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Call for papers for ISHPSSB 2011 at the University of Utah

The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) welcomes submission of paper and poster proposals for the biennial meeting to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, July 10-15, 2011. ISHPSSB brings together scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to discuss historical, conceptual, epistemological, political, institutional, and ethical issues of the life sciences in an open and informal setting. At the Salt Lake City meeting, we plan to continue our tradition of an inclusive and experimental approach.
Scholars are welcome to submit one proposal for a poster as well as one
proposal for an individual paper or a paper within an organized session.
We are excited to announce a poster session that will be connected to a reception and vibrant discussion session with distinguished scholars from across the disciplines represented by ISHPSSB membership.  Although less common in meetings of historians and philosophers, poster sessions are a standard venue for biologists, social scientists, and educators.  Of special note, a poster session offers the possibility of open-ended time to engage in dialogue with others about one's work.
Planned sessions will be scheduled into a conventional 90-minute forum, allowing up to four speakers (or three speakers and a commentator) to present their work.  A session organizer can submit a proposal for the session.
Those scholars planning to submit an individual paper - not part of a planned session - are encouraged to post ideas for sessions and discussion panels on the ISHPSSB discussion board ( in advance of submission. Posting ideas here provides a good way to find others who are interested in presenting on similar topics and organize meaningful and interdisciplinary sessions together.
Scholars are invited to submit poster, session, and paper proposals by following the links on the ISHPSSB website (
The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2011.
Additional information about proposal submission is available online, or by contacting the program co-chairs at [log in to unmask] (Chris Young and Mark Largent).

ISHPSSB Bulletin Board for session and paper ideas

ISHPSSB Registration and abstract submittal pages

ISHPSSB meeting page

Chris Young and Mark Largent
Program co-chairs, ISHPSSB
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