AGM on Zoom

Dear AAHPSSS members

Please find below instructions for joining the AAHPSSS AGM remotely via Zoom and telephone dial-in.

If you have any problems understanding these instructions, please let me know as soon as possible and I'll do my best to assist you.

The session will be recorded so that we can more easily complete the Minutes, but if you have any objections to being recorded, please let me know well in advance,


Dr Adam Lucas
Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Science

Hi there,

We invite you to a Zoom meeting for the AGM on 10:30am AEDT, Monday 3 December.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: – if you do not have Zoom installed, you will be prompted to install it for your OS. Then click this link again.

Or iPhone one-tap (AU Toll):  +61280152088,304069108#  or +61871501149,304069108#

Or Telephone:
+61 (0) 2 8015 2088 (AU Toll)
+61 (0) 8 7150 1149 (AU Toll)
Meeting ID: 304 069 108
International numbers available:

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
or H323:304069108@  (From Cisco)
or H323:  (From Huawei, LifeSize, Polycom)
or or (U.S.)
Meeting ID: 304069108

SIP: 304069108@ or 304069108@

Or Skype for Business (Lync):

ICS file for AGM – Click to add to calendar

AGM and membership

Dear colleagues

I know how easy it is for these things to slip one's mind, but I'd be very grateful if you could please renew your AAHPSSS memberships (or join afresh if you've never been a member) prior to the AGM next Monday.

Full membership is $40.00 and concessional membership is $20.00. We are also trying to fill a few vacant executive positions, if anyone would care to nominate.

Here is the weblink for renewal:

If you're unable to renew via PayPal, you can pay directly into AAHPSSS' St George Cash Management account:

BSB112-879Acc No. 041 336 133

The AGM can be joined via Zoom, details for which will be sent out to members within the next 48 hours,




DRAFT AGENDA – Annual General Meeting

Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science

Annual General Meeting

Monday 3 December 2018 @ 11.00 am
Research Hub, Rm 19.2062a, University of Wollongong
+ Tele-Conference via Zoom & Cisco
(details to be provided in early November)

1. Welcome to members

2. Endorsement of previous AGM 2017 minutes.

3. Acting Treasurer’s Report

a. income & expenditure from AAHPSSS 2017 Conference

b. finance update on Paypal & St George accounts

c. progress on proposal to move AAHPSSS funds into a higher interest bearing account, with some funds placed in rolling term deposits.

4. Vice-President’s Report on Dyason Lecture at State Library of NSW, and Society for Social Studies of Science Conference at Sydney International Convention Centre, in August 2018.

5. Nominations and vote on filling positions of Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, 2019 NZ Conference Representative/s.

6. Progress on proposal for a history of science and technology archive at the University of Wollongong with possibly financial input from AAHPSSS.

7. Discussion of organisation for AAHPSSS 2019 Conference at the Victoria University of Wellington:

a. Organising Committee for AAHPSSS 2019

b. Budgetary considerations

c. Program considerations

i. Daily plenaries in evening sessions

ii. Ian Langham Bursaries funding for post-graduates

iii. Co-hosting of sessions with APSTSN

d. Endorsement of funding proposal for Prof Margaret Pelham as Dyason Lecturer in 2019.

8. Other relevant STS/HPS conferences forthcoming in Australia and New Zealand.

9. Other business

Nominations for Executive positions

Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science


The positions of Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and 2019 NZ Conference Representative/s are now open for nominations from interested members of AAHPSSS.

Please send nominations, along with some brief biographical information and a one-page CV to the AAHPSSS President, Dr Adam Lucas, at

A vote on all nominations will occur at the AAHPSSS AGM to be held on:

Monday 3 December 2018 @ 11.00 am
Research Hub, Rm 19.2062a, University of Wollongong
+ Tele-Conference via Zoom and Cisco
(details to be provided in early November)

How to submit Notices for AAHPSSS

Dear readers

If you would like an event, resource, position, or funding, or anything else that is relevant to AAHPSSS, to be listed in our notices, now you can submit the information directly. From the "Notices" page you will find a link to a Submit a Notice form page. Just fill it out and submit it. The webmaster (yours truly) will review it, and post it.

This need not be restricted to members of AAHPSSS. The notices can cover any event, locally or internationally, that is relevant to the Association's focus and interests.

Your Webmaster

Best wishes to all


Isaac Newton: Not born on 25 December, 1642.

We at AAHPSSS wish all our members and subscribers a great break. See you next year!

Conference program updated

Please note that we have modified the 2017 Conference Program. This should be very close to being final.

Updates to website

We have managed to update the website in the following ways, which we hope will make it much more useful to members:

  1. The site is now secure, which means no information will be intercepted when you log on, or purchase membership, etc.
  2. The forums are now working; you can have public or private discussions.
  3. The domain now appears in the address bar when you access the site from that URL.
  4. Members may now add events, and edit them later, from the submission page under the Events menu.
  5. RSS subscription has been added (see the footer).
  6. You can download all or some of the events listing to your calendar via an iCal file.
  7. The header image now randomly changes. If you have any images you would like to see in the header, let the webmaster know. They need to be at least 2000px wide and 1200px high. We will need copyright information as source details for our informative slider on the Platypus and Header Images page.

As always, suggestions are welcomed!