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A new collection of Darwiniana online

John van Wyhe has notified us of the above:

... you might be interested in a wonderful collection of Darwiniana focused on Darwin's life and the 1909 Darwin celebrations in Cambridge – 440 colour images in all. The J.C. Simpson Collection at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University seems to be little known but is full of treasures.

There are letters from all of Darwin's sons, as well as the little-known daughter 'Bessie', J. D. Hooker, a postcard from Ernst Haeckel, a note from A. R. Wallace which makes a very casual reference to his 1858 Ternate essay manuscript, a manuscript leaf of Darwin's Insectivorous plants (1875) and personal cheques signed by Darwin and Emma Darwin. There is a letter offering a photograph of Darwin that the Darwin family had never seen before. And there is the stuffed monkey that was suspended over Darwin’s head when he was given his honorary law degree at Cambridge in 1877.

Darwin Online

This is integrated with the rest of the manuscripts in Darwin Online – by
far the largest collection online and nearing the goal of complete transcription of the Darwin Archive in Cambridge. If you have not visited for a while, have a look.

Final call for papers for Conference 2023

This is a final reminder that the extended deadline for submission for the 2023 AAHPSSS conference is next Monday, 28 August. Thank you to all of you have already submitted, and please do consider contributing a paper or organising a full session if you have not yet done so. If you would like to contribute to the AAHPSSS conference other than through a paper or session, please contact us directly with your ideas.

We are still finalising our catering options for the conference and so have not yet determined our registration fee. At this stage we anticipate that the costs will be around $250 for full members for the three days and $175 for concessional members, with corresponding rates for single day attendance and non-members. We will have these costs determined and registrations open within two weeks’ time, when we will also notify speakers of acceptance.

Another reminder that AAHPSSS members who are postgraduate students or scholars in insecure employment and who reside outside the greater Sydney area will be entitled to apply for a bursary to assist with travel costs to the conference.

The Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS), which AAHPSSS is participating in, has arranged for discounted rates at a range of hotels in Sydney in the week in which the CHASS conferences, including AAHPSSS are taking place. You can view these deals through this page:

Submit your paper

CFP: AAHPSSS 2023 Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Conference of the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (AAHPSSS) will take place at the University of Sydney, between Wednesday 29 November and Friday 1 December, 2023.

The call for papers is now open!

This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with the annual Congress for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), so will provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in other discipline-based sessions.

Highlights of this year’s conference will include… the Dyason Lecture by Rachael Brown (ANU), the Langham Prize for the best postgraduate paper presented at the conference, organised workshops, social events and the return of the Science in Society session.

We invite participation from scholars working in any area related to the history, philosophy and social studies of science, medicine or technology (including science and technology studies, sociology of health, environmental humanities, science communication, science policy, and metascience).

You may submit:

  • an individual paper, which will be allocated to an appropriate session
  • An organised session of speakers or a workshop
  • a full- or whole- day series of sessions

You can submit your proposals here

Deadline for submission is extended to Monday 28 August 2023.

The registration costs for the conference will be shared soon. As usual, AAHPSSS is committed to keeping the conference accessible and low-cost. We particularly encourage postgraduate students and early career academics to participate. Langham Bursaries for travel expenses to the conference (from anywhere outside the Greater Sydney Area) will be available for those in need.

Please circulate this CFP among your networks (and let us know where you circulated it). We are looking forward to hosting you!

Very Best,

The AAHPSSS committee

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SMS 2023 Conference Submission Deadline

The Society for the Metaphysics of Science is hosting its annual conference 10–12 August 2023 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The submission deadline has been extended to 10 March 2023.

Please see our conference page for submission instructions and further information:

Hope to see you all this summer here in Halifax!

PSA Around the World CFP

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Sunday 5th November 2023;
Saturday 11th November 2023;
Friday 17th November 2023
Online via ZOOM

Call for Papers

The Philosophy of Science Association is delighted to launch a new initiative called PSA Around the World. The aim of the initiative is to reach out to the global community of philosophers of science and spotlight the rich diversity of practices and traditions in the field of philosophy of science via fully online conferences with a dedicated regional focus, running in the years when the Biennial Meeting of the PSA does not take place.

Our inaugural PSA 2023 Around the World has a focus on East Asia including South East Asia.

The conference will run fully online on ZOOM for three days and in different time slots to accommodate a global audience on various time zones: Sunday 5th November 2023; Saturday 11th November 2023; Friday 17th November 2023 (precise timing for each day TBA).

Contributed papers may be on any topic in philosophy of science and the conference is open to all PSA members worldwide. Given the time zones constraints, and with an eye to increasing diversity of topics, we regret that there is no call for symposia for this conference.

The PSA 2023 Around the World Committee is committed to assembling a program with high-quality papers on a variety of topics and diverse presenters that reflect the full range of current work in the philosophy of science. Scholars working in East Asia are particularly encouraged to submit papers, and papers exploring the philosophy of science in East Asian contexts are most welcome.

Submissions should consist of a 1000 word abstract and should be prepared for anonymous review with no information identifying the author in the body of the abstract. For co-authored papers, the presenting author should upload the abstract. Abstracts should be submitted using the conference EasyChair link:

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on 31 March 2023.

The Program Committee expects to announce its decision on papers accepted for presentation by the end of June 2023. Authors of accepted abstracts are encouraged to post full-length papers as PSA 2023 Around the World Conference Papers at (a publicly accessible digital archive) prior to the meeting if they wish to do so. Paper presentation at the conference should take no more than 15 minutes to allow 15 min for questions (30 min time slot per paper).

In accordance with current PSA policy, no one is permitted to present more than once at each PSA meeting. A scholar may appear as co-author on more than one paper but may present only once at PSA 2023 Around the World.

General questions about contributed papers should be directed to the Chair of the PSA 2023 Around the World Program Committee, Michela Massimi, at To maintain anonymity in the review process, questions about specific submissions should be sent to, as this address will be monitored by someone not involved in the review process.

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