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Postdoctoral Fellowship MPIWG/Victoria and Albert Museum

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) in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (contact: Dr. Marta Ajmar, Head of Postgraduate Programme, V&A/RCA History of Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, London) announces one postdoctoral fellowship for three months between January 1 and December 31, 2014. The tenure of the fellowship is to be divided between the two institutes: the first and third months will be spent at the MPIWG, the second month at the V&A. The fellow will be offered research facilities at both institutions. Outstanding junior and senior scholars (including those on sabbatical leave from their home institutions) are invited to apply. Candidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science and technology, the history of art and art technology or a related field (junior scholars should have a dissertation topic rele

Reminder: Proposals Due June 1 for 2014 conference on Chemistry and Global History

"CHEMICAL REACTIONS: Chemistry and Global History" International Conference April 10-12, 2014 2014 Cain Conference, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia Call for Papers Conference Focus One of the most important developments in the history of science and technology in recent years has been the recognition that, far from being an essentially western history, it can best be understood and analyzed in the broader context of global history.  This is not a call to investigate 'influence' or to compare the 'achievements' of 'the West and the Rest', but to consider how globally spread interactions and networks of commercial and cultural exchange both depended on and fed scientific and technological investigation and development.   Such an approach has proven extremely fruitful in the history of medicine, natural history (botany, etc.), astronomy, cartography and geography.  Surprisingly, the history of chemistry has yet

CFP: Erudites and Polymaths

Call for Papers “Erudites and Polymaths” at the Renaissance Society of America meetings 27-29 March 2014, New York City ç The sixteenth century saw the rise of a new breed of scholar – the highly prolific and vastly erudite polymath who could write books, translate ancient texts into contemporary vernaculars, compile variorum collections of letters or poetry, proof-read printers’ galleys, at times even typeset them, and generally survive by the skill of his erudite wits. A jack of all (scholarly) trades, the sixteenth-century erudite could also be profoundly philosophical and tantalizingly controversial. Proposals are invited for papers that examine the career, life, works, and impact of such sixteenth-century figures from across Europe – people like Jakob Wimpfeling and Konrad Peutinger in Germany, Guillaume Budé and Joseph Justus Scaliger in France, Ludovico Domenichi and Girolamo Ruscelli in Italy, Michael Servetus and Juan Luis Vives in Spain, John Dee an


INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: SCIENCE AS CULTURAL HEGEMONY : GRAMSCIAN CONCEPTS FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE 23-24 January, 2014 Centre d’Història de la Ciència (CEHIC) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Societat Catalana d’Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica (SCHCT) Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC) Barcelona CALL FOR PAPERS In spite of the longstanding perception of modern science as value-free knowledge of the external world, the boundaries between a supposed ideology-free history of ideas and an ideology-loaded social history of science have been progressively blurred in the last decades. As a result, criticisms of the autonomy and neutrality of modern science have permeated more or less explicitly recent historiography of science. Within such a framework, the profiles, responsibilities and commitments of academics, and especially of those involved in the natural sciences, have been dramatically realigned. As