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Nominations: Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement

Nominations for the 2010 Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement are now open. The Josh Award is an annual award that recognises excellence and innovation in science engagement. The winner will be announced and presented with the award at the Manchester Science Festival this October. The award is open to anyone involved in science engagement, who is recognised as an up and coming talent, with innovative and new ideas. As well as a cash prize and a trophy, the winner will be appointed Science Communicator in residence at the 2011 Manchester Science Festival. Previous winners include Chris Smith from the Naked Scientists, Karen Bultitude from the University of the West of England and David Price from Science Made Simple. To find out more and download the nomination form and guidelines head to the Manchester Science Festival website: http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/news/joshaward2010

Back Issues of Ambix Now Online

Dear All The digitisation of the back issues of Ambix from Volume 1 (1937) is now complete and they are now available for download for those who have access to the Ingenta Connect website: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/amb Best Wishes, Matthew. Dr Matthew D Eddy, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, 50 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN, United Kingdom. (44) 191 334 6550. http://www.dur.ac.uk/m.d.eddy/

CFP: Loving the Machine: Human-Machine Relationships

Call for Papers “Loving the Machine: Human-Machine Relationships in Film and Television” 2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television November 11-14, 2010 Hyatt Regency Milwaukee www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory Third Round Deadline: June 1, 2010 AREA: “Loving the Machine: Human-Machine Relationships in Film and Television” In the last century, the long-running discourse of human-machine relations extended to film and television depictions of struggles for power, intimacy, identity, or security. Potential social conflicts engendered by producing machines that operate in their own self-interest have been explored in films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bladerunner, AI: Artificial Intelligence, I, Robot, and The Bicentennial Man, and, on television, in stories such as the classic Twilight Zone episode “The Lonely,” the “Valerie 23” and “Mary 25”episodes of The Outer Limits, and the 1980s TV series Small Wonder. Human-machine relationships run the

3-year Postdoctoral Position at Wuppertal

P ost-doctoral opening: "Ontological and epistemological aspects of the Higgs mechanism" (Kennziffer 10048) The University of Wuppertal, Germany, offers a Post-doctoral position for three years, to start in October 2010. Successful applicants will work on the project "Ontological and epistemological aspects of the Higgs mechanism" as part of the research collaboration "Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider", consisting of physicists, philosophers, and historians of science. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or philosophy/history/sociology of science with an emphasis on contemporary physics, and be able to pursue a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and international research project. A Diploma/Master/Bachelor degree in the other field is an asset.  Teaching is not required but possible. Further information on the project can be found at http://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wu

23º Seminário Nacional de História da Matemática

Encontro do Seminário Nacional de História da Matemática em Évora http://ludicum.org/snhm23/ A Universidade de Évora recebe entre os dias 4 e 5 de Junho a 23.ª edição do Encontro do Seminário Nacional de História da Matemática (SNHM). Este ano, o evento apresenta como oradores convidados Eberhard Knobloch, da Universidade de Berlim e Victor Navarro Brotons, da Universidade de Valência. O SNHM é uma secção autónoma da SPM e tem como principal objectivo desenvolver a investigação no campo da História da Matemática, procurando ser um elo de ligação entre os investigadores portugueses que desenvolvem o seu trabalho nesta área.

Media History Conference, Dublin 19-21 April 2011 - CFP

Perception, Reception and Deception: The role of the media in society Trinity College Dublin, 19-21 April 2011 The 4th biennial Media History conference will focus on the ways in which people have understood the social, cultural and political roles of the media over the past five centuries. The concept of 'the media' will be interpreted broadly, so as to include newspapers, magazines and one-off publications which included news and information, as well as manuscript, aural, visual, and broadcast and other electronic sources. A great deal of work has been done by scholars on the institutional, political and cultural history of various forms of media. 'Perception, Reception and Deception' will build on this literature to explore the ways in which print, manuscript, visual representations and the broadcast media have been understood, conceptualised, and imaginatively represented in the societies in which they were produced. It will, in other words, focus not on med

CFP: Panels of interest for ASECS and ISECS

There are two panels I am suggesting for the ASECS in Vancouver and the EC/ASECS in Pittsburgh meetings. I might try them for ISECS in Graz, too. The Alps, the Pyrenees, the Andes: History and Science These mountains are rich in history and culture, some known to historians from the most ancient times; they helped shape our world. Hannibal's trail still exists; the site of the historic battle at Roncevaux in the Pyrenees is celebrated and visited by tourists; the empire of the Incas still astonishes us to this day. Great scientists lived and toiled in the Alps, in Austria, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. I am looking for papers that explore and analyze some of the events that took place in our period, broadly interpreted (1650-1850). Theodore E. D. Braun, Professor Emeritus French and Comparative Literature University of Delaware TEDBraun@comcast.net , nuarb@myway.com Sero sed serio: Late but in earnest Web page: http://www.udel.edu/fllt/faculty/braun.html

