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Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

Société canadienne d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences

CSHPS Annual Meeting / SCHPS congrès annuel


Archived Meeting Program.

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CSHPS-SCHPS Annual Conference
On-line, May 29-June 2, 2021
Proposals due January 25th, 2021

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The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Sciencesin partnership with the University of Alberta. The meeting will take place entirely virtually from 29 May-2 June, 2021.

The Program Committee invites scholars working on the history and philosophy of science to submit abstracts for individual papers or proposals for sessions (typically 3 papers). We particularly encourage scholars to engage with the theme for Congress 2021“Northern Relations”. Unrelated topics and themes are also welcome.

  • Acceptances from 2020: If your abstract or symposium proposal was accepted for presentation at the 2020 meeting, you are automatically eligible to present this work at the 2021 meeting. In this case, please choose 2020 Resubmission as the Type of submission in Easychair. If you choose to make a different submission, it will undergo the normal review process.
  • Meeting languages: The CSHPS is a bilingual society. Individual papers may be given in English or French, but efforts to broaden participation are appreciated (e.g. a presentation in English could be accompanied by a PowerPoint in French, and vice versa). Similarly, sessions can be presented in either English or French, but bilingual sessions are especially welcomed.
  • Joint sessions: The CSHPS meeting overlaps with the meeting dates of a number of other member societies of the CFHSS, including the Canadian Philosophical Association, the Canadian Historical Association, Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine. We welcome proposals for joint sessions with these and other societies (please mention this specifically in your session proposal). However, no talk will be accepted for presentation at more than one society.
  • Number of submissions: Individuals can only submit one abstract for the CSHPS meeting (i.e. either an abstract for an individual paper or an abstract as part of a session proposal).
  • Submissions via EasyChair:
    • In order to preserve the anonymity of authors, it is important that contact information and other identifying information be excluded from the file containing the abstract.
    • Individual paper submissions should include a file with a title and a brief abstract (150-250 words), and—on the EasyChair form—the author’s name and contact information, and a list of keywords.
    • Session proposals should include a single file with a session title, titles and brief abstracts (150-250 words) for each paper, and—on the EasyChair form—the names and contact information of the presenters and session organizer, and a list of keywords.
    • Proposals should be in pdf format.
    • New Deadline: January 25th, 2021
    • Submissions:
  • Presenters: All presenters must be members of the CSHPS at the time of the meeting. For more information about CSHPS membership, consult:
  • Student Prize: The CSHPS offers the Richard Hadden Award, a book prize for the best student paper presented at the meeting. To be considered for the award, students should submit a copy of their paper by e-mail ( by April 11th, 2021. Details of this prize can be found at:
  • Bursaries: For the 2021 online meeting, CSHPS is offering special bursaries of $75 to graduate students and independent scholars to help defray the costs of registration fees. Up to 40 awards will be offered and will be available upon request on a first come first served basis.
  • CFHSS: Information about Congress registration and accommodation will be available at the CFHSS congress website: .

Program Committee (2020-2021): Tudor Baetu (Trois-Rivières), Molly Kao (Montreal) chair, Blair Stein (Clarkson)
Local Arrangements: Ingo Brigandt (Alberta)
Contact email:

Richard Hadden Award

The Richard Hadden Award for best student paper at the CSHPS Annual Meeting.

Travel Grant

We encourage donations to the student travel fund. You can donate any amount ($10, $20, or even $100) secure in the knowledge that all proceeds will help students come to the congress to present their work.

Past Meetings of the Society

Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703 / Micrographia: or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses: with observations and inquiries thereupon (MDCLXVII [1667]) Observ. XXX. Of the seeds of poppy, pp. 154-155. Courtesy University of Wisconsin Libraries. CSHPS/SCHPS Logo



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