into a conventional 90-minute forum, allowing up to
four speakers (or three speakers and a commentator) to present their work. A session
organizer can submit a proposal for the session.
Those scholars planning to submit an individual paper – not part of a planned session– are encouraged to post ideas for sessions and discussion panels on the ISHPSSB
discussion board in advance of submission. Posting ideas
here provides a good way to find others who are interested in presenting on similar
topics and organize meaningful and interdisciplinary sessions together.
Scholars are invited to submit poster, session, and paper proposals by following the links
on the ISHPSSB website.
The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2011.
Please Note: The Deadline Has Been Extended to March 3
Additional information about proposal submission is available online, or by contacting the
program co-chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Young and Mark Largent).