Call for Papers
Conference Date: June 18—21, 2015
Conference Location: University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Submission Due Date: January 15, 2015, 5pm EST
Papers, posters, symposia/panels, or workshops are invited for the 47th annual meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The conference will be held at University of Kansas, Lawrence (about 45 minutes from Kansas City), with Edward K. Morris and Ruth Ann Atchley as local co-hosts. The meeting will take place beginning Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Submissions may deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioral, and social sciences or related historiographical and methodological issues. All submissions should conform to the guidelines listed below.
All submissions must be received by 5pm EST, January 15, 2015. Please email your proposals to the 2015 Program Chair, Jennifer Bazar at firstname.lastname@example.org
All papers, posters, and proposed symposia/panels should focus on new and original work, i.e. the main part of the work should not have been published or presented previously at other conferences.
To facilitate the peer review and planning process, please provide a separate page that includes: a) title; b) author’s name and affiliation; c) author’s mail and email address and phone number; d) audio/visual needs. In all types of proposals below, names of authors/presenters should not be indicated anywhere but on the separate cover page for the submission.
Papers: Submit a 700-800 word abstract plus references that contains the major sources that inform your work. Presentations should be 20-25 minutes in length.
Posters: Submit a 300-400 word abstract plus references that contains the major sources that inform your work.
Symposia/Panels: Organizer should submit a 250-300 word abstract describing the symposium as a whole and a list of the names and affiliations of the participants. Each participant should submit a 300-600 word abstract plus references that contains the major sources that inform your work.
Workshops: Organizer should submit a 250-300 word abstract describing the workshop and, if applicable, a list of the names and affiliations of those participating.
Travel Stipends & Young Scholar Award
Travel Stipends: Cheiron will make funds available to help defray travel expenses for students, as well as other scholars facing financial hardship, who present at the conference. We encourage everyone to apply for support from their home institutions. The Travel Stipend is limited to $100 to $300 per accepted submission; co-authored presentations must be divided among the presenters. If you wish to be considered for the Stipend, please apply by sending the Program Chair a separate email message, explaining your status, at the same time that you submit your proposal.
Young Scholar Award: Since 2008, Cheiron has awarded a prize for the best paper or symposium presentation by a young scholar. To be eligible for consideration, the young scholar must be the sole or first author on the paper and must be responsible for the bulk of the work of the paper. The young scholar must be a student currently or must have completed doctoral work not more than 5 years prior to the meeting.
About three weeks after the meeting, applicants for this award will submit a copy of the presented paper (rather than the abstract); it may include further, minor changes. Submissions go to the Cheiron Executive Officer, who sets the exact deadline, and the entries will be judged by members of the Program Committee and the Review Committee. The winner will receive a certificate from Cheiron and will be asked to submit the paper to the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences within a reasonable period of time. The Award winner may ask Cheiron for assistance in preparing the paper for submission to JHBS. If the paper is accepted by JHBS for publication, the winner will receive a $500 honorarium from the publisher, Wiley-Blackwell, in recognition of the Cheiron Young Scholar Award. Please note that the award committee may choose not to grant an award in any given year and that the honorarium depends on publication in JHBS, in addition to winning the Award.
Concerning meeting program, contact 2015 Program Chair:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care & University of Toronto
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Research & Academics
500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1G3
telephone: 416.254.7848 (cell)
For questions about the Young Scholar Award or general organizational issues, contact
David K. Robinson, Cheiron Executive Officer: email@example.com