Current Meeting

The 62nd meeting of the Midwest Junto for the History of Science will be held April 12-14, 2019 at the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology in Kansas City, MO. 

For more than six decades, the Midwest Junto has fostered an informal, congenial environment where students, faculty, and independent scholars can gather to discuss their research. We welcome submissions for fifteen-minute presentations on any aspect of the history of science, technology, or medicine, as well as related STS fields. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate, and partial subsidies for accommodations will be made available to graduate student presenters.

The schedule for this year’s meeting can be found here. Please contact Benjamin Gross, Linda Hall Library’s Vice President for Research and Scholarship, if this itinerary needs to be updated or if you have any additional questions.


Scholars wishing to attend the 2019 Midwest Junto–including speakers–should submit their registration information using the form below. The cost of registration is $30. In addition, participants may sign up for the traditional Junto banquet, which will be held at Brio Tuscan Grill on Saturday, April 13.The cost per person to attend the banquet is $40.

After completing the registration form, payment should be submitted via check or PayPal.

Checks should be made out to “Midwest Junto” and sent by mail to:

Kathleen Sheppard
136-B, HSS Bldg
500 W. 14th St.
Rolla, MO 65409

PayPal registrants should send their payment to midwestjunto@gmail.com. If you take advantage of this option, please add an additional $3 to your payment to cover PayPal’s transaction fees.

Registration is now closed for the 2019 Midwest Junto.


A block of rooms has been reserved for Friday and Saturday nights (Apr. 12-13) at the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza, a short drive from the Linda Hall Library.

770 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-931-4400

Rooms will be available for $145/night. Please be sure to contact the hotel before March 20, 2019 and reference the Midwest Junto when reserving a room to receive the discounted rate. The Junto will reimburse graduate students who are presenting papers for up to half of one night’s lodging. Money for this purpose comes from dues and donations collected from members at the meeting.

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