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Max Planck Prince of Asturia Mobility Programme

Max Planck Prince of Asturia Mobility Programme The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft was presented with the Prince of Asturias Award in recognition ofits international cooperation on October 25, 2013 in Oviedo, Spain. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is doubling the ? 50,000 prize money to establish a grant programme to fund research residencies for Spanish doctoral students and postdocs at a Max Planck Institute of their choice. This enables doctoral students from Spain to undertake a research residency of up to four weeks a year and postdocs for up to eight weeks a year at a Max Planck Institute starting September 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. Qualifications Doctoral students and postdocs in Spain must have a proven scientific track record and must not be older than 30 or 35 years of age, respectively. In order for a research residency to be worthwhile for doctoral students, they should have at least started the second year of their doctorate. The junior scientists will be in

Faculty position at Cambridge

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND SELWYN COLLEGE University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science (JN02015)   Salary: £37,756 to £47,787 pa Applications are invited for a permanent University Lectureship in the Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science, to start on 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. This post is part of the Trinity Scheme for Joint Lectureships and will be held in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) in conjunction with a Fellowship at Selwyn College. Responsibilities will include contributing to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervising and examining, leading research in the philosophy of psychology or cognitive science, and various administrative duties for the Department and the College. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and have an outstanding record of

Embattled Heavens. The Militarization of Space in Science, Fiction, and Politics Freie Universität Berlin, 10–12 April 2014

For much of the twentieth century, outer space has been envisioned as not only a site of heavenly utopias, but also the ultimate battlefield. Concentrating on weapons, warfare and violence, this conference explores the military dimensions of astroculture in the period between 1942 and 1990. By highlighting the militarization of extraterrestrial frontiers and conquest in politics and popular culture alike, 'Embattled Heavens' addresses the complex processes that oscillate between peaceful and aggressive characteristics of human endeavors in outer space. While the Space Age is usually associated with Cold War history, this conference complicates established narratives by integrating Western European and global perspectives. Examining astropolitics, technoscientific practices and science fiction, our goal is to reconceptualize the history of outer space with a view towards its military dimensions. Conference speakers include David Edgerton (King's College London), Bernd Greine

International Symposium: Bolzano in Prague, July 2014

Bolzano in Prague 2014: An International Symposium on the Life and Work of Bernard Bolzano 16 th – 19 th July, 2014, Prague  Bolzano made outstanding contributions especially to logic, philosophy and mathematics, but also to a wide range of other topics such as physics, aesthetics, politics, ethics and theology.  See: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/bolzano/ The meeting offers a broad range of ways of contributing and we anticipate contributions from many of the leading Bolzano scholars. We encourage participation from interested research students (including masters students). For details of the meeting, and the Call for Papers see: http://bolzano2014.wordpress.com/

REMINDER - Symposium: "Nurturing Genetics", Leeds, 29 June-2 July 2014

NURTURING GENETICS: REFLECTIONS ON A CENTURY OF SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL CHANGE An international and interdisciplinary symposium University of Leeds, 30 June-2 July 2014 To mark both the upcoming centenary of The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity (1915) by T. H. Morgan et al. and the completion of the Leeds-based Genetics Pedagogies Project, which has developed and trialled a de-Mendelized genetics curriculum, the Project team is hosting a three-day symposium on a century of change in and out of genetics, featuring talks from scholars across the disciplines.  In keeping with the ambitions of the project, gene-environment interaction and its complexities will be in the foreground throughout. The symposium will take place at Devonshire Hall, near the University of Leeds campus, from the afternoon of Monday 30 June to the morning of Wednesday 2 July 2014.  The opening keynote address will be given by Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT).  The full programme is appended be