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Derek de Solla Price's Yale lectures: "Neolithic to Now" (1976)

Dear all, You may be interested in a new resource:   http://derekdesollaprice.org/derek-de-solla-price-lectures/ These are a complete set of audio recordings of lectures delivered at Yale in 1976, by Derek de Solla Price, on the history of science, “Neolithic to Now”.  He claims they are “the world’s first canned university lectures”. Price’s preamble: “Although it looks like an introductory survey that runs from the Neolithic Revolution, through the present day into science fictional material, it is not just a history.  History of science and technology is not like that, it’s not very much like history.  The aim is to examine the modern scientific and technological civilization, and as an explanation of how it came to be, and a pre-taste of the way it is going to work in the future, we will try to find out why things happened the way they did, when they did, to the people that they did. How were the ground-rules of our scientific technolo

CfP: Caring Cultures/Cultures of Care - AAI annual conference, Maynooth, March 2016

Dear colleagues, please find below the CfP for the upcoming conference of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (AAI) in March 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. The theme is Caring Cultures/Cultures of Care and keynote speakers include Professor Arthur Kleinman (Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School). Abstracts of 350 words to be submitted by December 1 st to abstracts@anthropologyireland.org Best wishes, Evi Chatzipanagiotidou - AAI Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________________ Caring Cultures/Cultures of Care. AAI meeting, Maynooth, March 2016 Week of 14 th March 2016 Keynote Speaker: Professor Arthur Kleinman, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Care is infrastructural for human beings. Humans experience extreme dependency early in life, usually require at least

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant Program

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant Program Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the library’s research collections. Up to $3,500 is available per award. Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).  Special grants are awarded in several areas:  the Program in Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age

Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund

The Arthur L. Norberg Travel Fund provides short-term grants-in-aid to help scholars with travel expenses to use archival collections at the Charles Babbage Institute.  In January of each year we plan to award up to five $1,000 travel grants. The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is an internationally recognized research center and archives focused on the history of information technology.  CBI conducts major research projects; publishes books and articles; and collects, processes, and provides open public access to the most diverse and extensive collection of archival materials on computing, software, and networking in the world.  CBI collections include the records of corporations, technical and trade associations, personal papers, industry publications, oral histories, photographs, film/video, and an extensive reference library.  The Norberg Travel Fund is named for CBI’s founding director, Arthur L. Norberg, and is funded by generous gifts from his friends and colleagues.

Graduate Funding Opportunity in the History of Technology (IEEE)

IEEE LIFE MEMBER FELLOWSHIP IN ELECTRICAL HISTORY, 2016-2017 The IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical, electronic and computer science and technology (broadly construed) at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received his or her Ph.D. within the past three years. This award is supported by the IEEE Life Members Committee.  The stipend is $17,000, with a research budget of up to $3,000.  Recipients are normally expected to take up the Fellowship in the July of the year that it is awarded.  Candidates with undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, or the humanities are eligible for the fellowship. For pre-doctoral applicants  the award is conditional upon acceptance of the candidate into an appropriate graduate program in history at a school of recognized standing. In addition, pre-doctoral recipi