CFP: Midwest Junto for the History of Science

April 4-6, 2014, Kirksville, Missouri, United States

Call for papers

The 56th annual meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science will be held April 4-6, 2014, at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. The 2014 Junto program committee invites paper submissions on any aspect of the history and philosophy of science, technology, or medicine. Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate, and by Junto tradition, lodging for graduate-student presenters will be partially subsidized.

Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and home of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the first such college in the U.S., and currently part of the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Papers on the history of alternative medicine and osteopathy are therefore particularly welcome. A lunch and tour of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine is also planned. The Special Collections of Truman’s Pickler Memorial Library also holds the archives of the eugenicist Harry Laughlin (1880-1943) and the archeologist Lewis Binford (1931-2011).

A short abstract (100-150 words) of proposed papers or sessions should be submitted by February 21, 2014, to David Robinson, Please submit abstracts by email or as attachment.

Additional information on registration and accommodations will be added to the Junto website as it becomes available:

For further information, please contact Peter Ramberg at the address below.

Peter J. Ramberg
Professor of History of Science
School of Science and Mathematics
Truman State University
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501

660-785-4620 (voice)
660-785-4045 (fax)

Deadline: February 21, 2014

Posted: February 13, 2014