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Technologies of Daily Life in Ancient Greece: second call for papers

Second Call for Papers: Technologies of Daily Life (TODL) in Ancient Greece Deadline: January 15 th 2015 Swansea University 2-3 July 2015 Organizers: Tracey Rihll (History and Classics, Swansea University), Evelien Bracke (History and Classics, Swansea University), Laurence Totelin (History and Archaeology, Cardiff University) The Ancient Greeks are renowned as creators of political, social and artistic inventions; for example, democracy, trial by jury, symposia, drama, realistic (mimetic) sculpture, and the classical architectural orders with columns, triangular pediments and tiled roofs. As the last examples make clear, the Greeks were creative with things as well as with concepts and ideas. The extraordinary achievements of the ancient Greeks were supported and enabled by technologies that they invented and then applied in daily life. For example, the Athenians used a machine called a kleroterion to select jurors randomly, and a sort of stopwatch to ensure plaintiffs

Mendel, Mendelism and the Mendelian: free special issue of STUDIES IN HPS C

With the 150th anniversary of Gregor Mendel's "Experiments in Plant Hybridization" looming, a new special issue of eight articles from STUDIES IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES on Mendel, Mendelism and the Mendelian -- plus a podcast recording of Jonathan Hodge introducing Mendel's paper in historical perspective -- is now available for free downloading at the journal's website: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-science-part-c-studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-biological-and-biomedical-sciences/virtual-special-issues/virtual-special-issue-mendel-mendelism-and-the-mendelian/ Also, there's still time to nominate articles for the 2015 Article Prize, for the best article published in the journal during the previous two years by an early career scholar.   Nominations should be sent by 31 December 2014 to Dr Dominic Berry, d.berry@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:d.berry@leeds.ac.uk >   For fu

CALL FOR PAPERS Translations of Medicine, History and Ethics

CALL FOR PAPERS Medicine, Translations and Histories 11-12 June 2015, University of Manchester, UK As a widely-circulated article in the Journal of the American Medical Association argued in 2008, the emerging field of Translational Medicine (TM) can be defined in two very different ways: first, the study of the specific ‘bench-to-bedside’ enterprise of harnessing knowledge from basic sciences to produce new drugs, devices and treatment options for patients; and secondly, the more general business of translating research into clinical practice, ensuring new treatments and research knowledge actually reach the patients or populations for whom they are intended.(1)   In policy, these two areas are mostly framed in terms of how new knowledge and practices can be developed and tested faster, and then how innovations can be disseminated more rapidly into practice.   To these two definitions of the problem of translation in medicine, we would add a third, unstated issue: wha

HSTM session at Science Communication Conference, Manchester, July?

The Science Communication Conference, an annual series organised by the British Science Association with the Wellcome Trust and attracting a largely practitioner audience, will be meeting in Manchester on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 June. Details at: http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/sci-comm-conference As the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine is soon to launch a taught Master's in Science Communication , which will be practice-focused but with close connections to local research work in HSTM and science policy studies, we thought this would be a good opportunity to propose a session about the interconnections in this area -- working title "What can history offer to science communication?" This is, of course, an area in which many historians in and around the UK community have experience, and we'd be pleased to hear from anyone who might like to contribute to this session. The format of the proposal will probably be informal discuss

NYU history of science postdoc

NYU GALLATIN SCHOOL POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN HISTORY OF SCIENCE - Call for Applications I wanted to spread the word that our history of science postdoc position has been renewed.  We’re accepting applications now, full info at this link:   http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52346   Please circulate this as would be useful.  Let me know if you have any questions. Matthew Stanley Associate Professor Gallatin School of Individualized Study New York University 1 Washington Place, 5th floor New York, NY 10012 USA matt.stanley@nyu.edu