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Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop - ND VIII July 25 – 29, 2007

Call for Proposals

This year the workshop’s principal focus is the history of telescopes, although proposals in all areas of the history of astronomy are welcomed.

The workshop will include a day at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago where participants will have the opportunity to view the collection, go on a behind-the-scenes tour and attend a plenary session.

Proposal Deadline

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2007

Please note that no person may submit more than one proposal for a work-in-progress paper, but that the same person may submit a proposal for both a work-in-progress and a poster paper.

Proposal Details

All papers must address a topic in the history of astronomy, but a wide variety of time periods and approaches are acceptable. Graduate students reporting on dissertation projects and speakers who did not present a paper at ND VII will receive preference.

Session Proposals: Session proposals should state the theme, indicate the requested allowance of time and include a 250-word abstract and a one-page cv for each participant. Time allotted for sessions will be between 1 and 2.5 hours, a significant portion of time must be devoted to discussion.

Individual Paper Proposals: Work-in-progress paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and be accompanied by a one-page cv. Oral presenters will be given ten to fifteen minutes to give their paper followed by five minutes for discussion.

Poster Paper Proposals: Poster paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and be accompanied by a one-page cv. The proposal should include a short statement regarding how the topic benefits from a visual presentation. Poster papers should take advantage of the poster format, and therefore must be visually appealing and convey information to the viewer through quality images (photos, diagrams, tables, etc.) and succinct text. Poster papers will be displayed throughout the workshop.

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