Forum for the History of Science in Asia 2015 Essay Prize Submissions

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FHSAsia 2015 Essay Prize
(Deadline: July 1st, 2015)

The Forum for History of Science in Asia is now open for nominations or self nominations for the 2015 Essay Prize. The prize will be given to an engaging essay that shows the most potential to contribute to the field of history of science technology and medicine through the exploration of Asian HoSTM.

The recent decade has seen a rapid growth in the body of research conducted on the history of science, medicine, and technology in Asia. While continuously relying on the existing methodological approaches within history of science, scholars of Asian science also find that episodes in the history of Asian science often highlight historical factors that previously went unnoticed or were unaccounted for. The Forum for the History of Science in Asia thus seeks to encourage scholarship that uncovers those factors through the exploration of Asian history of science, and that offers new methodological insights, which may benefit not only the study of Asian history, but also the history of science technology and medicine as a whole.

Eligible authors are junior scholars who have not attained a tenured position and may include graduate students, post-docs, assistant professors, adjuncts, lecturers, and independent scholars. Eligible essays include dissertation or book chapters, and articles, either unpublished or published after July 2014. The essay should be in English and no more than 10,000 words in length. If the original paper exceeds this word limit, we ask you to adjust the length to fit the criteria before submission. The essay should explore topics in the history of science, technology, and medicine in Asia (including East, Southeast, and South Asia). FHSAsia Steering Committee members are not eligible to apply.

In order to apply, please send application materials to the chair of the Prize Committee at In your email, please include the application form (downloadable at, and in case of self-nomination please also include your essay in PDF format. Please make sure that the essay does not include any identifying information. The committee chair will solicit papers from authors nominated by others. The deadline for applications is July 1st, 2015.