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Midwest Junto

Midwest Junto for the History of Science

57th annual meeting
April 4-6, 2014
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri
The 57th annual meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science
will be held April 4-6, 2014, at Truman State University in Kirksville,
Missouri. The 2014 Junto program committee invites paper submissions on
any aspect of the history and philosophy of science, technology, or
medicine. Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate, and
by Junto tradition, lodging for graduate-student presenters will be
partially subsidized.

 Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and home of the
 Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the first such college in the
 U.S., and currently part of the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.
 Papers on the history of alternative medicine and osteopathy are
 therefore particularly welcome. A lunch and tour of the Museum of
 Osteopathic Medicine is also planned. The Special Collections of Truman's
 Pickler Memorial Library also holds the archives of the eugenicist Harry
 Laughlin (1880-1943) and the archeologist Lewis Binford (1931-2011).

 A short abstract (100-150 words) of proposed papers or sessions should be
 submitted by February 21, 2014, to David Robinson,<>.
 Please submit abstracts by email or as attachment.

 For further information, please contact Peter Ramberg at the address

 Peter J. Ramberg
 Professor of History of Science
 School of Science and Mathematics
 Truman State University
 100 E. Normal
 Kirksville, MO 63501

 660-785-4620 (voice)
 660-785-4045 (fax)<>



About Us

Oklahoma’s Duane Roller, Wisconsin’s Robert Siegfried and Kansas’s Robert Schofield founded The Midwest Junto for the History of Science more than a half century ago to provide a professional forum for themselves, students and like-minded individuals unable to afford travel to a national professional meeting. It continues to serve as a central meeting place for persons living in the middle of the country and beyond. The organization meets annually in spring and is particularly receptive to persons without extensive experience presenting their research to national professional historical organizations. It welcomes work in the history of medicine and the history of technology as well as the history of science. The Midwest Junto retains its founders’ vision that it should be informal and loosely organized. The time and place for the Junto’s annual meeting is rarely set more than a year in advance. The organization caters to no time period or place. Papers themselves are limited to about fifteen minutes in duration.

The Call for Papers is generally issued after the first of the year. Dues are $2/year paid at the annual meeting. Graduate students receive the cost of one night’s lodging (double occupancy) at the convention hotel if they deliver the fruits of their research at the meeting.

The Junto has recently inaugurated a Stuart Pierson Memorial to remember one of its most loyal members. Stuart dutifully traveled to the Junto meeting yearly from his home in Newfoundland. Rarely did he fail to offer a paper that was great fun and greater insight.

Current Junto Officers

President: David Cahan
President-elect: Kathleen Crowther
Secretary-Treasurerl: Peter Ramberg
Council: Kathleen Sheppard, Gary Cameron