CfA: ISHPSSB 2023, University of Toronto, 9–15 July 2023
Call for Abstracts:
ISHPSSB 2023, 9-15 JULY 2023
University of Toronto and Western University Ontario
We invite submissions for the next International Society for the
History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology biennial meeting,
which will take place in Toronto, Canada, 9-15 July 2023.
Returning to in-person meetings after the four-year hiatus, the Council,
Local Organizing, and Program Committees are working to put together an
exciting program inspired by socially relevant work on biology and the
life sciences, contemporary challenges of climate change and the
pandemics, the growing global interests into indigenous ways of knowing,
and knowledge and concerns of the local communities living in the
Toronto and Ontario area and around the Great Lakes. To do so, we are
building on the ISHPSSB membership; keynote lecture and a panel that
will highlight these themes, the strengths of local communities of
scholars in HPS, the social studies of science, sciences and museum
studies; and exploring new and established topics through engaging and
As our keynote speaker, Deborah McGregor (York University) will present
on climate and environmental justice, and an interdisciplinary public
panel will discuss how environmental degradation, indigeneity, human
right to water and health all intersect in and around the Great Lakes.
The panelists are Patricia Corcoran (University of Western Ontario),
Blaire Morseau (University of Massachusetts Boston), Jennifer Read
(University of Michigan), and Marsha Richmond (Wayne State University).
These conversations will be complemented with a tour of the Royal
Ontario Museum natural history and world cultures collections, walking
through the causes, consequences and solutions to climate crisis.
Please visit the conference website  to submit your abstracts.
Registration will open soon.
For any inquiries about the program of the conference, write to
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* November 2022-31 January 2023: Submissions open for all submission
December 2022: Open Session Board opens
31 January 2023: Deadline for all submission formats
31 March 2023: Final notification of acceptance for all formats
07 May 2023: Deadline for early registration
08 May 2023-7 June 2023: Late registration
14 June 2023: Program posted online
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