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Call for Abstracts: An Open World - Science, Technology and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr's Thoughts

Conference: 'An Open World: Science, Technology and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr's Thoughts' University of Copenhagen, 4-6 December 2013. We invite abstracts on the societal-political challenges posed by emerging science and technology, the role of open knowledge in handling these, and procedures for interfaces between science and politics. As part of the 2013 centennial of Niels Bohr's seminal articles on the atom, the University of Copenhagen hosts this ambitious international conference with prominent speakers from academe and policy to 'update' Bohr's 1950 'Open Letter to the UN'. Plenary and parallel sessions run under four headings: * Military Technologies of Tomorrow * Global Threats and Possibilities * Politics and Economics with New Technologies: Openness? * Scientists and Politics The first two cover new challenges produced by radical breakthroughs in science and technology - first

D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia Fellowships & Grants 2013-2014

D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia Fellowships & Grants 2013-2014 http://www.dkimfoundation.org/fellowships.html The Foundation provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century, regardless of their nationality, origins, or gender. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome. English is the official language of the Foundation. All application materials (including sample chapters, papers or essays) should be written in English. All publications, workshops, and meetings that the Foundation supports use English only. Fellowships The deadline for the receipt of fellowship applications is December 15, 2013. Successful recipients will be

CFP: Automotive History Conference

AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS   The Society of Automotive Historians is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at its Tenth Biennial Automotive History Conference to be held in Palo Alto, California, USA, from April 10 through 12, 2014.The conference will be co-sponsored by the Revs Automotive Research Program at Stanford University and will take place at the Vail Automotive Innovation Facility on the Stanford campus. The conference theme is *“The Evolution of Automotive Technology” *and will focus on the continuing development of the motor vehicle and its process of manufacture over a 120-year history.Although considered by many to have reached a plateau a half-century ago, the industry and its products seem in recent years to have entered a new phase of creative development addressing again issues once thought resolved and responding to new economic, social, and environmental conditions through fundamental research. Paper

Vacancies at Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is in a period of change, renewal and transformation and this is an exciting opportunity to join and assist in building its reputation as an outstanding national museum of science and industry. For full details of the following vacancies see http://www.mosi.org.uk/about-us/vacancies.aspx . Closing date for applications: Monday 26 August 2013, 23:59pm. All enquiries to recruitment@mosi.org.uk . Curator of Science & Technology As Curator of Science & Technology, your main role will be to develop exhibitions, galleries, publications, and other outputs in the fields of historical and contemporary science, technology and culture. Based in the Curatorial team and working on projects across the museum, you must be able to research and deliver outputs engaging with a variety of audiences. You will also work with our Development team to ensure that funding is secured for projects. We are looking for an individual who has exp