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West Coast History of Science Society
April 11-14, 2002
At the University of California, San Francisco


No more proposals please - the program has been filled

This spring's meeting of the West Coast History of Science Society will be held from Thursday, April 11th, through Sunday, April 14th. West Coast HSS is an informal and supportive gathering that particularly welcomes graduate students and postdocs. It rotates among West Coast schools, meeting this time at UCSF. Participants from beyond the West Coast are warmly encouraged to attend.

We invite you to put the event on your calendar and submit paper and panel proposals.

Traditionally, West Coast HSS combines sessions of individual papers and panels on topics of historiographic or professional interest. We are eagerly seeking proposals in both categories.


Oral presentations should be about 15-20 minutes in length, so as to leave time for questions and discussion. We will also be glad to accept thematic groupings of papers. If you wish to be considered for a place on the program, please send the following information by e-mail to (westcoasthss@stanford.edu):


For session proposals, please provide the following information by e-mail to (westcoasthss@stanford.edu):

For each participant (can be sent together or separately):


A slot will be reserved on the program for interest group meetings. If you would like to schedule one, contact Jessica Riskin (jriskin@stanford.edu).

Please register via email to Rebecca Trumbull rebecca@itsa.ucsf.edu the following information:


Conference Registration (= annual dues)


Make checks payable to WCHSS and send, with a copy of this form, to:

Rebecca Trumbull
Director, Program and Curriculum Development
Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
3333 California Street, Box 0850
San Francisco, CA 94143-0850


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western Miyako Inn (1800 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115) for the nights of Thursday, April 11-Saturday, April 13, 2002, at a rate of $99 for a single/double. Please call the hotel directly at 888-466-9990, Reservations/Group sales) to reserve your room; make sure to mention "WCHSS room block" to ensure the discounted rate. YOU MUST CALL THE HOTEL BY MARCH 20, 2002 TO BE GUARANTEED ONE OF THESE ROOMS.

Subsidies MAY be available for housing costs; we will know more as we get closer to the time of the conference. -- We do hope you will help us stretch the money by first requesting finances from your own institution. We hope institutions will also look for ways to help their own students attend.

Warwick Anderson of UCSF (wanders@itsa.ucsf.edu) is the local arrangements chair.

The WCHSS meeting homepage is at http://hps.stanford.edu/wchss2002.html.

This year's program

Last year's program is available at http://ohst7.berkeley.edu/conferences/WCHSS2001/program.html

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco in April!