The Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine (JAS-EASTM) seeks to inspire a tradition of collegiality among historians of science, technology, and medicine in East Asia who are based along the eastern seaboard of North America (Canada and the United States). Bringing together scholars at various stages of their careers, this seminar offers junior colleagues (graduate students and recent PhDs), in particular, an opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work in a friendly and supportive setting.

The inaugural conference was hosted by Johns Hopkins University and held online in Spring 2021. Because of continued concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we will once again be convening virtually for our Spring 2022 meeting.

JAS-EASTM 2022 will be held online from 1 pm on Thursday, May 5, to the evening of Friday, May 6. The conference will be made up of panels for the discussion of pre-circulated papers, a keynote address by current History of Science Society President, Fa-ti Fan (Binghamton), a special discussion on publicly engaged history of science with Sigrid Schmalzer (UMass Amherst), an evening social activity, and opportunities to meet and chat with fellow scholars in between.

Paper submissions are closed, but we encourage all interested scholars to register for the conference and participate through questions and comments throughout the sessions.

Presenters have submitted papers of up to 2,500 words, which will be made available to those who register for the conference.

JAS-EASTM 2022 is generously sponsored by the Science and Technology in Asia seminar series of the Harvard University Asia Center.

For all inquiries, please contact the organizers (Mark Chen, Francis Newman, and Victor Seow) at