We are thrilled to announce the inaugural Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, to be held on April 17-18 at Johns Hopkins University.

JAS-EASTM seeks to inspire a tradition of collegiality across the Eastern seaboard, including the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. The goal of the seminar is to bring together scholars at various stages of their careers working on an array of topics related to the history of science, technology, and medicine in East Asia. JAS-EASTM will provide a friendly setting for scholars to engage with each others’ work and receive supportive feedback.

Interested junior scholars (graduate students and recent PhDs) are invited to submit a presentation proposal on any topic related to the history of EASTM from ancient times to the present. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) production and movement of knowledge and artifacts, transformation and reinvention of practices and traditions, infrastructure studies, the history of computers and computing, representations of science and scientists, etc. Individual paper proposals should be submitted through the JAS-EASTM website (link) and include an abstract of fewer than 300 words and a short bio. The deadline for submission is December 20th, 2019. Notifications will be sent out in late January or early February.

Participation in the seminar is not limited to presenters, and we encourage anybody interested to register and attend. Registration for the seminar will begin in February.

For all inquiries, please write to jaseastm2020@gmail.com.