2012 HSS Annual Meeting












HSS 2012 Annual Meeting, San Diego, California 15-18 November 2012

Meeting Registration                       Joint Meeting

Meeting Program                              Meeting Hotel

Travel and Transportation              Exhibitor Information

Travel Grants                                     Business Meeting

Future Meetings                                Previous Meetings


The 2012 History of Science Society meeting will be held on November 15-18, 2012 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. We will be meeting jointly with the Philosophy of Science Association.

Meeting Registration

Online registrations are now closed. All registrations after 1 November must be done onsite. The onsite registration prices are:

Member $205 Non-Member $245
Student Member $105 Student Non-Member $120
Low-Income $145 Single-Day $100

Joint Meeting with the Philosophy of Science Assocation

The History of Science Society’s Annual Meeting will be held jointly with the biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association.

The deadline for contributed paper proposals for the PSA meeting has passed. For more information on the meeting and other announcements, please visit the PSA website here.

Meeting Program

Thank you to all who submitted proposals for the 2012 HSS Annual Meeting.

Notifications for the program were sent on 6 June. If you have not received a notification, please contact the HSS Executive Office at info@hssonline.org.

Please click here to view the preliminary program for the History of Science Society Meeting. Please contact info@hssonline.org with any corrections.

Meeting Hotel Information

The 2012 HSS Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

1380 Harbor Island Drive

San Diego, California 92101

Tel: (619) 291-2900

Fax: (619) 692-2337

Rooms for the Meeting are $149/night for single- and double-occupancy. Taxes will bring the nightly total to roughly $168. To receive the conference rate, you must reserve your room no later than 14 October 2012.

Please click here to go to the meeting room reservation site.

There will be a block of rooms reserved for graduate students at a reduced rate of $99/night (roughly $112/night after taxes). As of 1 September, the graduate student room block has been filled. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact info@hssonline.org. You do not need to be a member of HSS or PSA to claim a spot on the waiting list.

The Graduate and Early Career Caucus has also created a “Roommate Finder” page on their website. The Roommate Finder page can be found here. This link is provided for your information only.

For the hotel website and information on the surrounding area, maps, directions and hotel services, go here.

Traveling to San Diego

If you would prefer to use a travel agent instead of making your own travel arrangements, we suggest using Gladieux Travel. The website can be found here; they charge a flat $25 fee per booking.


San Diego is served by San Diego International Airport (SAN), which is less than a mile from the meeting hotel.


The San Diego train station is serviced by Amtrak. The station is about 2.5 miles from the meeting hotel.


San Diego can be reached via Interstates 5, 8, or 15.

Publisher and Book Exhibitor Information

The book exhibit will be hosted at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. The publisher’s brochure, which includes information regarding book exhibits, packet inserts and advertising can be downloaded here. Please email info@hssonline.org with any inquiries.

Guidelines for the book exhibit, including information about shipping and registration, can be downloaded here. An exhibitor registration form can be downloaded here.

Guidelines for the collective book exhibit can be downloaded here.

Guidelines for delegate packet inserts can be downloaded here.

Please contact the Executive Office of the HSS at info@hssonline.org with any questions.

Travel Grants from the National Science Foundation

Travel grant awardees may download the reimbursement form here. Note that the form is stored on a box.com account – click on the download button at the upper right of the page. Please be sure to read the instructions on page 2 carefully when completing the form, and include all necessary receipts. Please mail all of your materials to the HSS Executive Office so that it arrives no later than 15 December 2012.

As in past years, the History of Science Society has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help fund travel to meeting participants who are graduate students, independent scholars or recent PhDs. These grants can be used for travel to and from the meeting as well as registration costs. Unlike in past years, only U.S. citizens and individuals from U.S. institutions are eligible. The deadline for submissions has passed; applicants will be notified soon via email regarding awards.

HSS Business Meeting

All HSS members are invited to attend the HSS Business Meeting on Sunday, 18 November, in Executive Center 3A/3B at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. You can view the meeting agenda here.

Please be aware that part of the agenda is the approval of revised statutes and bylaws for the Society. You can download the proposed revisions to the statutes here and the bylaws here.

The committee reports can be found here.

The treasurer’s report can be found here.

Future History of Science Society Meetings

  • 21-24 November 2013 (100th anniversary of Isis)Boston, Massachusetts
  • 6-9 November 2014 (joint meeting with PSA) Chicago, IL

Previous Meetings

  • 3-6 November 2011 Cleveland, OH
  • 4-7 November 2010 Montreal, QC