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Reminder – Registration closes 31 March - How (and How Not) to Think About Intellectual Property in Agriculture and Plant Science

Registration for the Cultivating Innovation conference will close on the 31 st of March. To register, and for more details, please visit: http://www.cultivatinginnovation.org/blog/registration-now-open-cultivating-innovation-conference-1442015 We are also pleased to announce that up to 10 postgraduate/non-academic bursaries have been made available. The first 10 postgraduate/non-academic attendees to write to Dominic Berry d.berry@leeds.ac.uk will be able to claim up to £50 for their travel expenses, provided they supply proof of purchase. (The definition of non-academic is simply that you do not work at a university or research institute).

Conference: Thinking Gender 2015 - April 23-24, 2015 at UCLA

THINKING GENDER 2015 The 25th edition of CSW’s Annual Graduate Research Conference will take place over two days, April 23 & 24, and will feature a keynote address, reception, networking luncheon, workshops, and a poster session. THINKING GENDER 2015, CSW’s 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, promises to strengthen scholarly networks and inspire lively conversation. To help make this landmark anniversary a memorable success, we have expanded the conference to a two-day schedule at UCLA’s Covel Commons and added a keynote address, poster exhibition, awards for papers and posters, student travel grants, workshops, and more. We will open the conference with a keynote address, “Body Modifications: Violence, Labor, and the Subject of Feminism,” by Rebecca M. Herzig, the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Chair of the Program in Women and Gender Studies at Bates College ( http://www.bates.edu/gender/faculty/rebecca-m-herzig/ ), from 2

CfA: Summer School on Superorganisms, Organisms and Suborganisms as Biological Individuals

Call for Applications Superorganisms, Organisms and Suborganisms as Biological Individuals (First Interdisciplinary Summer School on Individuality in the Life Sciences) 27-31 July 2015, Gut Siggen (East Holstein, north of Lübeck, Germany; see  http://toepfer-stiftung.de/seminarzentrum-gut-siggen/ ), sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation The concept of biological individuality and the question of what makes biological entities count as biological individuals are among the most controversially debated issues in current philosophy of biology. Similarly, in current historical and social studies of the life sciences, as well as in biology itself, the concept of organismality (which traditionally is closely linked to the concept of individuality) is a topic of renewed interest. Examples include discussions on the role of the organism concept in biology, on the question whether groups might count as superorganisms in theories of group selection, whether theories of selection at th

HaPoC 2015, 8-11 Octobre 2015, Pisa

Call For Papers HaPoC 3: Third International Conference for the History and Philosophy of Computing 8 -- 11 October, 2015, Pisa hapoc2015.di.unipi.it --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The DHST commission for the history and philosophy of computing ( www.hapoc.org ) is happy to announce the third HAPOC conference. The series aims at creating an interdisciplinary focus on computing, stimulating a dialogue between the historical and philosophical viewpoints. To this end, the conference hopes to bring together researchers interested in the historical developments of computing, as well as those reflecting on the sociological and philosophical issues springing from the rise and ubiquity of computing machines in the contemporary landscape. In the past editions, the conference has successfully presented a variety of voices, contributing to the creation of a fruitfu

Summer School on "Science and Literature"

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON SCIENCE AND LITERATURE DIVISION of HISTORY of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL UNION for the HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON SCIENCE AND LITERATURE Following the successful 1st International Conference on Science and Literature, that took place in Athens last year, the International Commission on Science and Literature is happy to announce the  Summer School on Science and Literature , which will be held in the Greek island of Andros , from the 22nd to the 26th of June 2015 . The Summer School will be of especial interest to graduate students and early-career researchers working on literature, the sciences and the history of science. It will offer the opportunity for an in-depth presentation and discussion of themes relevant to Science and Literature at large. Each day, a lecture will be given on a specific point of intersection between science and literature. Participants will then wor