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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

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society will take place in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences ( Register here, early bird registration deadline is March 31st. The program is available with and without abstracts.


CSHPS-SCHPS Annual Conference
Vancouver, June 1-3, 2019
Proposals due January 28th, 2019 (new deadline)

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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 in Vancouver, B.C., June 1-3, 2019 ( easy chair version of meeting website).

The International Keynote Speaker for 2019 is Helen Longino, Stanford University. The 2019 Stillman Drake Lecturer is Ted Porter, UCLA

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 2019“Circles of Conversation”. Unrelated topics and themes are also welcome.

  • 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 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.
    • Deadline: January 28th, 2019 (new deadline)
    • 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 May 3rd, 2019. Details of this prize can be found at:
  • CFHSS: Information about Congress registration and accommodation will be available at the CFHSS congress website: .

Program Committee (2018-2019): Paul Bartha (UBC) Chair, Julien Prud’homme (UQTR), Rebecca Woods (Toronto), Audrey Yap (Victoria)
Local Arrangements: Alison Wylie (UBC)
Contact email:

Richard Hadden Award

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

Travel Grant

Given for travel by student presenters to the Annual Meeting. For the current year (2019), CSHPS has extended Travel Grant eligibility to include independent scholars and contract faculty without access to travel funds. See Application for details and to apply.

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.



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