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JOB: Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at UCL seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science (100% FTE). The successful candidate is expected to complete outstanding research and to teach courses in history and philosophy of science. The field of coverage is open. A preference will be for (1) those with subject expertise complementing existing staff in philosophy of science and integrated HPS, or (2) those with historical expertise in the sciences since 1700. The duties of the post will include teaching on the department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes, supervising graduate students and contributing to administrative, pastoral, and engagement activities in the department. Closing date: 23 rd April 2012; interviews to be held in May For further details and links to the online application system: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/vacancies About the department: www.ucl.ac.uk/sts For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Joe Cain (Head of Depa

Marks & Spencer archive opens at University of Leeds

Subscribers interested in the history of food, design and textiles etc might like to know that the Marks and Spencers 'Marks in Time' company archive opened today at the University of Leeds. For an overview of the collections see http://marksintime.marksandspencer.com/the-collection/ The archive catalogue can be searched at https://archive-catalogue.marksandspencer.ssl.co.uk/home

Postdoc & PhD Fellowships ERC-funded project: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950

Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions (E13) and 2 doctoral positions (65% E13) to be held for up to five years from 1 October 2012 at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Charité Berlin, for the research project “Ways of Writing: How Physicians Know, 1550-1950” funded by the European Research Council.   Observation in the clinic, testing in the laboratory, curve-tracing machines: we may think we know how physicians know. We don’t. That is because we have, until recently, ignored the primary medium in which medical knowledge occurs, namely, writing and its organisation and reorganisation on paper. Written patient records are almost as old as medicine itself and still central to its practice. Remarkably unexamined is how these have generated knowledge. The project aims to address a question of interest for understanding science, technology and medicine in the broadest sense: How are generalizations drawn from particulars? Key techniques appear to be those of m

Eleanor Searle Visiting Professorship in the field of history of science, Caltech

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DIVISION OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in collaboration with the Huntington Library, invites applications for the annual Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in the field of history of science. The position is up to a full academic year (September 2013 – June 2014). This is a half-time teaching position (two one-quarter courses) at Caltech and a half-time research position at the Huntington Library. Interested candidates should have demonstrated superb teaching and research skills. All applicants must currently hold a Ph.D. and a full-time tenure-track appointment at another university. Please apply electronically by sending a statement detailing the research you wish to carry out at the Huntington Library, a current curriculum vitae, a recent sample of writing, copies of teaching evaluations, and three reference letters to   ftise@hss.c

Reminder: CfP Artefacts 2012

REMINDER Call for Papers: ARTEFACTS  2012 ARTEFACTS is an international network of academic and museum-based scholars of science, technology and medicine interested in promoting the use of objects in research. The network was established in 1996 and since then has held annual conferences examining the role of artefacts in the making of science and technology and related areas. The next conference will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 7–9 October 2012. It aims to discuss the entanglement of national styles and identity and scientific, technical and medical artefacts in a global context. Topics could cover questions such as - Between inventors and the nation: who makes and owns artefacts? - Do artefacts embody national styles or distinct communities of practice? - Do artefacts reflect particular national attitudes on the relationship between science and technology? - Do artefacts act as signifiers of nationhood and how are they enlisted in the construction of nationalist agend