We are happy to announce that the programme of the 2021 ESHHS virtual conference (running from June 29 until July 2) is now online – you can find it here. Participation at the conference is free, but you need to register online to receive the access codes for all sessions.
The Review Committee and Program Chairs of Cheiron (The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences) are pleased to announce the opening of registration for its 53rd Annual Meeting to be held using a virtual format from Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 17, 2021.
The Registration Form and the Preliminary Program can be found on the Cheiron webpage at: http://www.bcp.psych.ualberta.ca/~mike/Cheiron/
Dear friends and members of the ESHHS,
since travel restrictions are still held in place in many countries worldwide, we decided to host another virtual ESHHS conference from June 29 to July 2, 2021. Please find the Call for Papers with all relevant information here. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020.
Dear friends and members of the ESHHS and Cheiron,
we are happy to announce that our joint meeting will be held soon, from July 9 to 11. In order to participate and access information, you are supposed to register at the following site: https://forms.gle/ZNNUgj87Afw3b93H9. Also, you are welcome to take a look at the Program and the Book of Abstracts.
Registration is free; however, members whose financial position permits are encouraged to pay dues and/or donate to the respective society funds, as a way to support student participation in our activities.
We are looking forward to connecting with many of you online in July! If you have any questions, please email the organizers at cheiron.eshhs.2020(at)gmail.com.
Dear Members of ESHHS – Please have a look at a new call for papers for a special issue of Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences guest edited by Graham Pickren and Wade Pickren. The issue is titled “Our Present Crises: Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss, and Social Inequality”
The call can be found at this link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/pb-assets/assets/15206696/CallforPapers_OurPresentCrisis.pdf
The planning group for the joint meeting of Cheiron and ESHHS, scheduled for July 9–12 at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, has been monitoring emerging restrictions and policies related to the COVID-19 crisis and working to explore contingency plans. After careful review of recent recommendations from various local and international agencies, we have regretfully concluded that we cannot meet in person as planned. We have taken into consideration the growing number academic institutions placing restrictions on faculty and student travel, and especially the difficulties around planning international travel at this time.
If you have made travel arrangements, please take steps now to cancel your reservations; many airlines have updated their cancellation and change fees in response to the pandemic. We understand that the Hyatt Place Yonkers is also moving to cancel room bookings. Please contact us if your institution, airline, or insurer requires further official notice of the cancellation of in-person activities beyond this announcement.
The good news is that we have developed a very strong program, thanks to the tremendous submissions and the hard work of our reviewers, and we are considering ways to offer at least part of the program in virtual formats, for those who wish to participate.
The boards of Cheiron and ESHHS are also exploring options for meeting together as a joint group in the next year or two.
We will continue to update you on plans as they become more clear, and we are sending our hopes for health and safety for all of you.
Ann Johnson & Kim Hajek, Program Co-Chairs
2020 Joint Meeting of Cheiron and ESHHS
Dear friends and members of the ESHHS,
the deadline for submissions for our next joint conference with Cheiron is approaching fast! The conference will take place at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, on July 9-12, 2020. For further information see the Call for Abstracts.
Update: For all attendants of our conference, David Robinson, Cheiron Executive Officer, put together some useful information regarding travels and housing.
Dear ESHHS members,
We are very pleased to announce a new initiative aimed at strengthening international connections between researchers in the history of the human and social sciences. Jointly with the Société Française pour l’Histoire des Sciences de l’Homme (SFHSH), ESHHS proposes to endorse a collaborative symposium panel at the 2020 conference of the SFHSH. See the French and English call for papers for the conference.
The chosen panel will give prominence to research themes which cut across the work of our members and the Francophone scholarly community. While bringing visibility to the work of ESHHS members, it will also promote dialogue between researchers from different national or linguistic traditions.
The sponsored symposium will be conducted in English and will have a prominent place on the programme as a named “ESHHS/SFHSH” panel.
To apply for endorsement, panel organisers should submit a proposal following the general SFHSH guidelines below, and should indicate their wish to be considered for the ESHHS/SFHSH panel in their submission email.
We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2020 joint meeting of Cheiron and ESHHS. The pdf version of the call can be downloaded here.
We look forward to making this a great meeting!
One of the most distinguished members of the ESHHS, Roger Smith, published a book on the history of the sense of movement! If you are interested to read more about this topic, please follow the link below the description.
The sense of movement, the feeling of one’s body or limbs in motion, has a rich history over the last three centuries. Differentiated from general touch, linked to intuition of agency, tied to the feel for reality, associated with the notion of force in natural philosophy, close to the sense of life, it has sometimes been called ‘the sixth sense’. Inquirers have re-described it as kinaesthesia, proprioception and haptic sense. Talk of sensed movement abounds in contemporary arts and performance, in the life of sport and walking, and in the sciences of cognition and motor control. This book is the first to place this talk in its full historical setting. It combines original history with philosophical elucidation of the concepts and arguments at work when people say sensing movement matters. The book is wide in range, synthesizing discussions otherwise separated by discipline boundaries between physiology, psychology, philosophy, cultural history and history of science. The writing combines the voice of a scholar with the voice of a participant in movement.