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AHRC Collaborative PhD studentship, University of Edinburgh/ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH/ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH ‘BOTANICAL EDUCATION AND CIVIC SCIENCE: THE WORK OF JOHN HUTTON BALFOUR (1808–1874)’ FULLY-FUNDED AHRC PhD STUDENTSHIP (Re-advertisement: previous applicants need not apply) Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD, a Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA), supervised jointly by the University of Edinburgh (Geography, School of GeoSciences) and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The subject of this Studentship is ‘Botanical Education and Civic Science: The Work of John Hutton Balfour (1808–1874)’. The project will be co-supervised by Professor Charles W J Withers (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Henry Noltie (RBGE). The studentship, which is funded for three years full time equivalent, will begin in September 2013. Additional funds in support of the studentship will be provided by the RBGE. The Studentship The studentship will focus on the life and work of John Hutton Balfour (1808-1874) and the makin

all for Participation: "Technology & Science in World War One', Development of an Internet-Platform, University of Stuttgart

Call for Participation: “Technology & Science in World War One” – Development of an Internet-Platform The Centennial of the beginning of the First World War is approaching. The Section for the History of the Impact of Technology (WGT) at the History Dept. of the University of  Stuttgart plans to arrange an international, teaching and publishing project concerning the History of Technology, Science, Medicine and Business of the First World War. It is planned, that students work on manageable topics and develop digital presentations of their results in local courses. The target group for the corresponding results are teachers, the aim is to train the students to prepare material for educational purposes. These results are to be published altogether in a second step on a public Internet platform. An analysis of the industrialized manslaughter and of the connected developments in Sciences, Medicine, and Technology are essential for the understanding of the multifaceted phe

Call for Papers for a Themed Issue of Oxford German Studies: End-of-Life Writing in German Literature and Culture

For centuries, the proximity of one’s own death has motivated people to write: whether they experienced terminal illness, suspected they might lose their life in childbirth, intended to take their own life, faced the prospect of being killed in action or in imprisonment, or anticipated their execution or a premature death in the wake of a natural or man-made disaster. The genres adopted in this most extreme of situations are manifold: last letters, suicide notes, wills, diaries, end-of-life narratives, more general autobiographical accounts, poetry and prose. The issue aims to identify the characteristics, contexts, and uses of these forms of writing in extremis. Contributions may focus on any period of German literature and culture; articles which adopt a comparative, cross- or interdisciplinary approach are especially welcome. Possible topics of interest include, among others: the relationship between the act of writing and the process of dying; adapting genre conv

Call for Papers: Galileo: Science, Faith and the Arts--An international Conference

Call for Papers: Galileo: Science, Faith and the Arts An international Conference http://www.rsa.org/news/130552/Call-for-Papers-Galileo-Conference.htm   Galileo: Science, Faith and the Arts An international Conference at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto 3-4 October 2013 The purpose of this conference is twofold: (i) to gather together scholars interested in revisiting Galileo's thought on the relationship between science and faith, and in exploring his reflections on the arts, language and aesthetics, especially - but not exclusively - in the context of that relationship, and (ii) to bring his ideas into dialogue with their representation in the arts since the seventeenth century, including literature, drama, painting, music and film. Among the topics for discussion, those dealing with the ideas and circumstances that led to Galileo's trial in Rome are especially welcome. But virtually any aspect of Galileo's relationship with the Churc