West Coast Workshop on
The History and
Heritage of Scientific and Technical Information Systems,
Berkeley, Nov 17-18, 2001.
Sponsored by the
Information Management & Systems
Conference on the History and Heritage of Scientific and Technical
Information Systems will be held in Philadelphia,
Two preliminary workshops have been scheduled in order
to stimulate research that may be presented at the conference and to
assist in the
ongoing effort to build a community of interest in the history of
information science and scientific and technical information systems.
workshops will be directed not only at graduate students from
various disciplines but also at information professionals or others
interested in the history of information science and technology
but who may have little or no formal background in historical study
subject. The workshops will be small and will provide a friendly
environment in which interested individuals, whatever the current
level of their
historical work, can clarify their ideas and present and critique
work in progress.
gatherings will have a didactic or tutorial component as well as
a "workshop" component. As part of the former, one or more
established scholars will lead discussions on research completed
in the field, important areas that are in need of further
specialized research resources.
The East Coast Workshop was held in Philadelphia,
June 8 - 9, 2001. The
West Coast Workshop will be held from
Noon Sat.- 2 PM Sun., Nov. 17 - 18, 2001, at the
School of Information Management & Systems,
University of California, Berkeley.
Program / Schedule.
The Application Deadline was June 1, 2001, but
late applications will be considered, space permitting.
workshops have a registration fee of US$90.00, which includes
meals. There are a limited number of competitive scholarships
help cover the cost of round-trip transportation to the
nearest workshop, overnight accommodation if necessary, and
for the workshops and the scholarships should include
(1) an outline of a paper or a substantial abstract;
(2) a curriculum vitae;
(3) a recommendation from a mentor (if the candidate is in
graduate school); and
(4) a statement of estimated need and a budget.
Applications should be submitted to:
Mary Ellen Bowden,
Workshops in the History of Scientific and Technical Information Systems,
Chemical Heritage Foundation,
315 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106 or
sent to HHSTIS2@chemheritage.org.
The Workshop will be held in South Hall, a red-brick building
(see picture, top left), immediately below the campanile (bell tower) at the
center of the Berkeley campus.
Instructions on how to get to the Workshop see the
Local Arangements page.
Organized by Mary Ellen Bowden and
Go to Program & Schedule
or Local Arrangements.