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The BSHS Annual Conference will take place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 July 2014 at the University of St Andrews.
The Programme 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 in no way limited to members of the Society, although members will receive a discount on the registration fee. Offers of papers and sessions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, which is the address for all enquiries about the programme (see below for enquiries about local arrangements).
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.
The deadline for proposals is 10 February 2014.
Further details on how to submit individual abstracts and session proposals will shortly be available on the BSHS website at http://www.bshs.org.uk/conferences/annual-conference/2014-StAndrews.
Venue and accommodation
In St Andrews, you can enjoy five miles of award-winning beaches, the world-famous golf courses and a town that is rich in history. The conference will start on the evening of 3 July with a plenary lecture delivered by Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford) and a reception in the Museum of the University of St Andrews. The majority of the conference will take place in the University’s Gateway Building, opposite the Old Course. Our conference dinner will be held in the historic quadrangle of the United College of St Leonard and St Salvator, and there will – of course – be a ceilidh! The programme will include parallel themed sessions, plenary lectures, education and outreach activities, and an opportunity to explore the library, archival and museum resources available in St Andrews for historians of science, technology and medicine. An inclusive conference package will be available, with en-suite accommodation provided in the modern Blackadder Hall near to the Gateway Building (that’s Agnes Forbes Blackadder, incidentally). Standard accommodation will also be available, and twin/double rooms can be requested. All enquiries relating to the local arrangements should be directed to bshsStAndrews2014@bshs.org.uk.