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Maó (Menorca), 15-17 May 2015 Organized by: José Ramón Bertomeu Sánchez and Ximo Guillem-Llobat CALL FOR PAPERS LIVING IN A TOXIC WORLD  (1800-2000):  EXPERTS, ACTIVISM, INDUSTRY AND REGULATION In recent decades, studies on experts and environmental history have become blooming areas of research placed at the crossroad of many academic traditions including history of science, technology and medicine. Studies on expertise and experience were once dubbed as the “third wave of science studies” (Collins and Evans, 2003). Numerous workshops and meetings have been organized around the problems of legitimation, authority, credibility and extension of expert knowledge in different social and cultural environments: criminal investigation departments, patent and tort litigation, advisory committees, think tanks, international organizations, industry, etc. A large number of papers, collective publications and monographs have been published on these topics during the last decade from a broad varie

IEEE History Center

fter 24 years, the IEEE History Center has relocated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA to the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, which will become the new strategic partner for IEEE in the history area. The mission of the IEEE History Center is to preserve, research and promote the history of electrical, electronic and informational sciences and technologies. The Center maintains many resources for the historian of science or technology, for the educator, and for anyone interested in the development of electrical and computer sciences and engineering and their role in modern society.  The Center is sponsored by IEEE, the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Stevens Institute of Technology  is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovat

Annual Meeting of the Digital HPS Consortium in Nancy

The Annual Meeting of the Digital HPS Consortium in Nancy, France is fast approaching: September 1-3. On behalf of the local organizing committee, I encourage you to consider attending this event, and sharing with other participants your knowledge and skills in digital HPS. Communications on new tools and technologies, collaborative projects, training, standards, and funding sources are especially welcome, as well as overviews of work-in-progress. Please direct questions about the meeting to scott.walter@univ-lorraine.fr. What follows is a brief how-to list: 1. Registration Meeting registration is quite simple: just direct your browser to the URL: http://dhps2014.sciencesconf.org/registration and fill in the online form with your particulars. 2. Meeting schedule and location The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. on 1 September, and end at 6:00 p.m. on 3 September. The conference site is the Maison des Sciences de l'homme Lorraine, 91 avenue de la libération, 3rd floor. 3. Lodging Sev

SHOT three minute video contest for PhD students and recent graduates: first prize now includes travel expenses

Thanks to the generosity of a SHOT member, we are pleased to announce that the winner of the SHOT 3-minute video contest will now receive airfare, registration, accommodations and a banquet ticket for any SHOT meeting of their choice, and that includes the 2016 meeting in Singapore! “Pitch” your dissertation topic in an accessible and entertaining three minute video and win travel expenses, registration, accommodations, and a banquet ticket for a SHOT meeting of your choice. We warmly welcome submissions from graduate students and recent graduates in all fields whose work engages with technology and has a historical dimension. If you are interested in STS, the histories of technology, science, medicine, or material culture, we'd love to see your video.  All entrants wi ll have their videos featured on SHOT’s Vimeo channel and the best ten will be featured on Technology’s Stories. Deadline for submissions is August 1. Please see http://www.historyoftechnology.org/tech_stories/video_

Registration open - 'The "Artificial" and the "Natural" in the Life Sciences, c. 1850-1950', Exeter 26-27 June

As co-organisers of a planned workshop entitled 'The "Artificial" and the "Natural" in the Life Sciences, c. 1850-1950', to be held at Byrne House at the University of Exeter, we are pleased to announce that registration for this event is open. The event will take place from Thursday 26th to Friday 27th June 2014. The event is generously supported by Egenis, the University's Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, the British Society for the History of Science and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science. Details of this are on the workshop website located at: http://exeter2014.wordpress.com The conference programme (also available on the website) includes three plenary talks by the following invited speakers: Helen Curry (University of Cambridge), Jon Hodge (University of Leeds), and Joeri Witteveen (Universiteit Utrecht). There are multiple contributed papers including: ‘Cellular Utopias: Protoplasm and Early Twentieth-Century Sy

