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You can view the latest batch of recent doctoral dissertations harvested from the issues 75-11 A and B of Dissertation Abstracts pertaining to the history of medicine and health care at the following URL:  http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/histmed/dissertations ProQuest has altered how they put out their individual issues.  No longer do they correlate to one month, so the dating is more random.  Thus titles will range from 2015-yes they have some 2015 dates-back into the late 1990’s. There is one additional aspect to point out about this latest batch of dissertations that make it unique.  The University of Southern California downloaded the past 75+ years of its dissertations into the current issues-thus you will find titles dating back into the 1920”s.  While there are no abstracts for these earlier works you can pull up the full text of these dissertations. Please share this information with your colleagues and students. As always your comments and corrections are al

First Circular: International Workshop and Conference in Philosophy of Science/Social Sciences

First Circular International Workshop and Conference in Philosophy of Science/Social Sciences December 14 to December 21, 2015 Centre for Science, Technology and Society, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India The workshop and the conference are inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary. Topics for the Workshop (December 14 - 18, 2015): Current Debates in Philosophy of Science: Realism, Biology and Social Sciences Resource Persons: Prof. Richard Boyd (Cornell), Prof. Sahotra Sarkar (UT, Austin), Prof. Harold Kincaid (University of Cape Town), and Dr. Federica Russo (University of Amsterdam) Conference Theme (December 19-21, 2015): From Philosophy of Physical and Natural Sciences to the Philosophy of Social Sciences: Methodological Debates on Realism, Causation, Evidence, Probability and Explanation Invited Speakers: Prof. Richard Boyd (Cornell), Prof. Sahotra Sarkar (UT, Austin), Prof. Harold Kincaid (University of Cape Town), Prof. Anjan Chakravart

Durham: Evidence of Animal Minds

Evidence of Animal Minds An Interdisciplinary Symposium This three-day workshop, sponsored by Durham University's  Institute of Advanced Study  as part of its 2015-16  Evidence  theme, will examine the problem of evidence in accounting for the phenomenon of ‘animal minds’ – the existence and character of (broadly conceived) mental phenomena in non-human animals. This controversial question offers a rich case for exploring the meanings of ‘evidence’ from a range of disciplinary perspectives. For more detail see the project's  objectives  and  framework . The symposium will take place in the  Pemberton Building , Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EP, on  18-20 April 2016 . It will assemble philosophers of mind and of knowledge, experimental psychologists and ethologists, evolutionary biologists and biological anthropologists, neuroscientists and specialists in artificial intelligence, social anthropologists and historians of science, humanities scholars with expertise i

Open access article on Feyerabend's Against Method

The editors of Metascience are pleased to announce the publication of the book review, “What’s so great about Feyerabend? Against Method, forty years on” by Ian James Kidd.   The review was commissioned in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Feyerabend’s important work.   The article is open-access and is available on the Metascience website under the online first articles tab and can be accessed by copying and pasting the link below.   http://link.springer.com/journal/11016/onlineFirst/page/1 Sincerely, Dr. David Lambie Assistant editor, Metascience

Workshop Report: 'Working with 19th-Century Medical and Health Periodicals', University of Oxford, 30 May 2015

The workshop ‘Working with 19th-Century Medical and Health Periodicals’ was held on 30 May 2015 and co-organized by the ERC-funded ‘Diseases of Modern Life’ Project and the AHRC-funded ‘Constructing Scientific Communities’ Project, both based at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. The aim of the event was to facilitate conversation about the use of medical and health periodicals in historical and literary research, a resource which has been central not only to the work of the aforementioned projects, but also to that of many other scholars interested in various aspects of nineteenth-century history and literature. The programme was interdisciplinary, trans-institutional, bringing together both librarians and researchers, and international in its approach, with papers covering an impressive array of topics and countries, including Britain, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Poland, Portugal, and Russia. Overall, approximately 60 participants based at institutions