Mostrando entradas de agosto 4, 2013

CFP: Asian Histories of Computing (Special Issue of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing)

In recent years, historians of computing have been discussing the plural "histories" of computing. A derivative of such approach has been the growing importance of transnational historical investigation in this field. This special issue on Asian History of Computing aims at not only to broaden the literature of international case studies, but also to deepen the view on the circulation of knowledge, importation of knowledge, standardization in each region, role of international institutions, and so force, through Asian perspectives on the history of computing. The editors invite original, scholarly treatments of the history of computing that critically examine historical case studies in Asian computing. Submissions could take any number of approaches, including: -        Broad historical perspectives on the development of computing in Asian contexts -        Historical case studies of particular technological developments -        A

Call for Participants in a Research Group on Science, Civic Legitimacy, and Local Knowledge

Call for Participants in a Research Group on Science, Civic Legitimacy, and Local Knowledge The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and the Israel Association for History and Philosophy of Science are pleased to announce a new research group in the field of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) on scientific practices, their legitimacy among various publics, and the making of local knowledge. In recent decades, public discussion of scientific and technological domains has undergone a deep democratization process. Experts' authority to adjudicate controversial questions has eroded, while non-experts' legitimacy of participating in scientific debates and decision-making processes has grown. Following these trends, research on sites of production of knowledge and technology has started examining the mutual relations between local non-expert knowledge and credited formal knowledge, as well as scientific consensus f

JOB: Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds

Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds ** Closing Date: 21 August 2013 ** 50% of Full Time Equivalent, Fixed Term from September 2013 to 31 August 2014 The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science is seeking to make an appointment for a Lecturer in Philosophy of Science from September 2013, with a preference for a candidate with an expertise in philosophy of physics. You will be an active researcher able to articulate, develop and enhance connections to existing research strengths in Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) within the School of PRHS. You will be developing a publication profile that will enhance the School’s research culture and enhance its international research profile and will also have an ability to contribute to a range of research-led teaching in both Philosophy and HPS. You will take on appropriate teaching responsibilities, following discussion with the Head of School or the relevant Deputy Head of School

Lawrence C. McHenry: An Award for the History of Neurology

http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=6 Lawrence C. McHenry: An Award for the History of Neurology   This award recognizes excellence in research in the history of neurology. Submission evaluation is based primarily on the originality of the work and the clarity with which ideas are expressed. Presentation Recipient is expected to present the selected paper during the history of neurology scientific session at the 66th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. Recipient will receive: › Certificate of recognition › Complimentary registration for 66th Annual Meeting › Recognition at 2014 Awards Luncheon at 66th Annual Meeting Eligibility Manuscript must be submitted to the Neurology journal for review and should follow publication criteria Application Procedure Applicants should submit one complete set of the following materials: › Completed application form › Typed, double-spaced copy of the comp

H-Net Review Publication: Kantor on Biggs, 'Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta'

David Biggs.   Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta.   Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series. Seattle   University of Washington Press, 2010.   Illustrations. xviii + 300 pp.   $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99067-5. Reviewed by Michael Kantor Published on H-HistGeog (August, 2013) Commissioned by Robert M. Wilson Making and Remaking a Hydraulic Bureaucracy In _Quagmire_, David Biggs describes an apparently endless process of dredging, filling, diking, draining, and cultivating in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Biggs argues that these processes both produce and are produced by acts of nation building, imperialism, war making, and market expansion. While these are potentially heady subjects, Biggs never strays far from the ground, or at least observations of the ground, in the form of aerial photos, maps, surveys, and land use documents. And while Biggs discusses presidential cabinet meetings and war room strategy, his environmental history alway