2ª Circular XII Congreso - Ampliación Plazo Matrícula Reducida

Os adjuntamos la 2ª Circular del XII Congreso de la SEHCYT, en la que se recoge nueva información relacionada con las 18 Sesiones monográficas y temáticas programadas, las inscripciones, la composición del Comité Científico, la relación de instituciones colaboradoras, los textos definitivos de las comunicaciones, los diferentes plazos, etc. En especial, debe destacarse que, para facilitar que los congresistas puedan inscribirse beneficiándose de una matrícula reducida, el Comité Organizador ha considerado conveniente ampliar el plazo para ingresar estas cuotas hasta el 20 de junio. Sin otro particular, recibid un afectuoso saludo. 2ª CIRCULAR Todas las guerras constituyen tragedias individuales y desastres colectivos que afectan al desarrollo de los pueblos. Sin embargo, a lo largo de este año 2014 pueden conmemorarse, en el sentido orteguiano de “recuerdo con vistas al futuro”, los centenarios de diversos conflictos bélicos que dan pie a una muy fecunda reflexión histórica desde el pu

Escuela de Verano sobre Historia de la Física

Les envío el Programa de la Escuela de Verano sobre Historia de la Física en su versión prácticamente definitiva. En estos momentos todavía se dispone de algunas plazas, razón por la que les animamos a participar. Además del programa académico, es un buen momento para intercambiar opiniones en un ambiente que esperamos sea especialmente agradable dadas las características del centro donde tendrán lugar, cuya página web recomendamos visitar (https://rsef.es/noticias-de-la-rsef/item/438-escuela-de-verano-sobre-historia-de-la-f%C3%ADsica) Reciban un cordial saludo, José María Pastor Secretario General RSEF ======================== Itziar Serrano Pons Administración RSEF Tel. 91-394 43.50 Real Sociedad Española de Física Facultad de Ciencias Físicas-UCM 28040 MADRID Correo electrónico: revista.de.fisica@rsef.es Fax. 91- 394 4162 ========================

Fellowship Berlin Amsterdam (3 Months in 2015)

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe; Director: Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage programme; contact: drs. Suzanne Maarschalkerweerd, programme manager C&R) announces      one fellowship for three months      between January 1 and December 31, 2015. The tenure of the fellowship is to be divided between the two institutes: the first and third months will be spent at the MPIWG, the second month at the UvA (“Ateliergebouw”). The fellow will be offered research facilities at both institutions. Outstanding junior and senior scholars (including those on sabbatical leave from their home institutions) are invited to apply. Candidates should hold a doctorate or should be engaged with research in the history of science and technology, in the history of art

Jobs: Curatorial positions at Science Museum, London

ASSISTANT CURATOR, TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING Salary: £18,618-£21,903 pa depending on knowledge & skills Job Type: Full Time - Permanent The Assistant Curator will support the Technology and Engineering team's work on exhibitions, collections and research. The role balances object research work, contributing to a range of outputs including galleries, publications, web, presentations and broadcast, with administrative curatorial tasks. Previous collections experience, including handling and assessing objects, documentation and cataloguing would be advantageous but not essential. This is a particularly exciting time to join the team, nearing completion of a major new gallery, 'Information Age'. Application Deadline: 22/06/2014 23:59 Interviews will be held on 7 and 8 July 2014. Candidates should be available to take up the post by August/September 2014. For a detailed job description and application information please visit: https://vacancies.nmsi.ac.uk/Vacancy

Publicación Vol 66, No 1 (2014) Asclepio

Acaba de publicarse el Vol 66, No 1 (2014) de Asclepio.   Puede consultarse en: http://asclepio.revistas.csic.es/index.php/asclepio/issue/current Saludos cordiales. Ricardo Campos. Seceretario de Redacción