Reminder: CFP: 2nd Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine

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Reminder CFP announcement for May 5–6, 2022 | virtual conference hosted at Harvard University

Dear Colleagues,             

We are thrilled to put out this call for papers for the 2nd annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (JAS-EASTM).

JAS-EASTM seeks to inspire a tradition of collegiality among historians of science, technology, and medicine in East Asia who are based along the eastern seaboard of North America (Canada and the United States). Bringing together scholars at various stages of their careers, this seminar offers junior colleagues (graduate students and recent PhDs), in particular, an opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work in a friendly and supportive setting.

The inaugural conference was hosted by Johns Hopkins University and held online in Spring 2021. Because of continued concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we will once again be convening virtually for our Spring 2022 meeting.    

JAS-EASTM 2022 will be held online from the afternoon of Thursday, May 5, to the evening of Friday, May 6. The conference will be made up of panels for the discussion of pre-circulated papers, a keynote address, a topical roundtable, and opportunities to meet and chat with fellow scholars in small groups.

Graduate students and recent PhDs who would like to present a paper should submit proposals (involving principally an abstract of no more than 250 words) here:

While priority will be given to junior scholars from the North American Atlantic coast, the online nature of this conference allows us to more easily include those located beyond this region, and we welcome submissions from these scholars too.           

The deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday, February 1. Notifications will be sent out by Tuesday, March 1.                         

Presenters are expected to submit papers of up to 2,500 words by two weeks before the conference on Thursday, April 21. These papers will be made available to those who register for the conference.             

JAS-EASTM 2022 is generously sponsored by the Science and Technology in Asia seminar series of the Harvard University Asia Center.

For all inquiries, please contact the organizers at