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Date: Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 9:33 PM
Subject: Official ISHPSSB Announcement: Call for papers for ISH 2009!
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 *Biennial Meeting, 12-16 July 2009, Brisbane, Australia*

The 2009 meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy,
and Social Studies of Biology will take place from Sunday, 12 July, through
Thursday, 16 July, at Emmanuel College, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia,
hosted by the University of Sydney.

ISHPSSB brings together scholars from diverse disciplines, including the
life sciences as well as history, philosophy, and sociology of science.  The
ISHPSSB biennial summer conferences are known for their innovative,
transdisciplinary sessions and for fostering informal, cooperative exchanges
and on-going collaborations among a variety of international scholars.  This
will be the first meeting to be held in the southern hemisphere.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate the exchange of research ideas
and results across a range of fields.  The submission of papers and sessions
on any topic within the society's scope is welcomed. We also encourage the
submission of posters, workshops, and general interest sessions based on
themes identified in session proposals. It is our goal to develop a program
that will allow maximal interactions, while also giving people the chance to
present their ideas to their colleagues.

Meeting near the Great Barrier Reef in the year of the 150th anniversary of
the publication of Charles Darwin's* Origin of Species* and the 200th
anniversary of Darwin's birth and the publication of Jean Baptiste Lamarck's
* Philosophie Zoologique*, we suggest some possible ideas for proposals,
including:  (1) Darwinism from different perspectives, including future
perspectives on Darwinism; (2) The history, philosophy, social studies, and
theory behind current debates about the genetics of evolutionary change; (3)
The history, philosophy, social studies, and biology of coral reefs-a
subject that engaged Darwin and which is now the subject of much attention
related to the global environmental crisis; (4) The nature of amateur
participation in science, especially "citizen science" that encourages
stakeholders of various kinds to protect the coastal environment, and the
role of NGOs in shaping science policy; and (5) Topics such as biodiversity,
biogeography, and systematics.  Submissions on other subjects that reflect
an individual's current area of research, however, are also welcomed.

Scholars wishing to attend the meeting are invited to submit session and
paper proposals on the ISHPSSB website:
Deadline for submissions is* 1 February 2009*.  Abstracts should not exceed
500 words; instructions for using the abstract submission system can be
found at: To
facilitate collaboration in putting together sessions, a forum is available
on the ISHPSSB website to post ideas and solicit participants for sessions
and discussion panels:

Acceptance decisions will be communicated in early March.  Graduate students
are especially encouraged, and there will be opportunities available for
obtaining travel funding.  Information on registration and accommodation
will be provided on the conference website.

Please direct any inquiries to the Program Co-Chairs:

Manfred Laublicher:  [log in to unmask]

Marsha Richmond:    [log in to unmask]

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