TOPICS: The MEPHISTOS Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers from graduate students examining issues related to the History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine.  Applicants should not, however, feel constrained by the above-listed disciplinary approaches.  We welcome paper proposals from all disciplinary fields.  Further, applicants should not feel restricted to the modern and contemporary time period only as we strongly encourage paper proposals devoted to early modern, medieval and renaissance periods as well.

IDEAS: Past papers and discussions have addressed the following issues:  Health and Normalcy; Measurement, Evidence, and Representation in Science and Medicine; Technology and Society; Narrative and Science; Knowledge-Making, Knowledge-Forgetting; Religion and Science; Science in the Media; Science and Gender; Science and Art; Ancient Studies of Science; Sciences for the Environment; Non-Western Science; Information Technology; Philosophy of the Mind and the Body.

The 2006 conference schedule and the 2005 conference schedule provide a sample of topics.

HOW TO APPLY: All interested applicants please submit at Cover Letter and an Abstract (200-300 words, separate attachments preferred) by email to: mephistos@ucla.edu. The cover letter should include full contact information, department and university affiliation, and level in graduate program.

DEADLINE: January 1, 2007

ACCEPTANCE: Letters of Acceptance will be emailed to applicants in February 2007.  MEPHISTOS presentations are expected to be 20 minutes in length.  In accordance with MEPHISTOS traditions, lodging will be provided to conference speakers, and some modest travel grants will also be available--for both international and domestic travelers.

QUESTIONS: Questions may be directed to Gustavo Garza at mephistos@ucla.edu.