Mostrando entradas de marzo 4, 2012

Carta abierta por la Ciencia en España

Se adjunta enlace sobre "Carta abierta por la Ciencia en España" : http://www.investigaciondigna.es/wordpress/firma (español)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. The Center offers a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Our fellows participate in many public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Center and throughout the region. The Center is a consortium of educational and cultural institutions promoting scholarly and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine. Consortium institutions offer rich opportunities for research, with a combined total of more than 17 million scientific specimens, 20 million manuscript items, 2.5 million images, and rare books dating back to the 15th century. Look on our website at www.pachs.net for further information, an online application form and a list of current and past fellows. The website also features: information about the fellowshi

Fellowship Opportunity at the Needham Research Institute

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research fellowships for US-based scholars at the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO APPROPRIATE RECIPIENTS The Needham Research Institute (NRI), home of the Science and Civilisation in China project, provides scholars with excellent facilities for research into the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia. Funds granted by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation make it possible for the NRI to offer a number of 13-week fellowships tenable at the Institute for US-based scholars and researchers working within the broad field of the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia. These fellowships are tenable during the academic year which runs from October 2012 to June, 2013, and preference will normally be given to scholars who wish to visit the Institute during the Cambridge University terms which run from October through December 2012, January through March and April through J

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Fukushima - Looking back to look forward. 11-12 May]

3.11 Virtual Conference: Looking back to look forward 11-12 March 2012 Begins 11 March, 8:00 a.m., Japan Standard Time (6:00 p.m., March 10, EST) http://fukushimaforum.wordpress.com/online-forum/ On the one-year anniversary of the triple disasters that devastated eastern Japan we welcome you to participate in an interdisciplinary online conversation, taking place 11-12 March 2012.  The event will commemorate and discuss major issues and concerns raised - and still unsettled - related to the confluence of last year's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters. Scholars from multiple disciplines, especially in the fields of history of science and technology and science studies, will lead an online discussion about this moment of rupture in history in a "virtual conference" co-sponsored by the Fukushima Forum and Teach 3.11. Taking this time to reflect deliberately on the harrowing tragedies of 3.11 and the ongoing recovery processes in and surrounding the Toh


Colleagues: The most recent list of recent doctoral dissertations world wide pertaining to the history of medicine and science can be viewed at: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/guides/histmed/dissertations/ John Erlen University of Pittsburgh

SHOT IEEE Life Members' Prize in Electrical History

The IEEE Life Members' Prize The IEEE Life Members' Prize in Electrical History, supported by the IEEE Life Members' Fund and administered by the Society for the History of Technology, is awarded annually to the best paper in the history of electrotechnology—power, electronics, telecommunications, and computer science—published during the preceding year. Any article published in a learned periodical is eligible if it treats the art or engineering aspects of electrotechnology and its practitioners. The article must be written in English, although the journal or periodical in which it appears may be a foreign language publication. The prize consists of a cash award of $500 and a certificate. To nominate an article, please send a copy of the paper to each member of the prize committee. Deadline is 15 April. For more information, please contact the committee chair or Bernie Carlson, SHOT Secretary, 434.987.6230, shot@virginia.edu. 2012 IEEE Life Members' Pr

Caltech Archives' grants-in-aid deadline May 1

California Institute of Technology Archives Grants-In-Aid The Victor and Joy Wouk Grant-in-Aid Program offers research assistance up to $2000 for work in the Papers of Victor Wouk in the Caltech Archives. The Maurice A. Biot Archives Fund offers research assistance up to $2000 to use the collections at the Caltech Archives.  For all funds, applications will be accepted from students working towards a graduate degree or from established scholars.  Awards are not limited to U.S. citizens.  Graduate students must have completed one year of study prior to receiving a grant-in-aid.  For the Biot award, preference will be given to those working in the history of technology, especially in the fields of aeronautics, applied mechanics and geophysics.  No applicant may receive more than two awards, and awards will not be given to the same applicant in consecutive 12-month periods. Grants-in-aid, which may be taxable, may be used for travel and living expenses, for photocopy or

13th International Conference on the History of Science in China (13th ICHSC)

THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Institute for the History of Natural Science & THE HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY GREECE The 13th International Conference on the History of Science in China (13th ICHSC) and The International Conference on Chinese History of Science and Its Interaction with Greek Civilization (ICCHS-IIGC) (Athens, Greece, 22-27 July 2012) Theme History of Science and Technology in China: The perspective of Interacting Civilizations Organized by THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (CAST) Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology Hosted by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Co-organized by The Hellenic Open University Greece The 13th International Conference on the History of Science in China (13th ICHSC) forms part of the series of academic meetings organized triennially by the Chinese Society for the History of Science and Te

Call for Papers: Technique, Technology and Therapy in the Medicine of Mind and Brain, 1850-2011

