mercredi 10 janvier 2018

Histoire de la biologie

The 53rd Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology (JAS-Bio)

Call for Papers

Princeton University

Saturday, April 7, 2018

This is a CALL FOR PAPERS for the 53rd Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology. The JAS-Bio offers graduate students and recent graduates in all fields of the history of the life sciences, whose work ranges across all time periods, the opportunity to present their research to experienced colleagues in an encouraging, informal setting. The JAS-Bio has fostered a long tradition of collegiality in the history of biology along the Eastern seaboard, including in the Northeastern United States and in Southeastern Canada. Many of today’s senior participants presented their first academic talks at this unique venue.

Abstracts of 300 WORDS OR LESS should be emailed to in PDF or .doc format by no later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018. Each abstract should contain a title, author name and affiliation, and reliable e-mail address. The program and a more detailed schedule of events will be announced in early March.

The event will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018 in Princeton’s East Pyne Hall and Chancellor Green Rotunda, to be followed by a festive dinner. For attendees who are able to arrive by the afternoon of Friday, April 6, there will be a guided tour of the Princeton University Art Museum and an informal welcoming reception.

Registration is free for all participants. Free housing will also be provided for graduate students and presenters. A conference website, alongside mechanisms for registration, RSVPs (to the museum tour, opening reception, and festive dinner), communication of food allergies or other special requirements, and housing requests (graduate students and presenters only) are forthcoming. We regret that we cannot offer travel assistance. Princeton is readily accessible by car, rail, and plane. For information on traveling to the area, see:

For more about JAS-Bio’s history, see Mary P. Winsor, Isis 90, no. S2 (1999): S219-S225.

The primary sponsors of the 2018 event are the Center for Collaborative History, the Program in History of Science, and the Department of History at Princeton University. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are greatly looking forward to hosting you!

Happy Holidays,

The Organizing Committee

Kathryn Maxson Jones (

Erika Lorraine Milam (

Angela N.H. Creager (

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