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Postdoc MPIWG Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe; Director: Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré) announces one postdoctoral fellowship for one year with possibility of renewal for a second year starting date September 1, 2013. Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science and technology (including art technology) or a related field at the time of application and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements. Tenure of a prior postdoctoral fellowship will be to the candidate’s advantage. Research projects should address the history of knowledge and art up to the eighteenth century (with a preference for the period between 1350 and 1750), and may concern any geographical area within Europe, and any object of the visual and decorative arts. Especially welcome are projects related to the research group pr

Triple Helix conference - call for papers now open

Dear Colleagues http://tha2013.org/index.php/tha/2013 We are pleased to announce that the call for papers is now open.  Please could you circulate the website address and encourage people to attend. Thank you very much. Best wishes Helen -- Professor Helen Lawton Smith, AcSS, FRSA Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, Centre for Innovation Management Research Associate Editor, Strategic Change:Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance Department of Management Birkbeck University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX Tel: 44-2076316770 h.lawton-smith@bbk.ac.uk

Crossing the Divides:Exploring Boundaries & Overlaps between Sociology & Philosophy in Science & Bioethics

Crossing the Divides:Exploring Boundaries & Overlaps between Sociology & Philosophy in Science & Bioethics Brunel University, London May 13 th – 14 th 2013 This workshop explores the potential productive overlaps between the disciplines of Philosophy and Sociology. With a focus on two disputed domains, relations between the Philosophy of Science and the Sociology of Science and interactions between Bioethics and Sociological approaches to Ethics, we aim at developing conceptual tools to reflect the fruitful interactions between these disciplines.   Sociology and Philosophy of Science have over the past 40 years lived through a somewhat uneasy relationship. While both areas have often explored topics of similar nature, cross-disciplinary conversations have either been conducted in a confrontational manner or not at all.  In similar vein, these tensions are also a feature of relations between the fields of Bioethics and Sociology. Recent developments in

Boscovich Digital Library

The Boscovich Italian National Edition is proud to announce that a number of volumes of Boscovich’s works and correspondence are now on-line for free at: http://www.edizionenazionaleboscovich.it/index.php/biblioteca-digitale.html . Each volume is endowed with an introduction (in Italian) and indexes of names and quoted works (and, in some case, editor’s notes). Each one has or will be also published as a CD-Rom with ISBN number by the «Commissione Scientifica per l’Edizione Nazionale Boscovich» (c/o Brera Astronomical Observatory, via Brera 28, I-20121 Milano). Among the works you can find in PDF format: Collected works of Mathematics and Geometry, Opera pertinentia ad Opticam et Astronomiam, Expertises on St. Peter’s Basilica and Milan Cathedral, the didactic poems, and many others. The Correspondence includes the exchanges with Bartolomeo and Natale Boscovich, Serafino Calindri, Angelo de Cesaris, Giovan Stefano Conti, Anton Mario Lorgna, and many other correspondent

The Colonial Machine. French Science and Oversesas Expansion in the Old Regime

James E. McClellan (Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken) et François Regourd (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre - MASCIPO) “ The rise of modern science and European colonial and imperial expansion are indisputably two defining elements of modern world history. James E. McClellan III and François Regourd explore these two world-historical forces and their interactions in this comprehensive and in-depth history of the French case in the Old Regime presented here for the first time. The case is key because no other state matched Old-Regime France as a center for organized science and because contemporary France closely rivaled Britain as a colonial power, as well as leading all other nations in commodity production and participating in the slave trade. Based on extensive archival research and vast primary and secondary literatures and sharply reframing the historiography of the field, this landmark volume traces the development and significance for early-modern history o