CFP: The Third Biennial Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences

April 6-May 10, 2016, Annapolis, MD

Call for papers

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for the History of Physics is pleased to host a third international conference for graduate students and early career scholars, to be held April 6-10, 2016 in Annapolis, MD.

The goal of this conference is to foster communication and collaboration amongst junior scholars and to provide a forum for exploring and reflecting upon current issues in the historiography of the physical sciences. The conference will also provide an opportunity for junior scholars to interact with invited senior scholars. “Early Career” includes graduate students and recent PhDs, independent scholars, post-docs, and those in early-stage academic positions.

They welcome submissions, including works-in-progress, from all time periods and areas of the history of the physical sciences, including geophysics, industrial physics, astronomy, chemistry, space sciences, and more. All historiographical perspectives are welcome, from socio-cultural to highly technical.

Presentations should be 20 minutes in length. Paper proposals should include the following:

  • Your name
  • E-mail address
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (250 words max.)
  • A short biography, indicating where you are in your studies and/or career (250 words   max.)

*Supplementary Travel funds will be available for all participants*

Paper proposals should be sent as an attachment in a single document (.pdf, .docx, or .doc) to The submission deadline is December 30, 2015. Applicants will be notified by January 30, 2016.

Conference Organizers:

The Conference is supported by the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics.

Deadline: December 30, 2015

Posted: November 16, 2015