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JOBS: 3 calls for application on ancient mathematics

The European project "Mathematical Sciences in the Ancient World" launches three calls for applications related to PhD and/or post-doctoral positions. The topics of these calls are, respectively,     - Mathematical practices in the context of astral sciences in ancient China     - The history of mathematics in relation to astral sciences—ancient and medieval Indian sources     - Ancient mathematics in secondary schools: issues, current practices and new perspectives The deadline for applications is on June 21, 2013. For more information, see http://www.sphere.univ-paris-diderot.fr/spip.php?article359 . We would be grateful to you if you could forward these calls to whoever might be interested in them Karine Chemla, with the SAW group

Tennis and the Scientific Revolution

A special issue of /Nuncius/ (vol. 28.1) has just been published and is devoted to the Tennis and the Scientific Revolution: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/18253911/28/1 TOC Tennis and the Scientific Revolution Authors: Marco Beretta; Alessandro Tosi pp. 1--4 (4) Praecisio and Conjecture: Cusanus' Ball Game and the 'Learned Ignorance' of the World Author: Annarita Angelini pp. 5--18 (14) Training Tennis Players through Natural Philosophy: From Scaino's Trattato to Garsault's Art du paumier Author: Marco Beretta pp. 19--42 (24) Jeu de la paume: Health of the Body and the Mind in Early Modern Medicine Author: Concetta Pennuto pp. 43--65 (23) Galileo and Tennis: Reconciling the New Physics with Commonsense Author: Stefano Gattei pp. 66--84 (19) Tennis in Early Modern Visual Culture Author: Alessandro Tosi pp. 85--114 (30) Jeu de Paume & Jeux de la Raison in Sev

Video-conferencia sobre Torres Quevedo

El próximo Martes, 14 Mayo 2013, a las 18:00 horas CEST (UTC/GMT 16:00), se emitirá en streaming la conferencia: "Leonardo Torres Quevedo. Pionero de las telecomunicaciones y de la computación", organizada por el Capítulo Español de la Internet Society (ISOC), con motivo de la celebración del Día de Internet. Esta celebración constituye una buena oportunidad para recordar a los pioneros de las tecnologías que han servido para la creación de la red de redes. Entre ellos se encuentra un personaje que, teniendo en cuanta la relevancia de sus aportaciones, es relativamente poco conocido entre nosotros: Leonardo Torres Quevedo. Sus diseños y prototipos de máquinas analógicas de calcular, de tecnología mecánica, constituyen un paso más allá de Babbage. Su “Telekino”, dispositivo emisor-receptor de órdenes precisas para el control remoto de embarcaciones, globos dirigibles, etc., ejemplo pionero de comunicación-interpretación de datos, está considerado por el IE

Seeking authors for biographical articles

 The German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI) is working on a multi-year digital project, Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present. When complete, the project will be a compilation of more than 200 biographical essays on first- and second-generation German-American immigrant entrepreneurs, combined with contextual essays on overarching topics (industry clusters, political events, immigration policy over time, etc.) that set the history of German-American entrepreneurship in context. A variety of photographs, media clips, and business documents accompany the essays. Other components of the project will include bibliographies for further research and suggestions for using the Immigrant Entrepreneurship website in the classroom. Material is added on a daily basis - about 80 biographies have already been posted - and can be viewed at www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org<http://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org >. Several of th

Technology and religion

I would like to develop a network of scholars interested in the intersection of technology and religion, broadly considered.   Science and religion has been of interest for some time, but technology and religion has received less attention.   If you are interested in technology and religion and would like to be part of such an informal network, please do get in touch with me. Jennifer K. Alexander alexa056@umn.edu Jennifer Karns Alexander, PhD Associate Professor, Program in History of Science and Technology Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota Mineapolis, MN   55455 (612) 626-7309 alexa056@umn.edu