December 18th, 2019

Almagest Call for Papers

Almagest, the history and philosophy of science undergraduate journal at the University of Toronto, is now accepting essay submissions for the 2019-2020 academic year. Past issues have included papers on Galenic medicine, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of ecology, privacy and big data, historiography, and causality in quantum mechanics, among others. Almagest continues to feature interviews with prominent academics, such as Freeman Dyson, Ian Hacking, and Peter Galison.

Papers shall be selected for publication which show novel contribution to the subject matter, excellent prose, relevance to the journal, and a thorough understanding of the material at hand. We encourage papers not only of a philosophical or historical background, but also from any discipline that may pertain to the history and/or philosophy of science and technology.

Before submitting your paper, please ensure it meets the following conditions:

1. It must be related to the history and philosophy of science (and technology) in some form. Papers from STEM fields may fall into this category.

2. It must be prepared for blind review (i.e., there must be no information on the file that would indicate your identity, such as your name, institution,… ).

3. It must be no longer than 5000 words.

4. Its citations must be provided using the Chicago Manual of Style.

5. It must be submitted in English.

6. It must be submitted as a .pdf, .docx, or .doc file.

7. It must be submitted before the deadline (11:59 PM on January 20th, 2020).

The authors of the chosen papers will work closely with our editorial team to refine their papers to standard worthy of publication. Polished papers shall be published in our upcoming 2019/2020 journal, which will be released online and in print.

Submissions should be emailed to: Further information may be found on our website: Any questions should be forwarded to the same email address.

November 25th, 2019

Upcoming Event – Scientific Instrument Talk

UTSIC and HPSUS present an evening all about scientific instruments, hosted by Erich Weidenhammer. See the event page for more details.

November 13th, 2019

Almagest Vol 5 Release

The fifth volume of Almagest, the University of Toronto’s Undergraduate Journal in the History and Philosophy of Science, is has just been released! You can access a PDF on our website. There will be an official launch event in January.

October 11th, 2019

Almagest Call for Editors

Almagest (The University of Toronto’s History and Philosophy of Science Undergraduate Journal) editor applications have just opened for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Oct 26, 2019. Our most recent edition includes essays by undergrads from UofT, Harvard, and Yale, as well as interviews with Ian Hacking, Freeman Dyson, and Peter Galison! Apply here:

October 10th, 2019

Treasurer Elected

Congratulations to Eddie Huang for being elected HPSUS Treasurer for the 2019-2020 academic year!

October 8th, 2019

Upcoming Event – Election

HPSUS will be holding an election for the 2019-2020 Treasurer on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Please see our “events” page for more details.

March 9th, 2019

Upcoming Event – Graduate Talk

You’re invited to an IHPST graduate talk by Sarah Qidwai. She will be presenting a chapter of her dissertation.

This is also a great opportunity to come out and chat with HPSUS execs if you’re thinking about joining our team. We will be holding elections the following week. Food will be served.

January 23rd, 2019

Upcoming Event – Winter Social

Whether you’ve just heard about HPSUS or you’ve come to every event, we want to see you at our Winter Social on January 31st! This will be a relaxed event where we welcome new members and get to know each other while chatting about the history and philosophy of science. Sushi will be served, including a vegetarian selection. This event will take place in VC206.

Event page:

Winter Social

November 2nd, 2018

Upcoming Event – Panel Discussion

Big news about the very small! We are excited to host a panel discussion entitled Quantum Weirdness: Problems and Perspectives. We have assembled a panel of 5 professors from the IHPST, Department of Physics, and Department of Philosophy. This is a rare opportunity to hear professionals from different fields share their ideas on some of the strangest known phenomena. For more information, please visit the event page at


Edit: This event will take place in NF113.

October 19th, 2018

Upcoming Event – General Meeting

General Meeting

Join the HPSUS Exective Council as we brainstorm, outline goals, and draft a road map for the future of the society.

Sushi will be served.

An agenda for the meeting will be published ASAP.

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