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London ancient science conference

This is a call for papers for the 9 th London Ancient Science conference. The 9th London Ancient Science Conference will be held at The Institute of Classical Studies, London from Monday 16th February to Tuesday 17th February 2015.. Papers are welcome on all aspects of ancient science, philosophical, historical, technical, social. Papers are welcomed on science in all ancient cultures. Papers are welcome from PG students as well as academics. Papers are usually 20-30 minutes but may be shorter or longer by arrangement with the organiser. If you would like to give a paper, please contact Prof. Andrew Gregory ( andrew.gregory@ucl.ac.uk ) There is a website for the conference at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/silva/sts/staff/gregory/lasc This has links to the paper titles and abstracts of previous conferences.

New/underused archival material for historians of medicine

We are happy to introduce the first issue of Archive Magpie , our monthly feature on new/newly available/underused archival material for  historians of medicine or researchers in the medical humanities: http://remedianetwork.net/2014/10/16/archive-magpie/ If you're a librarian or archivist with material which you would like to see reach a wider audience (either new acquisitions, newly available sources or underused material),  REMEDIA  would be thrilled to receive submissions via email  by the 10th of each month  to  remedianetwork@gmail.com . Please include the following information:  Name of institution Name of collection Link to catalogue record or finding aid Up to 4 keywords describing the material (i.e. Surgery, Public Health, Organ Transplantation, Hospitals, United States etc.)  Brief description of the material [3-4 sentences]

2015-16 Fellowships in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, & Industry at CHF--call for applications

Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry 2015-16 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, dyei

CFP: History and Philosophy of Technoscience

History and Philosophy of Technoscience www.pickeringchatto.com/technoscience Series Description There is a popular view that science discovers and technology applies, a view that is increasingly under threat. Technoscience refers to a growing number of fields such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology and climate studies where it is not possible to separate the scientific from the technological. This series addresses historical and philosophical issues surrounding technoscientific research and explores the rich and complex interconnection between science and technology, a connection that has been moulded by centuries of engagement with real-world problems. Published Titles Error and Uncertainty in Scientific Practice Experiments in Practice Philosophy, Computing and Information Science The next title, Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960–1990 , will be published in December. Send us a Proposal To discuss an idea for a single-authored monograph

CFP: Writing Fieldwork - A symposium on writing in (and about) the field

Writing Fieldwork: A symposium on writing in (and about) the field sciences Princeton University, April 24-25, 2015 A Call for Papers We invite contributions to a two-day symposium on fieldwork, its history, and the place of writing and texts within it, to be hosted by the Program in History of Science at Princeton University. Fieldwork and the field sciences have long been rich subjects for historical and reflexive scholarship. Academics have devoting considerable attention to theories of fieldwork as well as its practices, including the expedition, scientific collection, field measurement, and ethnographic observation. However, though we so often implicitly rely on field notes and travel narratives as archival and critical sources, attention to the act of writing itself is too often relegated to the background. Accordingly, we solicit presentations that critically examine the histories and practices of fieldwork and scientific travel, especially those that take up wri