Call for papers: CSHPS


The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, 29-31 May 2011.

The program committee invites scholars working on the history and philosophy of science to submit abstracts for individual papers or proposals for sessions. Submissions may be in English or French. Bilingual sessions (with some papers in French and others in English) are also welcome. Only one proposal per person may be submitted. Individual paper submissions should consist of a title, a brief abstract of 150-250 words, and contact information for the author. Session proposals should consist of a session title, titles and brief abstracts for each paper, and contact information for the session organizer. All submissions will be blind refereed (therefore, all contact information needs to be in a separate document). Proposals will be accepted by e-mail only.

The CSHPS meeting overlaps with the meeting dates of a number of other member societies of the CFHSS, including the Canadian Historical Association, the Canadian Philosophical Association, the Canadian Sociological Association, the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association, the Canadian Women’s Studies Association, the Environmental Studies Association of Canada and the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy. We welcome proposals for joint sessions with these and other societies. However, no talk will be accepted for presentation at more than once society.
E-mail address for submissions:
Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2011. Notification of results: February 15, 2011.

CSHPS offers a book prize (the Richard Hadden Award) for the best student paper presented at the meeting. Details of this prize can be found at:
Those wishing to be considered should submit a copy of the paper by e-mail three weeks prior to the Congress.

As a bilingual society, efforts to broaden participation are appreciated (e.g. a presentation in English could be accompanied by a powerpoint in French, and vice-versa).

It is required to be a member of CSHPS in order to present a paper at the conference. Individuals whose papers have been accepted will be requested to join CSHPS for a modest membership fee. For more information about CSHPS, consult: Information about Congress registration and accommodation will be available at the CFHSS website: