New OpportunitiesIUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science
The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST) invites submissions for the 2019 IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science. This prize competition, planned to continue on a biennial basis, seeks to encourage fresh methodological thinking on the history and philosophy of science as an integrated discipline.
Entries in the form of an essay of 5,000–10,000 words in English are invited, addressing this year’s prize question: “What is the value of history of science for philosophy of science?”
This question is intended as a counterpart to the question for the inaugural run of the prize in 2017, which asked about the value of philosophy of science for history of science. The 2017 prize was won by Theodore Arabatzis of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, for his essay “What’s in it for the historian of science?”.
All entries should contain original work that has not previously been published. For entries written originally in another language, an English translation should be submitted, with an indication of the translator. Entries will be judged on the following criteria, in addition to general academic quality: a direct engagement with this year’s prize question, an effective integration of historical and philosophical perspectives, and the potential to provide methodological guidance for other researchers in the field.
The author of the winning entry will be invited to present the work at the 16th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST 2019) to be held at the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czechia, 5–10 August 2019. Presenting at the Congress will be a condition of the award.
The award will carry a cash prize of US$ 1,000 and, in addition, a waiver of the Congress registration fee.
Other strong entries will also be considered for presentation at the Congress. In order to ensure this consideration, entrants should submit the entry also as an individual paper proposal for the Congress by the deadline of 15 December 2018, following the standard instructions indicated on the Congress website. The Flinders internal closing date is 7 December 2018. For advice and support, please contact Marina Delpin, Research Development and Support.