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Two PhD Positions in Philosophy at Durham University

Two PhD Positions in Philosophy at Durham University The Department of Philosophy at Durham University and Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) are inviting applications for two full-time, three-year PhD positions in philosophy of the natural, social and policy sciences, starting in October, 2013. Suitable candidates should have a Masters degree (with merit or distinction) or equivalent, an interest in ʻscience and policyʼ and are expected to work in one of the six areas below. We are especially interested in work on these topics that interfaces with climate science, medicine, economics and other social sciences, and social policy. 1.      Evidence, conviction, endeavour 2.      The nature of scientific evidence; evidence-based medicine; evidence-based social policy; hierarchies of evidence; non-randomised and randomised experiments; theory and practice of measurement. 3.      Expertise 4.      The nature of scientific expertise; problems of legitimacy and ex

Doctoral studentships in Science, Technology & Innovation Studies

We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of doctoral studentships in Science, Technology & Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh.   Eligibility is These include         - at least two UK Economic and Social Research Council studentships           - a University of Edinburgh studentship for our collaborative doctoral programme with the STS cluster at the National University of Singapore    Applications in all areas of science, technology and innovation studies, including historical as well as contemporary studies, will be considered. In addition, we can offer a University of Edinburgh studentship linked to our new IT-SAFE Fire Safety research programme (see http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/research_projects/it-safe ). The closing date for applications is 12th February 2013.   Full details and application process can be found here: http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/news/2013/doctoral_awards_in_stis Given the impending deadline we hope you can draw these

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations http://medievalmap.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do Created at Harvard University, the Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC) makes the best available materials for a geographic information systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. The DARMC draws on the cartographic achievements of previous researchers, including the "Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World" by Richard J.A. Talbert. By using this site, visitors can trace Roman road networks, bridges, aqueducts, the cities and settlements of the empire, Roman military installations, and so on. Visitors can read the introduction, and then click on over to the Maps area. Here they can toggle data layers on and off to explore. Some of the themes here include Cluniac Houses, British Monasteries, and Universities. Visitors can also use the Data Sources section to delve into the particularities on each theme and m

Dynamis 2013; 33(1)

DYNAMIS Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam VOLUMEN 33 (1)                                                                                             2013   SUMARIO DOSSIER CIENCIA, MEDICINA Y ORDEN SOCIAL EN ESPAÑA. LAS DINÁMICAS DE INCLUSIÓN-EXCLUSIÓN SOCIAL A TRAVÉS DE LOS DISCURSOS Y PRÁCTICAS SANITARIAS Editado por Jorge Molero-Mesa e Isabel Jiménez-Lucena (Des)legitimando jerarquías sociales, profesionales y cognitivas. Conocimiento y prácticas científicas en los procesos de inclusión-exclusión Jorge Molero-Mesa e Isabel Jiménez-Lucena «Brazo y cerebro»: Las dinámicas de inclusión-exclusión en torno a la profesión médica y el anarcosindicalismo español en el primer tercio del siglo XX Jorge Molero-Mesa e Isabel Jiménez-Lucena 1.—Inclusión y exclusión de los técnicos e intelectuales en el anarcosindicalismo. 2.—Los Sindicatos Únicos de Sanidad de la Confederación Nacional del Trabajo. 3.—In