The Seventh Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop will be held at the University of Notre Dame on 7-10 July 2005. The Biennial History of Astronomy Workshops typically attract about 60-65 scholars interested in the history of astronomy. Comfortable and economical accommodation is available in the dormitories of Notre Dame, and provide an intimate setting for a weekend devoted to scholarship.
This year's invited speaker will be Clive Ruggles, Professor of Archaeoastronomy in the School of Archaeology & Ancient History at the University of Leicester.
The program co-chairs of the workshop issue a call for proposals for work-in-progress papers, poster papers, and organized sessions.
Work-in-progress papers must address a topic in the history of astronomy, but a wide variety of time periods and approaches will be acceptable. Due to time constraints, we shall judge proposals on a more competitive basis than in previous years. Graduate students reporting on their dissertation projects and speakers who did not present a paper at the last workshop will receive preference. Papers will be selected in order to present a balanced schedule, with coverage of different chronological periods and historiographical approaches. Presentations will be strictly limited to twenty minutes. It is suggested that oral presentations should take ten to fifteen minutes, which will leave some time for questions and discussion. Those who wish to present work-in progress papers should submit an abstract of not more than 250 words which states clearly the topic to be covered, the current state of scholarship on the subject, and the author's own approach.
For detailed information about this conference, including conference materials, please follow this link: https://www3.nd.edu/~histast/workshops/2005ndvii/index.shtml