School of History

The British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference 2013

University of Kent, Canterbury

3 - 5 January 2013

This annual 3-day event gives postgraduates in the history of science, technology and medicine a chance to get to know each other and to present their work to a wider audience. The conference is organised by and for postgraduates, aiming to offer the opportunity of presenting a fifteen minute paper in a supportive environment. Our aim is for postgraduates to convene from a wide range of universities and disciplines to discuss our common interests, share experiences and network in a friendly and receptive environment.


The programme will see parallel sessions of papers spanning all three days. There will be a drinks reception on Thursday evening and a conference dinner on Friday evening. Additional sessions to be confirmed!

Call for Papers

Paper and/or session proposals for the conference must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 9th November 2012.

Abstracts for single fifteen minute papers should be c. 200 words.

Please complete the Abstract Submission form (pdf) and email to:

Proposals for themed sessions are also welcome, for which we will require a 400 word summary along with the names of those involved and the suggested length (maximum two hours).

Venue and Travel

The University of Kent is located in South-East England, close to the M2 and the A28. Those travelling via rail can travel to either Canterbury West via London St Pancras International or London Charring Cross or Canterbury East via London Victoria (Canterbury West is slightly closer to the University, Canterbury East is slightly more convenient for the accommodation). For those from further afield, any of the London airports have excellent rail links, but London Gatwick probably involves the shortest journey.


Accommodation will be at the Abbots Barton Hotel. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis as follows:

  • Single Room: £40
  • Double Room: £55
  • Twin (Single Occupancy): £55
  • Executive Room: £65

A group rate has been negotiated, so please quote BSHSPG when making your booking. The booking line is: 01227 760341

For those of you travelling from further afield, rooms can also be booked at the discounted rate for the Wednesday night, subject to availability – bookings must be made via the booking line and the code BSHSPG quoted.

Conference Fees & Registration

The conference fee has been set at £29.50, and all delegates will be warmly invited to a formal dinner on Friday 4th January, which is an additional £27.50. Hotel accommodation on Thursday and Friday in the local hotel Best Western Abbotts Barton will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at a rate (subsidised by the BSHS) of between £40 and £65 per night. So the full conference cost will be around £110.

Registration for the conference is now open and will close on Friday 14th December.

To register please complete the Conference Registration Form and send it with a cheque payable to UNIKENT for the registration fee of £29.50, or, if you also wish to attend the conference dinner, £57.00 to:

BSHS Postgraduate Conference c/o Alice White
School of History
Rutherford College
University of Kent


School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

T: +44 (0)1227 823710 or E:

Last Updated: 19/11/2012