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Conference: The Royal Society and the British Atlantic World

‘The Royal Society and the British Atlantic World’ Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October, 2010 The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London Places are still available for this conference, which will explore the manner in which scientific ideas and objects have crossed the Atlantic, focussing on the relationship between the Royal Society and scientists in America in the 17th and 18th centuries. Speakers: Chris Baxfield, Joyce Chaplin, John Christie, John Dixon, Mordechai Feingold, Tofigh Heidarzadeh, Michael Hunter, Kathleen Murphy, William Newman, Sarah Schechner, Jennifer Thomas and Walt Woodward. All are welcome to attend. The conference programme and registration form can be downloaded from http://royalsociety.org/Atlantic-World-conference . Please contact the Royal Society ( library@royalsociety.org ) with any queries. Dr Felicity Henderson Events and Exhibitions Manager Library and Information Services Tel +44 (0)20 7451 2597 Fax +44 (0)20 7451 2170 Web ro

'Generation to Reproduction' PhD Studentship

The University of Cambridge invites applications for a doctoral studentship funded by a Wellcome Trust strategic award in history of medicine. We seek outstanding candidates whose research would fall within the theme 'Generation to Reproduction'. Possible areas for doctoral projects include, but are not limited to: patient–practitioner relations around fertility and other encounters that framed the generative body; the influence of diseases, including venereal diseases, on reproductive behaviour and demographic patterns; representation and communication of generation and reproduction; ancient, medieval and early-modern investigations into generation; generation and childbirth in medical cases and casebooks; the reorganization of knowledge of generation/reproduction, especially in the age of revolutions; such sciences as embryology, obstetrics, gynaecology, evolutionary biology, reproductive physiology, genetics and developmental

CFP: British Psychological Society: History and Philosophy Section

British Psychological Society History & Philosophy of Psychology Section Annual Conference 2011 19th-21st April Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford CALL FOR PAPERS The British Psychological Society's History & Philosophy of Psychology Section invites submissions for its 2011 Annual Conference to be held at Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford ( http://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/ ). We invite proposals for individual papers or symposia in any area dealing with conceptual and historical issues in psychology, broadly defined. The conference's Keynote Speakers will be Professor Graham Richards (Section Founder Member) and Professor Dan Robinson, University of Oxford ( http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/members/dan_robinson ). The conference is open to independent and professional scholars in all relevant fields, not just Section or British Psychological Society members. A limited number of bursaries will be available to students who have had their paper accepted f

EMPHASIS 2010-2011

EMPHASIS seminar 2010-2011 The EMPHASIS seminar on early modern philosophy and history of science, held in the School of Advanced Study, London, begins its eighth series on Saturday 16 October 2010, 2-4pm, when Angela Fischel (Humboldt Universität, Berlin) and Fabian Kraemer (Ludwig-Maximlians-Universität Munich and Max Planck Institute Berlin) will be giving papers on Renaissance natural history. Other speakers this year are: Catherine Wilson, Didier Kahn, Jean-Pierre Brach, Hannah Dawson, Penelope Gouk, Anna Maria Roos, Michael Edwards, Daniel Andersson, Dmitri Levitin, Per Landgren, Alexander Wragge-Morley and Florence Grant,   The themes of this year’s sessions include:   History and Natural Philosophy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Rethinking Representation in Early Modern Natural Philosophy, Soul and Intellect in the Seventeenth Century, and Occult Philosophy in the Renaissance.   If you would like to be emailed a copy of the programme or be added to our email

Isis Vol. 101, No. 3, September 2010 is now available online

Isis Volume 101, Number 3 (September 2010) is now available at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/isis/2010/101/3?ai=t8&ui=5gal&af=H Frontispiece Isis September 2010, Vol. 101, No. 3: vi. Citation | Full Text | PDF Version (259 KB) Articles Making Mobile Knowledges: The Educational Cruises of the Revue Générale des Sciences Pures et Appliquées, 1897–1914 Veronica della Dora Isis September 2010, Vol. 101, No. 3: 467-500. Abstract | Full Text | PDF Version (1650 KB) Hearing the Irrational: Music and the Development of the Modern Concept of Number Peter Pesic Isis September 2010, Vol. 101, No. 3: 501-530. Abstract | Full Text | PDF Version (1609 KB) Scientific Biography, Cognitive Deficits, and Laboratory Practice: James McKeen Cattell and Early American Experimental Psychology, 1880–1904