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Deadline approaching: 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 Au

Metascience -new issue 22.3 alert

We are pleased to announce the publication of issue 22.3 of Metascience. Editors: Stathis Psillos & Theodore Arabatzis http://www.springerlink.com/content/h4604v8l2577/ In this issue: Book Symposia Historical and philosophical perspectives on quantum chemistry Kostas Gavroglu, Ana Simões: Neither physics nor chemistry: A history of quantum chemistry Symposiasts: Hasok Chang, Jeremiah James, Paul Needham, Kostas Gavroglu & Ana Simões Causes as powers Stephen Mumford, Rani Lill Anjum: Getting causes from powers Symposiasts: Jennifer McKitrick, Anna Marmodoro, Stephen Mumford & Rani Lill Anjum Survey Review The history of science in the thought of Herbert Butterfield C. Thomas McIntire: Herbert Butterfield: Historian as dissenter Michael Bentley: The life and thought of Herbert Butterfield: History, science and God Kenneth B. McIntyre: Herbert Butterfield: History, providence, and skeptical politics Reviewer: Keith C. Sewell Essay Rev

New DHST commission History and Philosophy of Computing

We are happy to announce the new commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing of the Division for the History of Science and Technology. For more information on HaPoC please do have a look at our new website:      www.hapoc.org We are convinced that this website should really be the dynamic result of the HaPoC community and, for this purpose, anyone interested to contribute to the website can create an account at the website. This account will allow you to post new publications, events, comments etc.   You can create an account here:      http://www.hapoc.org/user/register Membership to the new commission is free. If you are interested in HaPoC-related topics, please feel free to become a member by filling out the following form:      http://www.hapoc.org/membership If you would have any more questions, suggestions, ideas, etc please do not hesitate to contact us at hapoc@info.org , my very best wishes, on behalf of the HaPoC council


A workshop on physical and mental health of working life since 1850 will be held at the University of Exeter, Centre for Medical History on 13-14 April 2014.  The numbers of participants will be limited to contributors and invited participants. If you wish to present a paper or report of work in progress please email Joseph Melling, workshop organizer J.L.Melling@exeter.ac.uk Joseph Melling

Reminder: Newton's Principia conference, 11-13 December

A reminder of the Newton conference taking place at the Royal Society on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. Please note that the opening time for Wednesday registration has been moved back from 1:00pm to 1:30pm. 'A great variety of admirable discoverys': Newton's Principia in the Age of Enlightenment Wednesday 11 December – Friday 13 December 2013 The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London Full programme and registration available at http://royalsociety.org/events/2013/newtons-principia/ This conference commemorates the 300th anniversary of the second edition of Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica (1713), one of the key texts in the history of science. This was no hasty redrafting of the first edition (1687), but a substantially rewritten volume that provided firmer evidence for Newton’s claims about tides, cometary orbits, lunar motion and universal gravitation. Newton brought together new experimental an