Call for Papers: Technique, Technology and Therapy in the Medicine of Mind and Brain, 1850-2011 We invite abstract submissions for an interdisciplinary workshop, which will be held at Clarkson University on May 4th and 5th, 2012. Handling the brain; examining the body; preparing capillary tubes; dissecting a rat hippocampus; sectioning and staining tissue samples; stereoscopy; freezing microtomes; electroencephalography; cinematography; psychometric tests; fMRI; psychoactive drugs - these are but a few examples of techniques, technologies and therapies that have had enormous import in the medicine of the mind and brain. While receiving increasing attention over the past several decades, the clinical specialties that deal with the brain and the mind - psychiatry, psychology, neurology, neurosurgery - have mostly been discussed in isolation of one another. We therefore propose a workshop that brings together scholars who are interested in these medical specialties to addre

Call for Applications: Second European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences--In Vivo, ex Vivo, in Vitro, in Silico: Models in the Life Sciences

Call for Applications: Second European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences--In Vivo, ex Vivo, in Vitro, in Silico: Models in the Life Sciences Hosted by the Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, September 10-14, 2012 Participating Institutions Brocher Foundation ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter (Exeter, UK) European School for Molecular Medicine (Milan, I) Institut d'Histoire de la Médecine et de la Santé (Geneva, CH) Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris-1 Sorbonne (Paris, F) Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Altenberg, A) University of Bielefeld (Bielefeld, D) Directors of the Seminar Bernardino Fantini (Geneva), Philippe Huneman (Paris), Marcel Weber (Geneva) The European Advanced School for the Philosophy of Life Sciences will hold its meeting on September 10-14 at the Brocher Foundation (Geneva), on the topic: In Vivo, ex Vivo, in Vitro, in

Science in the 20th Century and Beyond: Podcast + reminder of Talk and Party

Here's a podcast of me talking about Science in the 20th Century and Beyond. It's about 30 mins long and covers topics such as the challenges of writing about both the history of life and physical sciences, cross-disciplinary and global histories, accounting for the rise of American science, why 1900 is not a bad time to start a history of science, science and warfare, and the 'working worlds' argument. freestanding interview (audio) - http://podularity.com/wp-content/audio/agar%20science%20in%2020th%20century.mp3 webpage with audio extracts - http://podularity.com/2012/03/02/jon-agar-science-in-the-twentieth-century-and-beyond/ Plus a reminder that if you are in the London area then you would be welcome to come to a public talk on the history of 20th century science on 26th March (see below). cheers Jon Dr Jon Agar @jon_agar

Paid research internships at National Maritime Museum/ Royal Observatory Greenwich

Dear all, A reminder that applications are open for paid research internships in history of science and technology, based on the object collections at the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory Greenwich. The deadline is 20 April 2012, and internships (usually 1-2 months) can be taken up between June 2012 and April 2013. Please see http://www.rmg.co.uk/researchers/fellowships-and-internships/intern-programme/ for further details. All enquiries should go to research@rmg.co.uk. Best wishes, Rebekah Dr Rebekah Higgitt Curator of History of Science & Technology National Maritime Museum  |  Royal Observatory Greenwich  |  The Queen's House direct +44 (0) 208 312 6537 Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Borders of Knowledge - The third Flying University of Transnational Humanities

The Third Flying University of Transnational Humanities - Global Summer School for Graduate Students and Young Scholars - Theme: Borders of Knowledge Date: July 15-18, 2012 Place: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea Extended deadline for applications: March 30 Introduction The Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) is an annual summer school for graduate students and young scholars interested in the transnational paradigm of humanistic inquiry. FUTH takes its name and immediate inspiration from Poland’s Flying University, an underground institution that offered an alternative education outside the confines of state control and government censorship. The program is particularly concerned with developing critical understandings that resist the ideological and conceptual hegemony of the nation-state and the epistemological and hermeneutic conventions that support it. This does not mean that FUTH seeks to dispense with the “national” and construct a reified “transnational

SHAC/CHF Rumford Scholarship 2012

SHAC/CHF Rumford Scholarship: applications open The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) are pleased to invite applications for the 2012-2013 Rumford Scholarship. This annual award will enable the Rumford Scholar to travel to Europe in order to undertake original research in the history of chemistry or alchemy in libraries/archives/museum collections using their particular resources. The award may be held in any European country. The value of the award is £2300. Applicants must be either doctoral students or have been awarded a doctorate within three years of 1 January of the year in which the application is submitted. In addition, independent scholars and part-time or adjunct faculty at any point in their academic career are eligible to apply. Applicants must be normally resident in North America. Applications are due 30 May 2012. The decision will be announced by 30 June 2012. For more information or an applicatio

CAPHElienS - Histoire et philosophie des sciences en ligne

I would like to draw your attention to this new and very useful database on history and philosophy of sciences created by the library staff of Caphes (USR 3308-CIRPHLES, CNRS-ENS): http://www.netvibes.com/capheliens#Accueil If you have any comments or suggestions about it, please contact Florence Neveux (Centre documentaire du CAPHES): florence.neveux@ens.fr All the best, Elisabetta Basso Postdoctoral Fellow USR 3308-CIRPHLES, Caphes (CNRS-ENS) Paris