Call for abstracts
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
July 9-12, 2020
CHEIRON (International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences) and ESHHS (European Society for the History of the Human Sciences) invite submissions to their joint conference to be held from July 9 to 12 at Sarah Lawrence College.
Sessions, papers, round-tables and posters may deal with any aspect of the history of the human, behavioral or social sciences. In addition, this year’s conference particularly invites submissions exploring these topics:
Cross-disciplinary intersections across human, behavioral and/or social sciences
The role of the historian in promoting civic dialogue
Interactions between literary sources or narrative forms and human, behavioral and social sciences
Submissions must be received by January 15, 2020, 5 pm CT
Please send your proposal electronically as an attachment in MSWord (.doc or .docx) to Program Co-chairs Kim Hajek and Ann Johnson at the following email address:
All submissions should focus on original work and should be written in English. Please indicate the submission type (session, paper, poster, or round-table). Paper presentations should aim to be approximately 20 minutes in length.
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 email address; 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: send a 500-600 word abstract plus short bibliography.
Session or round-table: send a 500-600 word rationale of the event (plus short bibliography) as well as a short abstract for each presentation.
Posters: send a 300 word abstract.
Note on Language: We welcome papers presented in French or German; please indicate with your (English) abstract whether you would like to take this option, and the organizers will be in contact with you regarding linguistic support.
Notification of acceptance: will be sent by early March 2020.
If you are travelling intercontinentally and require earlier acceptance to arrange travel/leave from teaching, please indicate this with your submission.
Sarah Lawrence College is a small liberal arts institution approximately half an hour outside of New York City. Founded as a women’s college in 1926, with a unique pedagogy inspired by John Dewey’s progressive educational philosophy, Sarah Lawrence is known today for its individualized approach to education, close student-faculty interaction, and interdisciplinary open curriculum. The wooded campus will provide a congenial setting for the joint Cheiron-ESHHS meeting, enhanced by the newly opened campus center with high quality presentation rooms adjacent to dining facilities and plentiful seating for informal gatherings outside the meeting rooms. Check out the Barbara Walters’ Campus Center here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4VjFGilphB/.
For questions about local arrangements, contact Sarah Lawrence College local host: Elizabeth Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of travel stipends will be available to students or scholars who present a paper of a poster and need economic support. We encourage everyone to apply for support from their home institutions.
If you wish to be considered for a travel stipend, please apply by sending a separate email, along with your submission, to the Program Co-chairs with the application form from the conference website: http://www.bcp.psych.ualberta.ca/~mike/Cheiron/Conference20/Documents/20TravelStipend.docx
Young Scholar Award & Early Career Award:
Young Scholar Award (Cheiron): 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.
Early Career Award (ESHHS): ESHHS invites early career researchers presenting at the 2020 joint meeting or having presented at the 2019 ESHHS conference to submit the full (i.e. ‘written-up’) version of their conference paper for consideration for the ESHHS Early Career Award. To be eligible, the scholar must not hold a tenured university position (or equivalent) and must be a member of ESHHS at the time of submission.
Submissions are due by 31 December and should be in the form of an article as would be submitted to the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. The ESHHS board will invite external reviewers to review each paper, and base its final verdict on those external reviews. If, after normal peer-review processes, the winning paper is accepted for publication in JHBS, the Publisher will provide an honorarium of US $500 to the award recipient. In any given year, in the absence of high quality submissions no award will be made.
For updates on the conference, check any of the following websites: www.eshhs.eu, www.bcp.psych.ualberta.ca/~mike/Cheiron.
For questions about the Young Scholar Award or general organizational issues, contact David K. Robinson, Cheiron Executive Officer: email@example.com.
For questions about the ESHHS Early Career Award, contact Jannes Eshuis, ESHHS President: jannes.eshuis[at]ou.nl.