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You can find the abstracts for the panels as PDF downloads below. Please note that the abstracts have been split according on which days the talks are held.

Call for Papers

The BSHS Conferences Committee now invites proposals for individual papers and for sessions from historians of science, technology and medicine, and from their colleagues in the wider scholarly community, on any theme, topic or period. Proposals are welcomed from researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers. Participation is limited to members of the Society. If you are not yet a member you can join upon acceptance of your abstract. See our membership page for details – we offer a subsidised rate for anyone who is at a financial disadvantage. No other fees are associated with presenting.

Offers of papers and sessions should be submitted via conferences@bshs.org.uk by Monday 3rd May 2021 (extended to Monday 10th May 2021).

Individual Papers & Sessions

Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, be comprehensible to a non-specialist audience and avoid footnotes. Sessions, of either ninety minutes or two hours, should normally consist of three or four papers. They may also have a commentator. Proposals for alternative types of session, such as ‘round-tables’, are strongly encouraged. Please discuss your ideas for such alternative sessions well in advance of the submission deadline.

All further enquiries about the programme arrangements should be addressed to conferences@bshs.org.uk