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Call for Applications, Ischia Summer School 2013

Call for applications Creating Life: From Alchemy to Synthetic Biology        The Thirteenth Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences ‘Villa Dohrn’, Ischia, Italy, 29 June – 6 July 2013 Directors: Janet Browne (Harvard), Christiane Groeben (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples), Nick Hopwood (Cambridge), Staffan Müller-Wille (Exeter) Funding: Wellcome Trust, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Applications are invited for this week-long summer school, which provides advanced training in history of the life sciences through lectures and seminars in a historically rich and naturally beautiful setting. The theme for 2013 is ‘Creating Life: From Alchemy to Synthetic Biology’. The faculty include Peter Murray Jones, Hiro Hirai, James E. Strick, Helen A. Curry, Luis Campos, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Stefan Helmreich, Wolfgang Schäffner and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger. For more information on the school, and how to apply, please visit

CFP: Under construction, Stuttgart November 2013

CFP: Under construction – Construction sites: Building the material and the imaginary world, Stuttgart, 15-16 November 2013, Deadline March 1 2013 Under construction – Construction sites: Building the material and the imaginary world On construction sites the world is altered in a very solid, material way. That’s not the whole story, of course: If someone builds a house, a railroad or any other thing, there is more under construction than the mere object itself. With spade and excavator contemporary imaginations, visions and historical concepts are equally reshaped or renewed. Interventions into the physical landscape are always accompanied by interventions into the imaginary landscape. The conference will examine the discursive alongside the performative construction of reality when things are being built. Construction sites are ideal objects for a cultural studies approach, as they show in a very literary sense, that the world not so much has a

4-yr postdoc in history of science publishing

The School of History at St Andrews is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher within the AHRC-funded ‘Publishing the Philosophical Transactions’ Project.  You would have responsibility for that part of the project dealing with the social, cultural and economic history of the journal in the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The successful candidate is likely to have experience working within the field of history of science and/or the history of publishing, and to have prior experience of working with archival materials.  There are no teaching duties attached to this post, although opportunities to obtain teaching experience may be available by agreement with the Project Director. Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website ( www.st-andrews.ac.uk ).  To discuss this post informally candidates may contact the director of the project, Dr Aileen Fyfe ( akf@st-andrews.ac.uk ). School of History Salary: £30,424-£32,26

Obscenidad, vergüenza, tabú: contornos y retornos de lo reprimido entre los siglos XVIII y XIX. XV Encuentro de la Ilustración al Romanticismo,

Nos ha llegado la siguiente información sobre la publicación de un libro coordinado por Fernando Durán López. Fernando Durán López (ed.), Obscenidad, vergüenza, tabú: contornos y retornos de lo reprimido entre los siglos XVIII y XIX. XV Encuentro de la Ilustración al Romanticismo, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz 2012 (387 pp.). ISBN: 978-84-9828-392-1; DL: CA 419-2012. Este volumen colectivo propone un viaje al territorio de las vergüenzas públicas y privadas entre los siglos XVIII y XIX. Cada cultura establece un espacio de representación pública, de aquello sobre lo que se puede hablar, pensar y discutir, de cuanto es considerado decoroso y honorable. A la vez, como correlato simétrico y necesario, se determina un espacio irrepresentable: el de lo indecoroso, obsceno o infamante. Aquello que se oculta o se niega —tabúes, represiones o vergüenzas— se organiza en diferentes niveles de profundidad: lo que admite representación privada, pero no pública; lo

Deadline approaching: CSHPS 2013

The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) at the University of Victoria, June 2-4, 2013. The program committee invites scholars working on the history and philosophy of science to submit abstracts for individual papers or proposals for sessions. Proposals for sessions (3 and 4 paper) are particularly encouraged. Meeting languages. The CSHPS is a bilingual society.   Individual papers may be given in English or French, but efforts to broaden participation are appreciated (e.g. a presentation in English could be accompanied by a PowerPoint in French, and vice versa). Similarly, sessions can be presented in either English or French, but bilingual sessions are especially welcomed. Joint sessions: The CSHPS meeting overlaps with the meeting dates of a number of other member societies of the CFHSS, including the

Conference: Animals in Asian Society, History and Thought, Manchester (UK), 25-26 Jan 2013

Conference: Animals in Asian Society, History and Thought, Manchester 25-26.01.2013 While rice dominates the modern view, animals have always played a crucial role in Asian cultures. Cicada, monkeys, crabs, dugs and horses feature prominently in Chinese and Japanese arts and crafts, philosophy and poetry. Much less known is that animals, have also always been central to this region’s historical social, political, and economic development, its ritual and intellectual life. Are animals an overlooked topic? This conference brings together expert to explore animals as a way to gain new insights into the changes of Asian societies and cultures, their scientific approach and technological development, past and present. What role did and does Chinese and Japanese thought assign to animals, as a resource, as a living being, and in state politics and individual lives? For further information and registration please contact Dagmar.Schaefer@Manchester.ac.uk or Johannes.Lotze@postgra

Joseph Murray, pionero de los trasplantes y Premio Nobel

A la edad de 93 años ha fallecido en Boston, el pasado mes de noviembre, el doctor Josep Murray, pionero de los trasplantes renales y Premio Nobel de Medicina (1990). Se adjunta enlace: http://www.somospacientes.com/noticias/varios/fallece-el-dr-joseph-murray-autor-del-primer-trasplante-renal-con-exito/

Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History

Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-using/branches/osler-library/nickerson   Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History Terms:   Value varies depending on the project, to a maximum of $10,000. More than one fellowship may be awarded during each fiscal year.   The fellow is required to carry out research in Montreal during the 2013-14 fiscal year (May 2013-April 2014).   May be renewable. Requirements: We invite applications from a variety of individuals, including graduate students, scholars and professionals.   Preference will be given to applicants spending at least one month in Montreal and who take advantage of the rare and unique materials held in the Osler Library and McGill University.   Fellows are required to submit a report of their work suitable for publication in the Osler Library Newsletter and may be requested to give a brief presentation at the University. How to Appl