Booking now open for the SSHM 2010 Conference, Durham, 8-11 July 2010

Conference booking open now for the SSHM 2010 Conference, Durham, 8-11 July 2010. Conference booking for the 40 Years Society for the Social History of Medicine - Conference 2010: "Knowledge, Ethics and Representations of Medicine and Health: Historical Perspectives" is open now. The conference takes place at Durham and Newcastle (UK), 8-11 July 2010 and is organised by the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine (NCHM) and sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, London and the Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM). The conference programme features 150 papers and 4 keynote speeches by medical historians from around the world. For further information and the provisional conference programme, please visit our webpage at: http://www.nchm.ac.uk/SSHM.html . The conference package includes: - Accommodation in Durham University on a bed and breakfast basis for 4 nights from Wednesday 7th July 2010. Rooms are available with either en-suite or shared facilities.

Award for Cuban Historical Studies in Spanish, Mexican and U.S. archives

LYDIA CABRERA AWARDS FOR CUBAN HISTORICAL STUDIES Lydia Cabrera Awards are available to support the study of Cuba between 1492 and 1868. Awards are designed specifically to support: 1) original research on Cuban history in Spanish, Mexican, and U. S. archives; 2)the publication of meritorious books on Cuba currently out of print; 3) the publication of historical statistics, historical documents, and guides to Spanish archives relating to Cuban history between 1492 and 1868. Applicants must be trained in Latin American history and possess knowledge of Spanish. Successful applicants will be expected to disseminate the results of their research in scholarly publications and/or professional papers delivered at scholarly conferences and public lectures at educational institutions. Applicants for original research are to be currently engaged in graduate studies at a U. S. institution or be affiliated with a college/university faculty or accredited historical association in the Unit

MA in History of Ideas & Culture

REMINDER: CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MAY 28, 2010 The School of Humanities at the National University of Ireland, Galway is delighted to announce a new MA programme in the History of Ideas & Culture, taught by staff from the disciplines of history and philosophy. It offers postgraduate students the opportunity to engage sympathetically with past systems of thought, to explore the influence of particular ideas on broader historical developments - and vice versa - and to reflect on some of the general philosophical issues raised by such projects.  This fusion of intellectual history, cultural history and the history of ideas will equip students to think critically about ideas, theories, beliefs and doctrines, and their roles in shaping the modern world. For more information, visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/hic/ or contact hic@nuigalway.ie Applications must be made by May 28th, via the online system at http://www.pac.ie/main.php?inst=gy&ln=e -------------- Dr Aile

'The Sciences and Arts of the Face: Physiognomy 1500-1900'

The third conference in the Leverhulme-funded Network project on 'The Sciences and Arts of the Face: Physiognomy 1500-1900' will take place 20-22 May 2010 at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. For details please see: http://physiognomy.history.qmul.ac.uk/Pisa%202010.html All enquiries to Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London: c.d.h.jones@qmul.ac.uk -- Dr Rhodri Hayward Department of History Queen Mary, University of London LONDON E1 4NS

II CONGRESO CIENCIAS, TECNOLOGÍAS Y CULTURAS. Diálogo entre las disciplinas del conocimiento. Mirando al futuro de América Latina y el Caribe SANTIAGO – CHILE 29 de octubre - 01 de noviembre de 2010

II CONGRESO CIENCIAS, TECNOLOGÍAS Y CULTURAS. Diálogo entre las disciplinas del conocimiento. Mirando al futuro de América Latina y el Caribe SANTIAGO – CHILE 29 de octubre - 01 de noviembre de 2010 Se convoca a los académicos a presentar ponencias al simposio INEQUIDADES EN LA PRESTACION DE SERVICIOS DE SALUD EN LATINOAMERICA Y EL CARIBE CONVOCATORIA La salud es uno de los componentes claves para el progreso socioeconómico de todo país. Siendo un elemento que se rige por el principio ético de equidad, enfocado en la prevención y tratamiento de las enfermedades, todo ser humano tiene derecho a un servicio de salud básico. Pero, en muchas ocasiones, la realidad nos muestra lo contrario. Este simposio pretende explorar y discutir las inequidades existentes en los sistemas de salud de América Latina y el Caribe. Algunas de éstas han motivado reformas gubernamentales y otras denuncian abiertamente la necesidad de replantear los sistemas, particularmente en el financiamiento y la pr

Nuevo libro de S. Casado de Otaola

Nuevo libro de S. Casado de Otaola, "Naturaleza patria. Ciencia y sentimiento de la naturaleza en la España del regeneracionismo", dentro de la colección de Historia de la Ciencia.