The 11th Annual Southern History of Science and Technology Conference will be held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN on April 7-8, 2017.
Please register for the conference here. All attendees and presenters should register so that we may gain an accurate count for catering and seating.
The conference will be held in Kissam Center’s second floor, located on Vanderbilt’s campus in Nashville, TN near the intersection of West End Avenue and 21st Avenue (map)
Friday, April 7: Keynote address by Lynn Nyhart (University of Wisconsin – Madison). Her talk is titled “Defending Science: 1848 and Today.”
Saturday, April 8: Morning and afternoon paper sessions, followed by a reception. Please click here for a tentative schedule: SoHoST Program 2017
We recommend three locations within walking distance of campus:
- The Scarritt-Bennet Center (http://www.scarrittbennett.org/conference-services/accommodations/) provides dormitory style accommodations at a rate of $89/night (plus taxes). These rooms consist of a single, twin bed and a semi-private bathroom that is shared with another, adjacent room. Rooms include basic amenities, including linens, an alarm clock, and complimentary wireless internet.
- The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is located across the street from the conference events at a rate of $205/night (plus taxes). Parking is $35/night for valet or $30/night for self-parking. (Link: https://goo.gl/G7Q1zM) – only a few rooms remain
The Hilton Garden Inn is located 4 blocks east of the conference events for $209/night (plus taxes). Parking is $29/night for valet and $27/night for self-parking.The room block rate has expired.
- Additional hotels are available within walking distance of campus.
Call for Papers
The deadline for paper submissions has expired. The Call for Papers may be accessed here.
We are grateful to our sponsors for their assistance and support. Our sponsors include the Vanderbilt History Seminar, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, the Science Studies Seminar, the Vanderbilt History of Science and Medicine Society, the German History Seminar, and the Max Kade Center for European Studies.
For those of you who will be in town on Friday evening before the keynote, there are numerous restaurants in the vicinity of Vanderbilt that you may enjoy, at a variety of price points. Some close-by options include:
1808 Grille ($$), upscale American fare featuring local produce and sustainable seafood
1808 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 (Located inside the Hutton Hotel)
Chuy’s ($), featuring burritos and other Tex-Mex dishes…and plenty of Elvis kitsch.
1901 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 (21st Avenue South becomes Broadway at the corner of Vanderbilt campus)
Hattie B’s ($$), a Nashville tradition. Features hot chicken in a casual, counter-service eatery
112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Fresh to Order ($$), Deli-style American fare, including salads and paninis.
2316 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203
Mason’s ($$$), featuring southern cuisine and cocktails
2100 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 (Located inside the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel)
San Antonio Taco Co ($), featuring tex-mex. The wait can be a little long.
416 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 (across from the Vanderbilt Library on 21st Avenue)
On 21st Avenue South: Panera, Chipotle, Bruegger’s Bagels, and Starbucks
On West End Avenue: Jason’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grille, and Qdoba