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Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) is looking for an early career scholar in Science and Technology Studies, who works in the area of “techno-science and expert cultures.” We invite scholars whose work draws on anthropology, communication, history, media studies, philosophy, or sociology to bring an empirical and critical perspective to this theme. Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. HMC’s membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 m

Wiener conference

Dear Friends, As many of you know, 2014 is the year of 120th anniversary of the birth of Norbert Wiener, father of cybernetics, and 50th anniversary of his death (and 100th anniversary of his first interval-related paper). To commemorate this anniversary, IEEE, the world's largest engineering society, organizes a conference "Driving Technology's Future: Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century", in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 24-26, 2013; see http://21stcenturywiener.org/ for the details about the conference. Since Wiener's work encompassed many aspects of science, technology, and medical applications, this conference may be of interest to many people on this list. Submissions are organized in two stages: first, the authors submit a short abstract by January 31, 2014. Authors of submitted abstracts will received useful referees' feedback, and by using this feedback, authors should submit full papers by March 1, 2014. Detailed instructions fo

Making Scientific Capacity in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

@CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 13 June 2014 - 14 June 2014 Convened by Ruth J. Prince, Noémi Tousignant, Branwyn Poleykett, Henrietta Moore and P. Wenzel Geissler The organisers invite abstracts of 500 words and an author biography (incl. institutional affiliation) of 150 words. Those and any inquiries should be submitted via email to capacityinafrica@gmail.com by 31 March 2014. Large-scale initiatives by key institutions that support scientific work in Africa, like Wellcome Trust, Royal Society, DFID, and Gates and Rockefeller Foundation aim at, or require as an integrated component, the reinforcement of institutional, academic and individual scientific capacity – notably in fields like medicine and agriculture. Capacity is a goal shared by a diversity of African actors and their collaborators across disciplines. As a pragmatic strategy to improve wellbeing, an ethical commitment to fair and sustainable collaborations, or a political project to reverse long hi

Reminder: CFP on the History of Recent Social Science

CALL FOR PAPERS FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF RECENT SOCIAL SCIENCE (HISRESS) École normale supérieure de Cachan, France 13-14 June 2014 This two-day conference will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, history, international relations, law and linguistics. We are especially eager to receive submissions that treat themes, topics, and events that span the history of individual disciplines. The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences. A number of monographs, edited collections, special journal issues, and gat

Reminder, Applications due Feb 15: 2014–2015 Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, & Industry

Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry 2014–2015 Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, & Industry The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for short-term and long-term fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry. Short-term fellows are particularly meant to use the collections, while long-term fellows' work must help to support the mission of the institution and fit with collections more generally. The research collections at CHF range chronologically from the fifteenth century to the present and include 6,000 rare books, significant archival holdings, thousands of images, and a large artifact and fine arts collection, supported by over 100,000 reference volumes and journals. Within the collections there are many areas of special strength, including: alchemy, mining & metallurgy, dyeing