13 de enero de 2016

HOPOS 2018 letters of interest

HOPOS 2018

The 12th Biennial Meeting of the International Society of the History of Philosophy of Science

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host

The HOPOS Steering Committee invites expressions of interest to host HOPOS 2018, the 12th biennial meeting of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science.  Traditionally, HOPOS meetings have alternated between Europe and North America but other expressions of interest have not thereby been precluded from consideration.  We thus invite expressions of interest from potential hosts in Europe and other suitable locations outside of North America for HOPOS 2018.

HOPOS biennial meetings are held in late June or early July, from Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday, and are sponsored by one or more academic institutions. HOPOS meetings attract a thriving international community eager to hear each meeting’s approximately one hundred and twenty scholarly talks, including plenary talks from the field’s most distinguished historians and philosophers. For further information about past HOPOS meetings, see http://hopos.org/conferences.html; for more information about HOPOS, see hopos.org.

Institutions interested in hosting HOPOS 2018 should send a brief (less than three- page) letter to that effect to Helen Hattab, HOPOS Vice -President, at hhattab@uh.edu by January 25, 2016. The Steering Committee will invite full proposals from selected institutions by February 15, 2016; full proposals will be due by May 15, 2016. The Steering Committee anticipates selecting a location for HOPOS 2018 at its June meeting during HOPOS 2016 in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Letters of interest should briefly describe the institution’s resources and experience with respect to the hosting of a four-day conference for two hundred people, mentioning, for example, the range and quality of the institution’s conference facilities, its ability to offset meeting costs via sponsorship or fund-raising, the strength of its HOPOS community, accommodation options and local resources of interest to HOPOS members.