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CfA Visiting Research Fellow

The Reluctant Internationalists project is now accepting applications for its 2015 summer research fellowship. The Reluctant Internationalists is a four year Wellcome Trust-funded project, run by Dr Jessica Reinisch at Birkbeck College, University of London, with a team of four full-time researchers. Each summer term we invite a Visiting Research Fellow to join the project team. Fellowships are open to academic researchers working on any aspect of the history of internationalism or international organisations in the twentieth century. The Fellow will be entitled to £1,300 per month for a maximum of three months. The Fellow will be expected to collaborate with the Reluctant Internationalists team by taking part in our reading group and project meetings, and by helping us to organise a seminar, lecture or other public or outreach event. The Fellow will be a member of the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology for the duration of their stay, and will have acc

Científicos sociales entre los más citados de todos los tiempos

A pesar del infame factor de impacto (increíblemente, todavía popular entre nuestra comunidad médica) siempre he sido defensor del análisis de citas como herramienta objetiva de evaluación, especialmente en un país donde los comités dedicados al tema son tan honrados y honestos como muchos concejales de urbanismo. Sin embargo, una de las críticas frecuentes derivaba de su supuesta incapacidad para evaluar los resultados de los científicos sociales en general y de los libros como objeto de comunicación de resultados de investigación en particular. Desde hace varios años he venido trabajando con Google Scholar, una fuente alternativa a las bases de datos de citas tradicionales como WoS y Scopus y ahora dispongo de evidencia para indicar que ese supuesto sesgo de la bibliometría no es sino resultado de una muy incompleta y sesgada cobertura de las citadas fuentes usadas hasta ahora. Acabo de publicar un ranking de los científicos más citados (de todos los tiempos) de acue

Keeper of Medicine at The Science Museum, London

'The new Keeper of Medicine will be required to provide strategic direction and effective leadership to the Medicine curatorial group within the Collections Department, leading and motivating   a high-performing curatorial team that delivers world-class curatorial practice, research and exhibition content. They will also act as Lead Curator for the Medicine Galleries Project and be instrumental in driving and delivering the Museum’s aspirations through this project, to reset the bar nationally and internationally, creating engaging displays and participative experiences for audiences as they reveal the stories of these unparalleled collections'. This post was   the 'Principal Curator of Medicine' until the 2012 restructure. It is good to see it being re-established.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in History, transnational environmental history

The Department of History & Politics at Drexel University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in History, beginning September 1, 2015.  The area of this position is transnational environmental history, with a preference for focus in non-US settings. Relevant specializations may include (but are not limited to) histories of ecology and related natural or life sciences, energy and economy, infrastructure, environmental health and justice, and environmental policy history. The candidate should have their Ph.D. requirements completed by September 1, 2015. The present hire supports the Drexel University initiative to expand research in energy and sustainability and it continues the process of building a transnational research focus in History. The successful candidate's responsibilities will include teaching, research, and service, and candidates will also be expected to contribute to the Department's current and future un

Call for manuscripts – new book series Cultural Dynamics of Science

The new series Cultural Dynamics of Science (CDS) at Brill aims to contribute to on-going efforts in the history of science to understand the relations between the production, communication, consumption and use of knowledge without having recourse to the traditional equation of popularization with notions such as 'diffusion' and 'simplification'.   The same goes for the distinctions they imply between expert knowledge and practices, on one side, and lay communities and understanding on the other. Focused on the modern period, from the Enlightenment to the present, CDS intends instead to consider the various ways in which interaction, exchange and struggle for scientific authority among the different actors involved has historically fed the productive circulation of knowledge. Sensitivity to specific contexts, epistemologies, spaces and networks, in which material production merges with knowledge production, is therefore paramount. CDS also aims to contribute to r