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2014-2015 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants

Research Opportunities at the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 The Lemelson Center Fellowship and Travel Award programs support projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, theses, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products. The programs provide access to the expertise of the Institution's research staff and the vast invention and technology collections of the National Museum of American History (NMAH).   The NMAH Archives Center documents both individuals and firms across a range of time periods and subject areas.   Representative collections include the Western Union Telegraph Company Records, ca. 1840-1994 and the Earl S. Tupper Papers, documenting Tupper, and his invention, Tupperware.   In addition,

2nd CFP: The Promises of Science. Historical Perspectives

Dear Colleagues, We invite contributions of individual papers to join us in the workshop  “The Promises of Science. Historical Perspectives” , to be held in San Sebastian/Donostia (Spain) on 7—9 April, 2014. The workshop will gather historians, philosophers and sociologists of science in the task to analyse the category of “promise” as a historiographical tool to help us understand past and present ideas of science. More information on:  http://www.ehu.es/en/web/promises-of-science/home Abstracts of 500 words aprox. are welcome until December 15 th  2013 to the following e-mail address:  jaume.navarro@ehu.es Keynote Speakers: Jon Agar (University College London); Peter Bowler (Queen’s University, Belfast); Arantza Etxeberria & Antonio Casado da Rocha (University of the Basque Country); Shaul Katzir (University of Tel Aviv); Harro van Lente (University of Utrecht); Thomas Mormann (University of the Basque Country); Annette Mülberger (Universitat

2nd Barcelona-Urbino Meeting on History and Philosophy of Science

Venue: Seminari de Filosofia, Faculty of Philosophy, Universitat de Barcelona, c/Montalegre 4-6 Organizers: Jose Díez (UB) & Albert Solé (UAB-UB) Thursday 21 November 2013 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 10:00-11:30 Aldo Filomeno (UAB): "Simple behavior from complex micro-level dynamics:  the cases of statistical mechanics and population ecology" Discussant: Claudio Calosi (Urbino) 11:30-12:00 Coffee break 12:00-13:30 Romina Zuppone (UB): "The Experimenter ́s Regress and the  Autonomy of Experimentation Thesis" Discussant: Massimo Sangoi (Urbino) 13:30-15:30 Lunch 15:30-17:00 Adán Sus (U. de Valladolid): “Evidence of Dark Matter andModified Theories of Gravity” Discussant: Giovanni Macchia (Western Ontario) 17:00-17:30 Coffee break 17:30-19:00 Marc Artiga (LOGOS-UB – U. de Girona): “Assessing the Modal Theory  of Biological Function” Discussant: Vincenzo Fano (Urbino)

PhD studentships at St Andrews

Please see our announcement of several funded PhD studentships at St Andrews. Note the early deadline… http://standrewsschoolofhistory.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/st-andrews-history-phd-places-with-funding-10-january-deadline/ Best wishes, Aileen. ----------------- Dr Aileen Fyfe, FHEA, MYAS Reader in Modern British History School of History University of St Andrews St Katharine's Lodge The Scores St Andrews KY16 9AR Tel. +44(0)1334 462996 http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/staff/aileenfyfe.htm https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/philosophicaltransactions/

FCWSRC 2014-2015 Research Associate Program Call for Applications in Intersectionalities in Feminist Science and Technology Studies

We welcome applications from colleagues worldwide for 2014-2015 Associateships in one of three categories: Research Associateship: Colleagues with faculty status at institutions of higher learning are invited to apply. Graduate Associateship in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Graduate students at the dissertation stage of their PhD with a research foci in Feminist Science and Technology Studies. This associateship provides opportunities to participate in Five College faculty seminars and workshops. Alumnae Associateship: In the spirit of long-term collaboration between Research Associates and Five College Faculty, this Associateship is awarded to alumnae of the FCWSRC who propose 1) a joint research or teaching project with one or more colleagues located in the Five Colleges to be initiated in 2014-2015 or 2) the continuation of an established research or teaching project in 2014-2015 with one or more colleagues located in the Five Colleges. Applicants shou