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PhD Opportunity Science Museum/Swansea University (readvertisement)

The Department of History & Classics, Swansea University, in partnership with the Science Museum, London, invites applications from suitably qualified UK/EU candidates for a full-time 3-year Collaborative Doctoral Award, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, to conduct research on the topic of ‘Calculating value: using and collecting the tools of early modern mathematics’. The project seeks to understand, through study of the Science Museum’s early modern printed books relating to mathematics and the mathematical sciences (e.g. astronomy, mechanics, navigation), both the appetite for such publications in the era in which they were produced and the processes by which they were accidentally or intentionally preserved and entered the Museum’s collections. Thus the project’s aim is to shed light on the full range of values ascribed to these tools of mathematics over the course of their existence. The student will be able to shape the project in accordance

History of Science: Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Science and Universities: Swansea, 1920-2020

History of Science: Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Science and Universities: Swansea, 1920-2020 Closing date: 30th June 2015 Key Information With the university’s centenary in 2020 approaching, the Department of History and Classics, Swansea University, invites applications from suitably-qualified UK/EU candidates for a doctoral studentship, funded by the College of Arts and Humanities, to conduct research on the history of the STEM disciplines at Swansea University. Science has always been at the heart of higher education: it has built the reputation of universities; it has been a matter of conflict in policy decisions; and it has raised fundamental ethical concerns. Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has boasted a rich tradition in science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM) research. This ranges from pioneering work on radar during the Second World War, and contributions to the work of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) b

University of Edinburgh: Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in the History of Medicine

The University of Edinburgh is pleased to advertise a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in the History of Medicine, tenable for eighteen months from 1 August 2015.  The appointment will be based in the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies subject group of the School of Social and Political Sciences.  The successful applicant will hold or be close to obtaining a PhD in the history of medicine, and will deliver the first-year survey course History of Medicine 1 in the autumn semester 2015 and again in autumn 2016.  The remainder of the post holder’s time will be devoted to research and career development.  Salary: £31,342 - £37,394 per annum Closing Date: Thursday 11th June 2015 at 5pm (GMT) For further details, see https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=033230 .  Informal enquiries may also be directed to : Prof Steve Sturdy Head of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies University of Edinburgh

Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge, Prague, 4-6 June 2015

Registration is now open, and the program is available, for the conference “Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge” of the Commission on Women and Gender Studies in History of Science, Technology and Medicine (DHST/IUHPST). The conference will be held at Praha Karolinum, Ovocný trh 5, 116 36 Prague 1, Czech Republic, on 4 – 6 June 2015. For details about the program, registration, and further information, see the website of the conference,  http://en.zenyaveda.cz/218-gender-science/181068-gendering-science-2015/ , or contact Milada Sekyrková, dhstconference@soc.cas.cz . --  Donald L. Opitz, Ph.D. Associate Professor DePaul University 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 312-362-6426

Thomas Harriot Seminar 2015 - Durham 6-7 July

T HOMAS HARRIOT SEMINAR 2015 Durham Castle, University of Durham, 6-7 July 2015 The Thomas Harriot Seminar celebrates the life and times of the mathematician Thomas Harriot (1560-1621), and welcomes papers on Harriot himself as well as on the history of mathematics and science in the sixteenth and early seventeenth century more generally. We particularly welcome papers on subjects of interest to Harriot, which included: pure and applied mathematics, the new world, astronomy, natural philosophy, alchemy, optics, linguistics, and the art of war. For more information about the Seminar please visit the Thomas Harriot Seminar website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/our-research/research_seminars/thomas-harriot-seminar Richard Oosterhoff (CRASSH University of Cambridge) “Gabriel Harvey and the utility of mathematics” Robert Goulding (University of Notre Dame), “Through a glass, darkly: shadows, light, and prismatic colours.” Glyn Parry (University of Roehampton),