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ICREA senior research position in History of Science

    The Centre for the History of Science (CEHIC) [ http://www.cehic.es/ ] at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Spain, seeks potential candidates for an ICREA senior research position in History of Science. The post is framed in the ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) 2012 call for 20 senior research positions in all disciplines . The home institution's acceptance (CEHIC) will be a necessary requirement to proceed with the application. ICREA scientific committee will make the final selection.     The CEHIC leads an active academic community of historians of science in Barcelona with growing international links. Recent appointments at the CEHIC are: Fernando Vidal (ICREA senior 2011, starting in fall) and Massimiliano Badino (postdoctoral research fellow), among others.     Minimum requirements for the application are a Ph.D. degree obtained preferably before 2008, with four years of international exposure at pre-doctoral and/or post-doctor

PhD opportunity - social dimensions of zoonoses in Africa

Please note the deadline date being 30 March 2012. We have an exciting ESRC STEPS Centre-linked studentship available for a PhD on social aspects of zoonotic disease in Africa (with preference for links with bats work – but with the call framed more openly here to encourage applicants). We’re looking for excellent applicants who would like to develop their own project, in the context of ongoing interdisciplinary work by STEPS and its partners. Details are attached. Initial expressions of interest (1 page statement of interest and 1 page CV) should be sent to the STEPS Centre co-ordinator, Harriet Dudley ( h.dudley@ids.ac.uk ) by 30 March 2012. Please could you forward  this to anyone you think might be interested, and to relevant people and institutions in your networks? Many thanks and best wishes Melissa Professor Melissa Leach Director, ESRC STEPS Centre Social Anthropologist and Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9RE

Full Professorship in Sociology of Science, Munich Center for Technology in Society:

The MUNICH CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (MCTS) is a new cross-faculty Integrative Research Center which is currently being developed at Technische Universität München (TUM). It concentrates in both research and teaching on the interactions among the sciences, technology and society. The intention is to add a societal dimension to research at TUM—in foundational and applied research as well as in the implementation of new technologies. The MCTS invites applications for the position of PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE (Friedrich Schiedel endowed chair, pay grade W3 corresponding to full professor) to be filled as soon as possible. The Technische Universität München is committed to excellence in research and teaching. We seek a researcher with an outstanding international track record who represents the sociology of science and technology in the MCTS research focus Science and Technology Studies (STS). The successful candidate is expected to work closely with his/her colleagues

Deadline 6 April for PhD and taught Master's funding in history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine, Aberdeen

DEADLINE 6 APRIL 2012 for funded PhD studentships and taught Master’s studentships at the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Aberdeen For information on this funding scheme, entitled ‘The Emergence of a Scientific Culture’, please see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/scientific-culture/ .  For the application form itself and information on the application process, please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.php . Do not be misled by the former webpage’s description of this funding scheme as a single ‘project’: this is a series of projects under an umbrella theme, and each participant will shape their own project in discussion with their supervisors. The sub-themes highlighted for this scheme are ‘Technology in Culture’ and ‘Mechanism, Metaphysics and the Culture of Modern Science’, but please note that we interpret these themes very broadly in the interests of attracting good students with interesting

Call for Papers: 8th International Symposium for the History of Anaesthesia

Call for Papers: 8th International Symposium for the History of Anaesthesia International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia 2013, Sydney The 8th International Symposium for the History of Anaesthesia will be held from January 22-25, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The Australian Society of Anaesthetists, the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists are pleased to announce that they are hosting the 8th International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia (ISHA) in Sydney, Australia in January 2013. http://www.isha2013.com/ The theme of the meeting: HISTORY MATTERS! ISHA 2013 is administered by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. Abstracts must be received by July 15, 2012 Papers should relate to historical aspects of anaesthesia, critical care medicine, resuscitation and pain management. Abstracts on medical humanities or ethical topics that relate to the history of these areas are also invited. All papers and p