The History of Science Society (HSS) will hold its 2019 annual meeting in the beautiful Dutch town of Utrecht, a short train ride from Amsterdam. Since this will be the HSS’s first meeting outside of North America, and we will be closer to scholars in Russia, in East and South Asia, and Africa, we especially encourage proposals that include scholars from different countries. The Society encourages submissions on all topics. Proposals (250word maximum for abstracts) must be submitted via the HSS submission system on the meeting website. Please note that the website will launch in mid-November 2018. Unlike many academic societies, the HSS does not require that participants be members, but all participants must register for the meeting.

We will give strong preference to sessions that reflect diversity, e.g. diversity in institutional affiliation, gender, and/or in professional rank. Only one proposal per person may be submitted – workshops, simply moderating a session, posters, and other non-typical proposals (e.g., interest group lectures) are excluded from this restriction (for a maximum of two presentations), but roundtables are not. If your name appears more than once, outside of these exceptions, you must choose which proposal will go forward. Prior participation at the 2017 (Toronto) and 2018 (Seattle) meetings will be taken into consideration.

All roundtable, organized session, and contributed paper proposals must be submitted by 7 January 2019 (23:59 Central European Standard Time) via the History of Science Society’s meeting website. The deadline for flashtalks, limited to graduate students, will fall after this date. The HSS will work with organizers who wish to pre-circulate papers.

To encourage and aid the creation of panels with strong thematic coherence that draw upon historians of science across institutions and ranks, the meeting website features a discussion board for users. Anyone with a panel or paper idea seeking like-minded presenters should post and consult the postings there to round out a prospective session. Organized sessions have much higher acceptance rates than individual papers.

To defray travel costs, we will award National Science Foundation travel grants to graduate students, independent scholars, and recent PhDs (degree in the past 5 years) who are participating in the meeting. Only U.S. citizens or those studying at U.S. institutions are eligible for NSF grants. HSS will offer a limited number of travel grants for students, independent scholars, and recent PhDs who are participating but are ineligible for NSF grants. Dependent care grants (up to $200) will be offered for those who need such assistance. Additional information on these grants and instructions for application can be found on the meeting website.