Call for Papers: The Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology

February 28, 2018


The conference will take place from April 1-2, 2016.


The Joint Atlantic Seminar series offers the opportunity for graduate students in the history of the life sciences to present their work to a well-informed audience in an informal and encouraging setting.  JAS-Bio has fostered a long tradition of collegiality amongst historians of biology along the eastern seaboard including the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.  Now in its sixth decade, it was the venue where many of today’s senior participants gave their first academic talk.

Attendance at the seminar is free for graduate students.  Registration is required for all participants please.  Faculty who plan to attend will be asked for a registration fee to help defray the expenses of our attending speakers.

For attendees who are able to arrive on Friday afternoon, there will be a tour of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology followed by an informal welcoming reception.  On Saturday a dinner in a nearby restaurant will be held.


Students who would like to present a paper should send a title, name and address, and one-page abstract to Laura Martin by email to: [email protected]

To register, please send an email to Janet Browne ([email protected]) containing your name, institutional affiliation and contact information, and whether you expect to attend the Saturday evening dinner.