Papers from non-Canadianist perspectives are welcome; editors are particularly interested in proposals that engage in comparative or transnational analysis.

The Scientia special issue seeks to engage with central themes in current social science and humanities research on the circumpolar world. For instance, the circumpolar world has long provided field laboratories for international scientific research. As field laboratories, circumpolar environments and their scientific study are mutually constitutive. Research findings and the material practices of science
have local and regional effects. In turn, circumpolar environments and the people who call them home, influence scientific interpretations. The meeting of indigenous and scientific knowledge and narratives across the circumpolar world is an important area of study. Submissions that address any of these various areas of research are encouraged.

Editors will consider proposals from a science studies perspective that address the broader social and philosophical as well as historical contexts of circumpolar science, technology, and medicine.

Abstracts of 250-500 words should be submitted by Friday, 1 May 2009. Please submit abstracts via email to guest editor, Liza Piper. Full manuscripts will be due 1 December 2009. Final papers should be between 7500 and 10 000 words, notes included. The special issue is scheduled to appear in print Fall 2010.

For more information please contact Liza Piper at the following address:

Department of History & Classics
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H4, Canada
Phone: 780-492-0855
Fax: 780-492-9125 

Queries may also be directed directly to the journal.