🗂️ Submission Data

Highlights: Total abstract submissions increased by 33.5%. Organized sessions continue to have the highest acceptance rate compared to other submission types.

Graphs and charts below may represent incomplete datasets.

Acceptance and Rejection Rates

2019

Type Acceptances Acceptance Rate Rejections Rejection Rate Total Submissions
Individual Papers 110 46.03% 129 53.9% 239
Organized Sessions 446 76.63% 136 23.37% 582
Rountables 30 60% 20 40% 50
Totals 586 67.28% 285 32.72% 871

2018

Type Acceptances Acceptance Rate Rejections Rejection Rate Total Submissions
Individual Papers 122 58.10% 88 41.90% 210
Organized Sessions 240 77.17% 71 22.83% 311
Rountables 97 74.50% 34 25.95% 131
Totals 459 70.40% 193 29.60% 652

Submission Categories

“Submission Categories” refers to the topics, chronologies, and geographies self-selected by submitting authors. Topics, in particular, remain a contentious ... topic, as we try to balance the need to keep options manageable with the need to ensure authors' work is fairly categorized and easy to find by attendees.

This year, the categories were modeled on those found in the Isis Cumulative Bibliography.

📁 Topic

Overview of Topics (2019)

  • Tools for Historians of Science: careers, general histories of science, historiography, interdisciplinary or multitopic approaches, pedagogy, popular history of science, reference works and repositories, social engagement
  • Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Science: historians, history of science as a discipline, Science and Technology Studies, science studies, Sociology of Scientific Knowledge (SSK)
  • Thematic Approaches to the Study of Science: arts & literature, economic, ethics, gender, law, politics, race and ethnicity, religion, war
  • Aspects of Scientific Practice/Organization: instruments and measurements, military funding of science, patronage, research and development ethics, science policy, scientific institutions and societies, scientific publication
  • Biology: biochemistry, botany, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, great chain of being, model organisms, molecular biology, natural history, speciation, zoology
  • Chemistry: alchemy, atomic theory, atomism, chemical revolution, electrochemistry, periodic system
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences: age of the earth, geography, geology, paleontology, volcanology
  • Mathematics: ethnomathematics, general, paleolithic, neolithic, indigenous cultures of the Americas, other indigenous cultures (non-European), indigenous European cultures (pre-Greek, etc.), Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek, Roman, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Islam (medieval), India, medieval, 15th and 16th centuries, renaissance, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, twenty-first century, contemporary
  • Medicine and Health: anatomy, germ theory, nutrition, pharmacy, psychiatry, psychology, public health, wound care
  • Physical Sciences: astronomy, electricity, general relativity, materials science, mechanics, natural philosophy, optics, physics, quantum field theory, special relativity, thermodynamics
  • Social Sciences: archaeology, cultural anthropology, economics, education, law, linguistics, political science, sociology
  • Technology: agricultural science, air and space technologies, ancient Rome, biotechnology, computer science, digital technologies, industrial revolution, middle ages, second industrial revolution

⌚️ Chronology

🌏 Geography

Submission Demographics

Gender

Employment

Affiliation

Individuals from the institutions below submitted the most abstracts overall

2019 2018
University of Cambridge Harvard University
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Princeton University
Princeton University University of Chicago
Independent Scholar University of Cambridge
Harvard University Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Utrecht University University of Wisconsin-Madison
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