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Postgraduate Funding for HSTM and Science Communication at University of Kent

The School of History at the University of Kent is pleased to announcement details of scholarships available for MA, MSc and PhD students (UK, EU and overseas), including in history of science, technology, medicine and environment and science communication. Details of the various schemes are available online, along with details of staff working in these areas . The funding includes fully-funded Masters and PhD scholarships, one of which is attached to a PhD project to be supervised by Rebekah Higgitt on “ Science, Government and Reputation: The Role of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in the 20th Century ”. In addition there are two Masters scholarships of £2500 available only to students doing the MA in History of Science, Medicine, Environment & Technology or the MSc in Science, Communication & Society . Dr Rebekah Higgitt | Lecturer in History of Science School of History | Rutherford College (N4.E5) | University of Kent  | Canterbury | Kent KT2

CFP: The Tree of Knowledge: Theories of Sciences and Arts in Central Europe, Warsaw, 28-29 May 2015

The Tree of Knowledge: Theories of Sciences and Arts in Central Europe, 1400−1700 Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland Date: 28 th –29 th May 2015 Call for Papers We invite submissions for papers to be given at the forthcoming seminar on theories of knowledge in late medieval and early modern Central European sources.   The seminar is open to all scholars working in the field of early modern intellectual history, or related disciplines such as history of philosophy or theology, but contributions from younger scholars (doctoral candidates and post-doctoral fellows) are particularly invited.   It seeks to investigate the way in which new currents of reflection on epistemology, the structure of knowledge, and the relations between arts and sciences impacted the intellectual culture of Central Europe on a variety of different levels: from philosophy of knowledge and theoretical reflection, through pedagogical organisation and methodology – the reform

Russian history of medicine

For those interested in the history of medicine in Russia, the US National Library of Medicine has thousands of historical items in Russian, and we undertook a project to catalog as many of them as we could in the 2000s (see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/russian_holdings_cataloged.html ). A good way to find them quickly in our online catalog, http://locatorplus.gov , is by performing a key-word search using the string HMDRUS. You will get over 5,000 results, the huge majority of them dating before 1917. Michael North, northm@mail.nih.gov Head, Rare Books and Early Manuscripts History of Medicine Division National Library of Medicine Bethesda, MD 20894 Tel. (301) 496-9204 * Fax (301) 402-0872 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd

Conference on Explaining and Explaining Away in Science and Religion

Conference title: Explaining and Explaining Away in Science and Religion Location: Belfast, N. Ireland Dates: 8-9 January, 2015 Overview In discussions about the relationship between science and religion, it is sometimes argued that scientific explanations remove or undermine the need for religious explanations. Although such explanations might be logically compatible, the claim is that there is no need for two explanations when one will do. Given Occam's razor and the success of science, it is claimed that religious explanations are no longer needed for features of the world around us. Is this correct? Has science 'explained away' the need for religion? This conference will address this issue by exploring topics such as:   •     what are the similarities and differences between scientific and religious explanations? •     can science explain away religious beliefs? •     can religious explanations complement scientific explanations? •     c

HYLE 20-1, "General Lessons from Philosophy of Chemistry"

HYLE: International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry Volume 20, Number 1, 2014 http://www.hyle.org/journal/issues/20-1/ Special Issue on the Occasion of HYLE's 20th Anniversary: "General Lessons from Philosophy of Chemistry" Joachim Schummer (Editor): "Editorial", pp. 1-9 Jaap van Brakel (University of Leuven) "Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Chemistry", pp. 11-57 Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (University of Paris 1) "Philosophy of Chemistry or Philosophy with Chemistry", pp. 59-76 Rom Harré (University of Oxford) "New Tools for Philosophy of Chemistry", pp. 77-91 Pierre Laszlo (Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau & University of Liège) "Chemistry, Knowledge Through Actions?", pp. 93-116 Mi Gyung Kim (North Carolina State University) "Stabilizing Chemical Reality: The Analytic-Synthetic Ideal of Chemical Species", pp. 117-139 Jean-Pierre Llored (University of