Scientific Communication and its History – III Climate and Weather: Science as Public Culture Conference at the Maison Française d’Oxford 7 – 9 January 2013 Call for Papers This is the third conference in a series devoted to historical and contemporary perspectives on the communication of science and technology. Climate and weather provide a particularly rich and challenging case study to complete the conference series. The climate sciences are characterised by complexity: in their professional networks; their conceptual models; and the logistics of their large-scale data and computing needs. Yet few modern scientific disciplines attract the same level of public engagement, in both everyday life and passionate debate on the future of the planet. Moreover, their status at the intersection of policy, scientific controversy and the public sphere is not a recent development: the same issues and fault lines ran through meteorology from the 18 th -century onwards.
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Assistant Curator of Technologies and Engineering The Science Museum is looking for a motivated individual with a keen interest in the history and current practice of technology and engineering. The Assistant Curator will be able research, write and deliver outputs in a way that is engaging to a variety of audiences. They will use their passion to assess an object’s usability for story-telling in order to develop and share knowledge about our collections. Salary £17,909 to £19,561 per annum plus £1,000 RWA depending on knowledge and skills Location: South Kensington, London 23 month fixed term contract Closing date Friday 27th July 2012 For further information about the ScienceMuseum, a full job description, and details of how to apply, please visit www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/jobs Dr Tilly Blyth Keeper of Technologies and Engineering Science Museum Exhibition Road London SW7 2DD
Collaborative Doctoral Award: History, Craft and Practice in the Evolution of Vehicle Design Science Museum / Royal College of Art
History, Craft and Practice in the Evolution of Vehicle Design The Royal College of Art and the Science Museum in London seek to appoint a student to undertake a PhD by thesis on the history of design practice in the UK car industry. This studentship is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Collaborative Doctoral Award. Despite its central role in the conceptualization, testing, mediation and manufacture of cars, the history of modeling and visualization in the British automotive industry has received virtually no scholarly attention. This is all the more surprising given the flurry of attention in other design fields such as architecture to the roles played by new technologies of imaging in creating and communicating design, partly provoked by and as a way of understanding the shift from analogue and hand-modeling to digital design practices (CAD) in design and manufacturing in the 1980s and 1990s. Clay modeling remains the classical method of developing and fi
The University of California, San Francisco's Legacy Tobacco Documents Library Multimedia Collection< http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/about/multimedia.jsp > contains audiotapes and videotapes related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco. The videos, on the Internet Archive as the UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos collection< http://archive.org/details/tobaccoarchives >, include recordings of focus groups, internal corporate meetings, depositions of tobacco industry employees, government hearings, corporate communications, both internal and external, and commercials. The Tobacco Industry Audio Recordings collection< http://archive.org/details/tobaccoarchives_audio > contains audio recordings of focus groups, interviews, corporate presentations, both internal and external, and radio commercials, many for smokeless tobacco. The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) is a content centered digital community supporting re
The Society for the Social History of Medicine 2012 conference, in conjunction with the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, on the theme 'Emotions, Health and Wellbeing', will take place from 10-12 September. The plenary speakers are Professor Mark Jackson (Exeter), Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck) and Professor William Reddy (Duke). I am pleased to announce that the full draft programme and online registration are now available: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/emotions/sshmconference/index.html Enquiries to email@example.com With best wishes, on behalf of the organising committee, Thomas Dixon