CFP: Second National Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

March 9-11, 2018, DePauw University

To see a report on the inaugural conference, please see the HSS Newsletter.

Call for papers

Conference Theme: Transcending Boundaries

Keynote Speaker: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, Early Modern Science, Iberian World and the Atlantic, (University of Texas, Austin).

Title: “The Global Scientific Revolution: Potosi and the Philippines circa 1600”

Organizer: Nahyan Fancy, Associate Professor, History of Islamic Science and Medicine (DePauw University)

 This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together undergraduate students from across North America who are investigating:

1)    how science, technology and medicine (STM) affect societies;

2)    how societal values and concerns inform and constitute STM; and/or

3)    the historical and/or conceptual foundations of STM.

Given the fast-paced nature of advances in STM and their deepening penetration into personal lives, critical thinking about STM is essential in our time. We invite submissions addressing the above topics from students across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. We particularly encourage papers that transcend boundaries, whether disciplinary, spatial or temporal.

Registration, lodging, and meals will be provided for all student presenters. Once their papers have been accepted, students may also apply for a travel subsidy (up to $250). Interested students should submit their abstracts (250 words) and a brief bio by December 15, 2017. Abstracts and bios should be sent as pdf files to: All applicants will be notified by January 18, 2018.

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Deadline: December 15, 2017

Posted: November 16, 2017