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UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies announces three posts assoicated with the research project: Economics in the Public Sphere

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint 3 posts as part of a European Research Council funded project, “Economics in the Public Sphere: USA, UK, France, Brazil and Argentina since 1945”. “Economics in the public sphere” examines the social and cultural factors shaping the media’s representation of economic knowledge. It sets out to study newsrooms as sites for the production of knowledge. From this vantage point we examine how journalists’ parse competing claims of expertise by scholars, political elites and social movements. We look at the formation of journalistic genres and interrogate how they frame representations of the economy, of value, and of economic reason. www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/econpublic @econpublic @stsucl Research Associate (two posts, full-time) The postholders will contribute to the overall project objectives, and will undertake specialised research on the national economic press since 1945 for one national case st

Table of Contents: Metascience 24-1

We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 24, Issue 1 of Metascience. Editors: Luciano Boschiero and K. Brad Wray http://link.springer.com/journal/11016/24/1/page/1 In this issue: 1. Editorial Luciano Boschiero, K. Brad Wray Pages 1-2 2. Eloge David Oldroyd 1936–2014 Luciano Boschiero, K. Brad Wray Pages 3-4 3. Book Symposium What-if history of science Alan C. Love, Robert J. Richards, Peter J. Bowler Pages 5-24 4. Essay Review Pragmatism: An overview Robert Almeder Pages 25-29 5. Essay Review Representing and measuring: Discussing van Fraassen’s views Michel Ghins Pages 31-35 6. Essay Review Robustness analysis versus reliable process reasoning Chiara Lisciandra Pages 37-41 7. Essay Review Monism versus emergence? The one and the many Michael Silberstein Pages 43-48 8. Book Review Eliminating inconsistency in science Mark P. Newman Pages 49-53 9. Book Review Overcoming the conceptual barriers to understanding evolutio

Midwestern Science Studies Conference (May 8-9): registration now open

On May 8-9, the Science in Human Culture Program at Northwestern University will host its second Midwestern science studies conference on the theme "Making Knowledge and the Problem of Place." In addition to keynote speaker Adriana Petryna, we have an exciting line-up of speakers and commentators who work on East and South Asia, North and West Africa, Central and Western Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. For a full program and link to free registration, please see our conference website:   http://www.shc.northwestern.edu/events/2015%20conference/may2015conference.html Or find our Facebook page:  Find Us on Facebook Please circulate this within your campus communities and do encourage people to register. We are delighted already to have students and faculty registered from 15 universities and colleges across the Midwest and Canada! For students coming from afar, we're happy to help coordinate housing with other grad students; please cont

Call for Applications: Wellcome Trust University Award Candidate Search at the University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is currently planning to support a University Award application to the Wellcome Trust in the Medical Humanities and History ( http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Medical-humanities/Funding-schemes/University-awards/index.htm ).  Its Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH Glasgow) is an internationally recognised research environment with a focus on the experiences of health and medicine in the modern period around the world. If the candidate's application to the Wellcome Trust is successful, this award will lead to a permanent lectureship in the CSHHH. We invite applications from those that have an established track-record of research, teaching and post-graduate supervision in the history of health and medicine.  CSHHH Glasgow is part of a wider History team in the School of Humanities, so an ability to collaborate with colleagues in the following areas would be an advantage: Scotland and the World; Peace, Conflict and Identi

Reminder CfP "1970s: Turn of an era in the history of science?" - Deadline April 30

Call for papers: Workshop "1970s: Turn of an era in the history of science?" Centre for Science Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark September 14-15, 2015 Deadline: April 30, 2015 Confirmed speakers: Mark Carey, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA Michael Egan, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Rüdiger Graf, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Germany Elke Seefried, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München, and Universität Augsburg, Germany Call for papers The decade of the 1970s is regarded as a ‘turn of an era’ by many scholars. Eric Hobsbawm describes the shift from a “golden age” of rapid economic growth to an age of economic stagnation. Helmut Kaelble refers to it as “a major turning point or turning period of the 20 th century”. Niall Ferguson depicts the 1970s as a time of crisis in many spheres: the economic (with high inflation), political (with new movements and political conflicts), social (with increases in abortion, crime