Fourth National Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine and Society
Call for Papers
Funding provided by: John William Asher & Anne Harris Fund in the Humanities; and Academic Affairs, DePauw University.
To be held at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
March 12–15, 2020
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the graduation of Percy Lavon Julian from DePauw Themed Keynote: “Violence and Resilience: The African Diaspora and the History of Medicine and Science in the Early Modern Atlantic”
Speaker: Pablo F. Gómez, Associate Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Author of, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic.
Handheld devices that are more powerful than home computers. Driver-less cars. Gene Therapy for treating cancer—These are just some of the fast-paced changes in science, technology and medicine (STM) from the last decade. How should society respond to these and other changes in STM from the recent, and not-so-recent past? The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at DePauw University (March 12–15, 2020) welcomes student papers that address these and other issues related to STM in historical and present societies throughout the world. As an interdisciplinary gathering, we encourage students to submit papers from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences (check out our Facebook page for past presentations: https://www.facebook.com/STMSconference/). Papers may choose to address:
1) how science, technology and medicine (STM) affect societies (past or present);
2) how societal values and concerns (past or present) inform and constitute STM;
3) the conceptual foundations and/or ethical implications of STM; or
4) how STM enable systems of exclusion based on gender, race, sexuality, etc., or help people overcome such exclusionary systems (Special Percy Julian anniversary theme)
Registration, lodging, and meals will be provided for all student presenters. Student presenters may also apply for a travel subsidy (up to $250). Interested students should submit an overview of their paper (250 words) and a brief bio (50 words) by January 10, 2020 using the following Google form: https://forms.gle/sC95wsfCJ9cA9dRx5. If you have any questions, please contact Nahyan Fancy, Professor of History, DePauw University (email@example.com). All applicants will be notified by January 30, 2019.