ESHHS 2021 Conference and the future

As our second virtual conference ended last week, we are happy to report that the virtual format worked very well and facilitated many interesting talks, debates and exchange of ideas, which you can also see in the book of abstracts which is also online.

We are also happy to announce that David Robertson was awarded the Early Career Award for this year. Congratulations!

In regards to next year’s conference, we are still in the process of planning and will keep you updated as soon as our plans become more concrete. we wish you a relaxing summer and look forward to seeing you again – hopefully in real life – next year!

Upcoming Cheiron Meeting in June

Dear Colleagues,

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:

For any questions, please contact the Program Chairs:  Larry Stern: and Barbara Stern:

Cheiron & ESHHS Joint Virtual Meeting

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: 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)

Call for papers: Our Present Crises: Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss, and Social Inequality

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:

ESHHS/Cheiron meeting 2020

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 

Cheiron/ESHHS joint meeting 2020 – 2nd CfP

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.

CfP: ESHHS session at the conference of the SFHSH in September 2020

Dear ESHHS members,

SFHSHWe 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.

For more information or any questions, please contact Hervé Guillemain, president of the SFHSH (, or Kim Hajek, treasurer of ESHHS (