We are pleased to announce that the program for the 2021 CSTHA conference, to be held virtually on 5-6 November/Novembre 2021, is now available.

The conference theme is Science, Technology, and History in Times of Crisis / Science, technologie, et histoire en temps de crise, and we look forward to a virtual event that will feature research presentations by students, senior academics, and other scholars interested in the history of science, technology, and medicine in Canada and around the world, and several with a focus on the intersections of science and technology in times of crisis.


Please click here to download the conference program as a PDF: CSTHA 2021 Conference Program


The conference program will feature keynote speaker Scott Knowles, who is a Professor in the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy at KAIST, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and is a historian of disaster worldwide. His research focuses on the historical processes that make disasters possible, and the application of history to reduce future disasters. Since March of 2020 Knowles has hosted #COVIDCalls every weekday, a live podcast discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please click here for more information about Knowles keynote address: Knowles – CSTHA 2021


This year, the CSTHA will award two student prizes for the two best student presentations made during the conference. The Defining Moments of Canada prize comes with an award of $500 and the CSTHA Student Prize comes with an award of $250. All eligible students for these prizes have an asterisk next to their name in the program.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your interest in the CSTHA, and we look forward to what surely will be an important and fun conference.


The CSTHA Executive Committee