[spsp-members] Call for entries: IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

Agnes Bolinska bolinska at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 21:48:08 UTC 2022

Call for entries

IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

Submission deadline: 15 January 2023

The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
(IUHPST) invites submissions for the 2023 IUHPST Essay Prize in History and
Philosophy of Science. This biennial prize competition seeks to encourage
fresh methodological thinking on the history and philosophy of science and
related areas.

This year’s prize question is inspired by the theme of the 17th
International Congress on Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and
Technology, “Science and Values in an Uncertain World.” Current global
challenges such as the pandemic and climate change are pervaded by
epistemic and material risks. Science plays an increasing role in policy
and personal decisions, yet its application is sometimes contested. We
therefore invite entries, in the form of an essay of 5,000–10,000 words
written in English, addressing the question: “How can history and
philosophy of science, technology, and medicine help us to understand and
evaluate the role of values in science?” This question may be interpreted
broadly.  Submitters are encouraged to specify what kinds of values are in

All entries should consist of original work that has not previously been
published. Entries written originally in another language should be
submitted in English translation, along with the name and contact details
of the translator. Entries will be judged on the following criteria, in
addition to general academic quality: direct engagement with the prize
question, effective integration of historical and philosophical
perspectives, and 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
CLMPST in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24–29 July 2023. Presenting at the
Congress will be a condition of the award.

The award will carry a cash prize of 1,000 US dollars and 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 a standalone paper abstract for the Congress by the deadline
for that (December 15, 2022), following the standard instructions indicated
on the Congress website: https://clmpst2023.dc.uba.ar/callforpapers

Entries are invited from anyone, without restriction of age, nationality,
or academic status. Co-authored work will be considered; if the winning
entry is a co-authored work the cash prize will be shared out among the

This prize is administered by the Joint Commission of the IUHPST, whose
remit is to make links between the work of the two Divisions of the IUHPST:
the DHST (Division of History of Science and Technology) and the DLMPST
(Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology).
For further information about IUHPST, see: http://iuhpst.org/

Entries for the prize competition should be submitted in pdf format by
e-mail to the Chair of the Joint Commission, Dr. Agnes Bolinska, Department
of Philosophy, University of South Carolina (bolinska at mailbox.sc.edu). Any
queries should also be directed to her. The deadline for submission is 15
January 2023.
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