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Virtual exhibition: Inventing Europe. Now online

Inventing Europe: now online! http://www.inventingeurope.eu/ Inventing Europe is a virtual exhibition that explores the history, culture and formation of Europe through the lens of technological objects and images. The online platform is a pioneering collaboration between historians and cultural heritage institutions throughout Europe. Together they guide the visitor on transnational journeys through Europe's turbulent last century and a half. Visitors can follow a number of object-based tours through this new and innovative history of technology. The tours are collected within different exhibitions that explore the broader themes of Daily Lives, Media & Communications, Knowledge Societies, Infrastructure, Globalization and Governance. Europe's history comes to life as users interact with the objects and stories that show the forces that shaped it. The website is inspired by work on the book series Making Europe: Technology and Transformations 1850-2000

American Printing History Association 2013 Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History

APHA Announces the 2013 Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History http://www.printinghistory.org/programs/fellowship/2013.php    The American Printing History Association (APHA) is pleased to announce the 2013 Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History for the study of printing history. An award of up to $2,000 is available for research in any area of the history of printing in any form, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms. Applications are especially welcome from those working in the area of American printing history, but the subject of research has no geographical or chronological limitations, and may be national or regional in scope, biographical, analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. Study related to the history of printing with a recognized printer or book artist may also be supported. The fellowship can be used to pay for travel, living, and other expenses.

Political Machines symposium, Smithsonian Institution, November 2-3, 2012

Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections Warner Bros. Theater, 1st Floor National Museum of American, Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC November 2-3, 2012 Presented by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation as part of its annual symposium series, "New Perspectives on Invention and Innovation" --- In 2012, the Lemelson Center is marking this election year by presenting Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections, a symposium that explores the role of invention and technology in electoral politics. Through this lens, we temporarily shift the focus away from today's candidates and issues to examine the critical role that political "machinery" such as campaign advertisements, voting machines, and automated opinion polls play in our democracy.   When these technologies work well, they often go unnoticed; when they fail (e.g. hanging chads, "Dewey Beats Truman!"), the consequence

Postdoctoral Research Position in History of European Astroculture

Postdoctoral Research Associate in History of European Astroculture The Emmy Noether Research Group "The Future in the Stars: European Astroculture and Extraterrestrial Life in the Twentieth Century" invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position with the possibility of renewal. Salary grade accords to E 13 TV-L (equivalent to assistant professor). Candidates should hold a doctorate in History or Cultural Studies with a specialization in History of Science, History of Technology, Cultural History or Art History by the time the appointment begins. Applicants should be fluent in English. The ability to work in German would be an asset. Applicants without any knowledge of German are expected, if appointed, to acquire within one year a sufficient level of proficiency. Application deadline is 1 December 2012. Interviews will be held in early January 2013. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. If equally qualifi