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PhD Opportunity, British Library/ University of Leicester

Deadline extended to 5 th June.  Please forward to suitable candidates Applications for a three year AHRC studentship are invited from outstanding candidates domiciled in the UK or EU with an interest in oral history, history of science, technology and medicine or postwar British history. The successful applicant will register for a PhD while working on a collaborative project between National Life Stories (the oral history fieldwork charity based at the British Library) and the University of Leicester which will focus on how commercialisation and privatisation affected the lives of government scientists. This project provides an opportunity to address broad questions about social and cultural change in late twentieth century Britain through a detailed case study. The student will be based in the School of History at the University of Leicester which has a vibrant community of PhD students, including a number holding collaborative awards. They will be co-supervised by speci

BSHS Master's Bursaries

The BSHS is very pleased to announce a competition for up to 4 bursaries of £4,000 each to support students taking a master’s degree in the history of science, technology or medicine. This round of awards will be available to those who have been accepted on a master’s programme for the academic year 2015-16. •       Applicants must have a confirmed place on a master's programme in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. •       Those studying for research-based master's degrees are eligible to apply, but not PhD students nominally registered for MPhil (or similar) provisionally pending upgrade to PhD registration. •       There is no nationality requirement for applicants. There is no age limit. •       Non-members of the Society are welcome to apply. Applications should be made using the form provided on our website and should include a financial statement indicating what other funding has been sought or received. Those who have been given full studen

Postdoc opportunity

The School of History at St Andrews is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher within the AHRC-funded ‘Publishing the Philosophical Transactions’ Project. You will have responsibility for that part of the project dealing with the social, cultural and economic history of the journal from c.1950 to 2015. The successful candidate is likely to have experience working within the field of history of science and/or the history of publishing, and to have prior experience of working with archival materials and oral history. There are no teaching duties attached to this post. Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website ( www.st-andrews.ac.uk ).   To discuss this post informally candidates may contact the director of the project, Dr Aileen Fyfe ( akf@st-andrews.ac.uk ). This post is to cover a period of maternity leave and is for 10 months in the first instance. The post-holder will be employed by St Andrews, but wil

Job: University of Leeds, School of PRHS/Centre for HPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Telecommunications History

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Telecommunications History University of Leeds, Faculty of Arts , School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science Grade 7 Salary: £31,342 to £37,394 per annum Fixed term for 12 months, beginning 1 September 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter Closing Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015 Reference:   ARTPR1016 This Fellowship explores how far telecommunications expertise and technologies developed during the First World War facilitated  post-war developments such as radio broadcasting, commercial radio communications, wireless telephony and aircraft communications. The role is multi-national in scope, taking further the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded ‘Innovating in Combat’ project and will be affiliated to the University of Leeds project ‘Legacies of War’ http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/legaciesofwar/ The Fellowship is supported by a generous personal donation from Mr Keith Thrower, with additi

The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care

University of Oxford Accredited Short Course: The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care, 15 – 19 June 2015 The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care 15 th – 19 th June 2015 Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, UK Last Few Places Available Register at   www.conted.ox.ac.uk/HPEBHC by 29 May 2015 . This unique course will trace the historical development of evidence-based health care. Students will engage with researchers who have played key roles in defining the History, Philosophy and actual practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare. Many famous medical doctors, including Galen, Descartes and Locke, were also philosophers, and recent evidence suggests that studying humanities improves clinical skills. Medical professionals will learn to think critically about the assumptions of their profession while philosophers and historians will learn about the empirical foundations of the science they contemplate. Many past students have publis