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Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

BSHS Postgraduate Conference 2011

4-6 January 2011

The next British Society for the History of Science postgraduate conference will be held at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester from the 4th – 6th of January 2011.

The BSHS postgraduate conference is an annual event for postgraduates from the UK and abroad. The entire conference is organised for and by postgraduates working within the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and its related fields. Its purpose is to encourage links between postgraduates in these areas, who may often be isolated from others in their field of study. This conference will be an excellent opportunity to give a short paper, discuss ongoing research interests, and make contacts and friends with other students in similar fields. Our aim is for postgraduates to convene from a wide range of universities and disciplines to discuss our common interests and shared aims in a friendly and receptive environment.


The conference will open for registration at midday on Tuesday 4th January. There will be a drinks reception Tuesday evening and a conference dinner on Wednesday evening. Presentations will span all three days.


To register, please complete the appropriate form which can be found at the conference website and mail it, along with a payment cheque, to the address below. The deadline for registration and payment will be Monday 13th December 2010.

Forms and cheques should be mailed to:

Jennifer Goodare,
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine,
Simon Building,
The University of Manchester,
M13 9PL.

Download a registration form: Word

Venue and Travel

The conference will be held in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine which is situated at the centre of the South Campus of the University. Maps will be circulated nearer the time.

The Centre is roughly 20 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly rail station, or a 5 minute walk and a short bus journey. Manchester Oxford Road rail station is 10 minutes walk or a short bus journey from the Centre. For visitors from further afield, Piccadilly railway station is 15 minutes away from Manchester International Airport by train, or the Centre can be reached by number 43 bus, which is a 55 minute journey.

Conference Fees

The base fee for the conference is £39; Delegates are warmly invited to attend the conference dinner in the old university library, which is a further £35. Subsidised accomodation is available in the nearby Manchester Business School Hotel on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at a rate of £25/night. The total conference cost is therefore £129. Note that the number of subsidised rooms is limited; these will therefore be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Anyone with outstanding queries about the Manchester conference may contact the local organisers at

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