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Kuhn comes to Kosovo

Thomas S. Kuhn – The 50 th Anniversary of the Structure of Scientific Revolutions The Philosophy of Science: How Seminal Works in Research Methodology Shape Our Understanding of Science and the Interpretation of Results International Conference Prishtina, Kosovo 24-25 June 2012 Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is a seminal work of philosophy which has marked a major and important turn in the understanding of science in general and the understanding of the philosophy of science in particular. The influence of this work has gone beyond the sphere of philosophy and it has touched upon all other major sciences, too. On the occasion of Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions 50 th anniversary, it is important to recall his immense contribution to science and the understanding of it.  Therefore, the objective of this international conference is to bring together scholars, researchers, policymakers, and other professionals with an interest i

Science and Technology Studies: Exploring the Knowledge Base

Science and Technology Studies: Exploring the Knowledge Base Date: 2011-09 By: Martin, Ben Nightingale, P. Yegros-Yegros, A. URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:cbr:cbrwps:wp427&r=his Science and Technology Studies (STS) is one of a number of new research fields to emerge over the last four or five decades. This paper attempts to identify its core academic contributions using the methodology developed by Fagerberg et al. (2011) in their parallel study of Innovation Studies. The paper uses the references cited by the authors of chapters in a number of authoritative 'handbooks', based on the assumption that those authors will collectively have been reasonably comprehensive in identifying the core contributions to the field. The study analyses the publications most highly cited by the handbook authors, in particular examining their content and what they reveal about the

Associate professorhisp in history of mathematics, Aarhus University, Denmark. Deadline July 6 2012

Associate professor in history of mathematics, Aarhus University, Denmark Centre for Science Studies at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark ( http://css.au.dk/en/ ) invites applications for a permanent position as Associate Professor in history of mathematics beginning summer 2013. The Centre for Science Studies forms part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, and is responsible for research and education in history and philosophy of science and in science communication. Candidates must document a strong international research record within history of mathematics. In addition, candidates must document teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate level. Demonstration of talent for research leadership, for attracting external funding, and for training of young researchers are additional qualifications. Experience with academic administration is desirable. The centre aims at a high degree of collaboration between history, philosophy

ESEH Summer School in St. Petersburg - Deadline extended

*** DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO 31 MAY *** The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is happy to announce its third annual Summer School. It will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, from August 28 to August 31, 2012, and it will be hosted by Dr. Julia Lajus (Department of History, National Research University Higher School of Economics; and Center for Environmental and Technological History at the European University at St. Petersburg). The sponsors of the summer school are the European Society of Environmental History, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, and the Estonian Center for Environmental History (KAJAK). The theme of the Summer School is Natural resources: historical ideas, exploration, and exploitation Doctoral students who are members of the ESEH are welcome to apply. If the student wishing to attend is not yet a member, an ESEH membership application should be completed via http://eseh.org/mem

CFP: Business History Conference

The Cultures and Institutions of Business" Business History Conference Annual Meeting Columbus, Ohio March 21-23, 2013 The Business History Conference invites proposals for its 2013 annual meeting, taking place March 21 - 23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the annual meeting is "The Cultures and Institutions of Business." We are interested in all topics embracing the culture of business and the business of culture.   Papers may   engage the ways in which cultural beliefs, values, practices, institutions, meanings, language, identities, habits and cognition shape business orientation,governance, behavior and performance in different geographical, historical, or social settings.   Papers may also address the ways in which business has acted upon cultural practices and institutions, both high and popular culture, or how the language of business has entered into wider public discourses.   Works might cover such matters