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Job Vacancy at Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum

MUSEUM DOCUMENTATION ASSISTANT 2 YEARS FIXED TERM 1 X FULL TIME OR 2 X PART TIME JOB PURPOSE To review, rationalise and document the Museum’s collection. To reduce or eliminate the backlog of accessioning, and to make the information available on the computerised collections management system. Salary The salary for this position is £21,500 per annum (Or pro rata for part time staff). Salaries are normally reviewed in June of each year. Hours The weekly hours are 35, Monday to Friday (or 2 x 17.5 part time) There is a flexitime system in operation within the Society, the core hours of attendance being 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. per day. Deadline 3 rd July 2013 Full details about the job and how to apply can be found on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society website: http://www.rpharms.com/about-us/careers-at-the-society.asp John Betts Keeper of the Museum Collecti

Vacancy: Assistant Curator, Whipple Museum

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE Whipple Museum of the History of Science ASSISTANT CURATOR Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Curator in the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.  This is a new post designed to assist the Director and Curator of the Museum, taking joint responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of the Museum’s strategy for maintaining, organising and developing the Museum, its collections, services and profile; facilitating access, preparing exhibitions, supporting research and teaching as appropriate. Applicants should hold a first degree in History and Philosophy of Science or an allied discipline, and having a PhD on a topic in this field is also desirable. Applicants should have extensive knowledge of the subject area and will ideally be a specialist in Science since 1800 with expertise in the Material Culture of the Sciences. You will need to have an understanding of the range of the museum’s col

Leeds HPS Fellowships, 2013-14

The University of Leeds Centre for History and Philosophy of Science invites applications to its Non-Stipendiary Visiting Fellowships scheme for the academic year 2013-14. Visiting Fellows will be provided with full library and information systems access, and with office space where possible.   There are no formal duties.   Fellows will be expected to pursue their research and to participate in seminars, reading groups and other aspects of the research life of the Centre for HPS. Fellowship periods can be from 3 months to 1 year.   Junior and senior applicants are equally welcome, though applicants must hold a PhD. The fellowships are non-stipendiary. Proposed research projects should clearly mesh with the research interests of members of the Centre for HPS. To apply, please send -- a CV, plus -- a letter indicating (a) the research project you would pursue during the fellowship period, and (b) your preferred start and end dates

CONF: Victorian Tactile Imagination - 19-20 July 2013

The Victorian Tactile Imagination Conference 19-20 July 2013 Birkbeck, University of London PROGRAMME 19 JULY 2013 9:00-9:30am Registration - MAL 415 9:30-9:45am Welcome - MAL 421 9:45-10:45am PLENARY 1 - MAL 421 Professor William Cohen (University of Maryland), "Arborealities: The Tactile Ecology of Hardy's Woodlanders" Chair: Professor Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of London) 10:45-11:00am Coffee - MAL 415 11:00am-12:30pm SESSION 1 A. Psycho-Physiological Touch - Chair: James Emmott (Birkbeck, University of London) - MAL 421 Dr Marie Banfield (Independent Researcher), "Mid-Victorian Psychology and the Aesthetics of Touch: Alexander Bain and the Experimentalism of George Meredith" Professor Pamela K. Gilbert (University of Florida), "The Human Touch: the Hand as Instrument of the Human" Dr Roger Smith (Lancaster University / Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Psychology of