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Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop - ND X July 6-10, 2011

Call for Proposals

The Tenth Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop is planned for July 6-10, 2011, at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, including a one-day trip to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

The theme of this year's workshop will be the philosophy of astronomy. Potential topics include but are not limited to the role of philosophical and metaphysical claims in astronomy, issues of taxonomy and discovery, the role of observation and instruments, and the role of professional practice on the science of astronomy. Proposals in any area of the history of astronomy will be considered, but papers and sessions germane to this theme will receive priority.

Proposal Deadline

Proposals are due by March 30 and should be sent to Matt Dowd at Notification of acceptance will be made during the month of April.

Proposal Details

Paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and a one page CV. Papers will be limited to about 18 minutes (actual time will depend on how the schedule shapes up), and some time will be devoted to discussion.

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 typically will be between 1 and 2.5 hours, of which a significant portion must be devoted to discussion.

We especially encourage proposals from graduate students and recent PhDs.

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