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MPIWG: Pre/Postdoctoral position for one year (with possible extension)

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, announces 1 Pre/Postdoctoral position for one year (with possible extension) Starting date: January 1, 2014 (flexible) Outstanding junior scholars are invited to apply. The position is awarded in conjunction with the research project The Construction of Norms in 17th- to 19th-Century Europe and the United States. Research projects should fit with one of the project’s focal points, deafness or hysteria, or any medical category (including disability), and address any period between the early seventeenth century and the late nineteenth century and any European country or the United States. Comparative studies are welcome. Although projects must have a history of science component, this may be in either the natural or the human sciences, with relevant disciplinary perspectives including history of psychology, legal history, history of medicine, technology studies, disability studies, linguistics, comparative

*Shifting Temporalities in Biomedicine*

Call for Proposals International Summer School, 5-10 October 2013 in Roscoff (France) * Shifting Temporalities in Biomedicine * The meaning of medicine has been transformed over the course of the 20th century: it has be¬come biomedicine on a molecular basis. Based on novel and partly disruptive technologies, bio¬medicine has ventured into new spheres of interpretation not just within the (life) sciences but also in the wider socio-cultural realm. Promising to solve some of society’s fundamental and vital problems, biomedicine has become the new vanguard science. After detaching biological proc¬esses from their natural space and time, matters of life and its temporalities seem to have become malleable entities. Against this background, a selection of shifting temporalities in biomedicine deserve critical evaluation: •             Suspending biological time in experimental systems; •             Overriding time in biological cycles, for example in technologically a

Reminder: deadline 10 June for PhD studentship at Kings College London / National Horseracing Museum

Reminder: submit your application by 10 June for a 3-year PhD studentship at the history department of Kings College London, working in collaboration with the National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket.   This exciting opportunity (which is in addition to the PhD studentships already advertised at Kings College) brings together the history of science, the history of animals, and their representation within a museum setting. The successful student will develop a novel historical perspective on the Thoroughbred racehorse, while simultaneously contributing to a new £14m Heritage Centre that celebrates Newmarket’s international status as the historic home of horseracing. Due to open in 2016, the Centre incorporates a redeveloped national museum of the sport, a gallery of sporting art, and a stable yard for retraining ex-racehorses.       The studentship will start in September 2013. It covers tuition fees and a maintenance grant from the AHRC. The level of maintenance is yet to b

Perspectives in Bioethics, Science, and Public Policy

Perspectives in Bioethics, Science, and Public Policy Edited by Jonathan Beever and Nicolae Morar Book Description In this book, nine thought-leaders engage with some of the hottest moral issues in science and ethics. Based on talks originally given at the annual “Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science,” the chapters explore interconnections between the three areas in an engaging and accessible way. Addressing a mixed public audience, the authors go beyond dry theory to explore some of the difficult moral questions that face scientists and policy-makers every day. The introduction presents a theoretical framework for the book, defining the term “bioethics” as extending well beyond human well-being to wider relations between humans, nonhuman animals, the environment, and biotechnologies. Three sections then explore the complex relationship between moral value, scientific knowledge, and policy making. The first section starts with thoughts on nonhuman animal pain

Science and medicine-related calls for papers for 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Hi, all. I came across today announcements of some interesting calls for papers for the 45th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Some of them might be of interest to some of you such as: Literature and Medicine in the Eighteenth Century Nursing Narratives of World War I and World War II German Romanticism and Science A Moving Truth: Science and Literature in 19th and Early 20th Century France Romantic Science The submission deadline is September 30, 2013. The full calls can be accessed at here: http://nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp.html Hope Leman, MLIS Research Information Technologist Center for Health Research and Quality Samaritan Health Services 815 NW 9th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 (541) 768-5712