Mostrando entradas de enero 11, 2015

CFP: Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) - "Making and Doing" - New meeting format and award

STS Making and Doing Call for Submissions The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites proposed presentations for a new meeting format and related  awards  called “STS Making and Doing”. The STS Making and Doing initiative aims at encouraging 4S members to share scholarly practices of participation, engagement, and intervention in their fields of study. It highlights scholarly practices for producing and expressing STS knowledge and expertise that extend beyond the academic paper or book. By increasing the extent to which 4S members learn from one another about practices they have developed and enacted, the initiative seeks to improve the effectiveness and influence of STS scholarship beyond the field and/or to expand the modes of STS knowledge production. The STS Making and Doing Awards formally acknowledge and celebrate distinctive achievements in practices of STS making and doing. It recognizes 4S members who have demonstrated scholarly excellence in formu

Star-Nelkin Paper Award Competition - American Sociological Association Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology (SKAT)

Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology's Star-Nelkin Paper Award, 2015 Call for Nominations The Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association invites nominations for the 2015 Star-Nelkin Paper Award. In 2011, our newest award was renamed in memory of Susan Leigh Star and Dorothy Nelkin, each of whom contributed in numerous ways to our field. SKAT welcomes nominations of published articles that advance the field of sociology of science, knowledge, and technology. To be eligible, an article’s earliest date of publication in a scholarly journal (whether online or in print) must have been in 2013 or 2014. The winner will be honored at the ASA meetings in Chicago (August 22-25, 2015) and will receive a plaque. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominated articles must be received no later than March 15, 2015. Please send brief nominating statements and copies of nominated articles in PDF format to all members of the selection committee, l

Post-Doc Position at Berlin Museum für Naturkunde/DFG Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung

Job Advertisment - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (German version below) Our Mission: Discovering and describing life and earth - with people, through dialog. The Berlin Natural History Museum is an integrated Research Museum of the Leibniz Society recognised for its excellence, international presence and globally networked research infrastructure. It is active in three closely linked fields: collections-based research, collections development, and research-based public outreach and education. Job Category: Post-Doc Position Hours: Part-Time (75%) Time Period: Third party funding, starting from April 1st, 2015 limited to 24 months Pay: E13 TV-L Berlin Background to work environment: The position is situated in the project “Mobile Objects” within the DFG Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. “Mobile Objects” is a joint cooperation between the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Department of History, the Humboldt-Universität Collections, the Ibero-A

Visiting Scholars Awards announced / University of Aberdeen

Ladies and Gentlemen, Allow me please to draw your attention to this recent notice of a new round of Visiting Scholars Awards , which provide financial support for travel and accommodation up to £2,000 to cover expenses over a two to four week period while carrying out research relating to the University’s Special collections.  Details can be found here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/7162/ .  There is scope within the scheme for you to make applications on behalf of colleagues from outwith Aberdeen if part of their includes discussion of their research and its findings on campus via a lecture or seminar, etc. Please do help get word around to those you know who may benefit from this opportunity. Kind regards, Phil Rev’d Dr. Philip G. Ziegler Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology School of Divinity, History and Philosophy King's College, University of Aberdeen Aberdeen  AB24 3UB, United Kingdom +44 (0) 1224  272

Doctoral studentships (PhD) in Science and Technology Studies, University of Wuppertal

The Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) of the University of Wuppertal, Germany, invites applications for two doctoral studentships (PhD) to run for three years from April 1, 2015 remunerated at 65% of statutory workload (rating: E 13 TV-L). The Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) is a central organizational unit of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal dedicated to research into sociological, historical, and philosophical aspects of the structure and development of science and technology. A pilot interdisciplinary graduate training project entitled “Continuity and Change in Science and Technology from 1800” is due to be launched this year. Focusing on the developmental dynamics of science and technology, the project will analyze concepts of progress, regression, standstill, revolution, paradigm change, innovation, exnovation, tradition and change, old and new etc. The aim is to develop new approaches to the dimensions