Call for Symposia – 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Manchester, UK)

manchesterA message from Anouska Bhattacharyya, graduate student in the Department of History of Science at Harvard:

The call for symposia submissions to the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine in 2013 is now open: I’d like to put together a symposium for transnational/colonial psychiatry to address the 2013 Congress theme of “Knowledge at Work”. The only restriction is that symposia be organized by two or more individuals from different countries.

If any historians of psychiatry are interested, could they please email me at



For additional information on the Congress:

Monday 22 – Sunday 28 July 2013 Manchester, United Kingdom

The International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine is the largest event in the field, and takes place every four years. Recent meetings have been held in Mexico City (2001), Beijing (2005) and Budapest (2009).

In 2013, the Congress will take place in Manchester, the chief city of Northwest England, and the original “shock city” of the Industrial Revolution. Congress facilities will be provided by The University of Manchester, with tours and displays on local scientific, technological and medical heritage co-ordinated by members of the University’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

The Congress requires that each Symposium is organised by two or more individuals from different countries. Organisers may be representatives of institutions, or act together as individuals. We encourage organisers to ensure that the composition of their panels reflects a range of different national backgrounds and perspectives.

The theme of the 24th Congress is ‘Knowledge at Work.’ All proposals must indicate how the Symposium fits into this theme, broadly considered.

Each Commission of the Division of the History of Science and Technology of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science is expected to organise at least one Symposium in its area.

Papers may be presented in any of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic. Descriptions of Symposia may be submitted in any of these languages, but must be followed by a French or English translation.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide facilities for translation at the Congress.

Summary of key dates

First circular 31 October 2011
Deadline for submission of symposia proposals 30 April 2012
Second circular and call for individual papers 1 May 2012
Decisions on accepted symposia announced 30 June 2012
Deadline for submission of individual papers 30 November 2012
Decisions on individual papers announced 1 February 2013
Early registration opens 31 March 2013
Third circular and full programme 1 April 2013
Deadline for accommodation reservations 21 May 2013
Final date for registration 1 July 2013
Congress opens 22 July 2013
Congress closes 28 July 2013

For more information, click here.

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