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Job Announcement: Professorship in History of Science, Regensburg, Germany

The Department of Philosophy, Art History, History and Social Sciences at the University of Regensburg, Germany, seeks applications for a Professorship in History of Science, based at the Institute of Philosophy. The appointment will be tenured and paid according to W2 on the German pay grade. The successful candidate is expected to cover a wide range of topics in both teaching and research. In teaching he/she will be responsible for undergraduate and graduate courses, and is expected to cooperate with philosophers, historians and scientists. In research the focus should be on the history of the empirical natural sciences. Interdisciplinary cooperation is expected. Teaching is expected to be in German. Entrance qualifications are set by legal requirements. They include a PhD, teaching experience, and additional scholarly achievements (e.g. Habilitation or second book). The University of Regensburg values equity and inclusivity and strongly encourages the a

Job: Birkbeck post-doc. 'Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences c. 1950-1990'

Birkbeck University of London Post Doctoral Research Assistant, three year contract, starting 1 October 2014 Birkbeck University of London, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology We are seeking to appoint a Post Doctoral Research Assistant to work on a Wellcome-funded project, entitled 'Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences c. 1950-1990'. This project asks why 'brainwashing' erupted into public consciousness in the postwar period and investigates where such practices, and cultural fears led. Visions of unconscious suggestibility are older, but 'brainwashing' debates, after 1950, profoundly affected the way we understand the psychic lives of individuals and 'mass psychology', and the role of states, and commerce. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for a designated research area (and publication) within the broad framework described above, and will be en


Registration is now open for EAMHMS Congress biennial meeting: London 4-6 th September 2014 The European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences Congress (EAMHMS) biennial meeting will be held in London from 4-5 September 2014, jointly hosted between the Science Museum, the Royal College of Surgeons (Hunterian Museum) & the Wellcome Collection. We have an exciting program and are looking forward to welcoming you to London. To find out more information about the conference program*, registration form and how to register visit:  http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/conferences/eamhms_meeting_2014 Registration fees are as follows: ·        Member £130 ·        Non-Member £150 The conference fee covers refreshments, Thursday evening’s buffet dinner and lunch on Friday.  There is an additional fee of £60 for the conference dinner hosted at the Royal College of Surgeons on the Friday night. EA

CFP: Natural magic, natural history and the emergence of experimental science

The Journal SOCIETATE ȘI POLITICĂ (Society and Politics) is searching   for articles and book reviews for its Autumn 2014 issue. This issue will   focus on: Natural magic, natural history and the emergence of experimental science We invite contributions investigating different aspects of the   interrelations between early modern natural magic, natural history,   experimental practices or experimental natural philosophy. We aim to put   together a volume picturing a diversity of approaches and methodologies,   and featuring papers coming from history of philosophy, history of   science and intellectual history. SOCIETATE ȘI POLITICĂ (Society and Politics) is a peer-reviewed   scholarly journal published by “Vasile Goldiș” Western University of   Arad, Romania. See http://socpol.uvvg.ro/ . Papers no longer than 8.000   words, or book reviews no longer than 800 words, should be submitted by   email to Dana Jalobeanu, dana.jalobeanu@celfis.ro and Oana Matei,   oanamatei

CfP Reminder: Bodies Beyond Borders. The Circulation of Anatomical Knowledge, 1750-1950

Reminder for the conference on the history of anatomy to take place in Leuven, Belgium in January 2015. Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 1 June 2014 . Call for Papers: Bodies Beyond Borders. The Circulation of Anatomical Knowledge, 1750-1950 Leuven, 7-9 January 2015 Read the original CFP on H-Sci-Med-Tech Paper proposals must be submitted by 1 June 2014. Please send a 300-word abstract to pieter.huistra@arts.kuleuven.be Notification of acceptance: early July, 2014. Conference website: Bodies Beyond Borders