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

February 28-March 2, 2019, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, USA

Keynote: “Revolutionary Turmoil and Cornea Donation: Changing Egyptian Attitudes toward Medicine’s Use of Dead Bodies”
Speaker: Sherine Hamdy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. Author of graphic novel, Lissa: A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship and Revolution.

Handheld devices that are more powerful than home computers. Driver-less cars. Gene Therapy for treating cancer — These are just some of the fast-paced changes in science, technology and medicine (STM) from the last decade. How should society respond to these and other changes in STM from the recent, and not-so-recent past?

Call for papers

The Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at DePauw University (February 28–March 2, 2019) welcomes student papers that
address these and other issues related to STM in historical and present societies throughout the world. As an interdisciplinary gathering, we encourage students to submit papers from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences (check out our Facebook page for past presentations). Papers may choose to address:

  1. how science, technology and medicine (STM) affect societies (past or present);
  2. how societal values and concerns (past or present) inform and constitute STM; Or
  3. the conceptual foundations and/or ethical implications of STM.

Registration, lodging, and meals will be provided for all student presenters. Student presenters may also apply for a travel subsidy (up to $250). Interested students should submit an overview of their paper (250 words) and a brief bio (50 words) by January 5, 2019 using this Google form. If you have any questions, please contact Nahyan Fancy, Associate Professor of History, DePauw University at All applicants will be notified by January 20, 2019.

Funding provided by: John William & Dorothy A. Asher Fund in the Humanities and the Social Sciences; and the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University.

Deadline: January 5, 2019

Posted: October 26, 2018