DESCRIPTION: MEPHISTOS is an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference devoted to the History, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine. It is the premier opportunity for young scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations with others across the field of science studies. For many graduate students MEPHISTOS is often their first conference-presenting experience. The tone is therefore a refreshingly supportive one in which participants are remarkably curious and enthusiastic about others’ projects. Contacts and collaborations last long after the conference ends.
GOALS: The Organizing Committee for the MEPHISTOS 2007 conference at the University of California at Los Angeles hopes to maintain and further encourage this collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit. To that aim, we have chosen in the processes of planning the conference to highlight a few features in particular:
The graduate community of the University of
California at Los Angeles is proud to host the twenty-fifth annual MEPHISTOS
conference this coming spring of 2007 and welcome to opportunity to maintain
its great legacy. The MEPHISTOS Organizing Committee thanks you in advance
for your consideration.
MEPHISTOS IN RECENT YEARS:
2006: The University of
HISTORY: The conference originated at
Princeton in 1981 focusing on the history and sociology of science. Since
that year, the scope of the conference has evolved considerably. Notably,
the conference has become more inclusive, incorporating the philosophy of
science, technology studies, and the history of medicine. This year,
we hope to continue this spirit of inclusiveness by adding the anthropology
of science to the purview of MEPHISTOS.