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Call for Papers: Astrology in Time and Place: Cross-Cultural Questions in the History of Astrology

Organised by The Sophia Centre, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology University of Wales Trinity Saint David Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, England Date: 23-24 June 2012 We invite abstracts for this academic conference which will consider the questions which arise from the transmission of ideas in the theory and practice of astrology. Such transmission may be between cultures, or through time in the same culture. Issues may also be addressed of comparison between cultures. Astrology has been practised in some form in most cultures. In some it is rudimentary, in others complex. It may be considered magical, religious or scientific, or it may defy categorisation. There is evidence of the transmission of ideas in the near east between Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia, and between the Near East, India and East Asia. In Mesoamerica and China technical forms arose which were entirely different to the Near Eastern tradition. Syncretism has been a ma

Isis Vol. 102, No. 3, September 2011

   Table of Contents Alert    Isis    Vol. 102, No. 3, September 2011    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/661590    Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History    of Science Society    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    We have also included the table of contents below for quick access to    article abstracts.    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    Frontispiece    Frontispiece    Isis    Vol. 102, No. 3: vi.    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/663020    ------------------------------------------------------------------------    Articles    Inspiration in the Harness of Daily Labor: Darwin, Botany, and the    Triumph of Evolution, 1859–1868    By Richard Bellon    Isis    Vol. 102, No. 3: 393-420.    http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/661591    Trading in Birds: Imperial Power, National Pride, and the Place of    Nature in U.S.–Colombia Relations    By Cami

Lectureship in the History of Modern Science and Technology

Lectureship in the History of Modern Science and Technology Salary: £36,862–£46,696 pa Vacancy reference: JN08766 Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in the History of Modern Science and Technology. The successful applicant will be the first to hold the Peter Lipton Lectureship in History and Philosophy of Science. Responsibilities include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate teaching and supervising graduate students, as well as leading research in this area and administrative responsibilities in the Department. Candidates must have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) and have an outstanding record of excellence in teaching, research and publication in the subject. The Department is keen to appoint the best candidate. The lectureship is available from 1 September 2012 but a candidate who could only take up the post later than that would not be disadvantaged. Applications, in hard copy only, including cover letter, CV, the University's c