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CHEMICAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY IN THE AMERICAS, 1400-1800. 28th-29th April; Chemical Heritage Foundation, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, USA.   In early modern times historians used to say that the practice of their art had two eyes, chronology and geography. Together these envisioned the temporal and spatial extensions of the ordered sequences of actions which come to form the record of human history. Even in such basic terms, we nonetheless lack anything approaching coherent narratives of the chemical arts and sciences as practiced on the pre-modern American continent. This circumstance differentiates American historiographies from those of European, Arabic and some eastern Asian cultures, and thus provides a fundamental motivation for the topic of the Cain Conference 2017. Whilst one conference cannot hope to supply such whole and coherent narratives, we can nonetheless take practical steps toward their provision, and so invite colleagues to submit

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 19th Century History of Medicine/Science/Culture

Faculty of English Language and Literature, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a. Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the team working on the European Research Council funded project, 'Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth Century Perspectives'. The post is full-time and will be fixed-term from 1 October 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for the remainder of the grant which finishes on 31 January 2019. The postholder will work under the direction of Professor Sally Shuttleworth, and will be expected to produce a monograph relating to the project research, co-edit a conference volume and present research at UK and international conferences. Candidates should have been awarded a PhD in a relevant field (such as history of medicine, or science, or literature) by the time of taking up the post. You should show outstanding academic promise, be willing to a

Call for applications: research grants from the SIS

I'd like to invite list members to consider applying to the Scientific Instrument Society's research grants programme. The deadline for the next round of applications is Thursday  1st September 2016.   The Scientific Instrument Society (SIS) awards small grants, of up to £500 each, for research on the history of scientific instruments. Applicants do not need to have any institutional affiliation and applications that are for less than the full amount are just as welcome - a properly costed proposal with a clear relevance to the Society's interests in historic scientific instruments, a realistic timetable and a tangible result are the most important factors that the committee will be considering.   Please note that the grant awarded will be paid against actual expenditure and funds cannot be paid in advance.  The grant is intended to cover items such as travel, accommodation (excluding meals) and photocopying costs.   Please note that we cannot fund c

Centros y periferias en movimiento: confluencia, fortalecimiento e innovación

Les convocamos para participar en el congreso AHLiST 2016 titulado Centros y periferias en movimiento: confluencia, fortalecimiento e innovación . El simposio de la Association of History, Literature, Science and Technolog y (AHLiST) se celebra este año en la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Islas Canarias, España). Dicho congreso internacional e interdisciplinar tendrá lugar del 17 al 19 de noviembre de 2016. La fecha para proponer ponencias acaba el 31 de agosto de 2016, que deberán ser enviadas al email ahlist1@gmail.com . Los participantes podrán participar en los BoF ( Birds of a Feather ), del 21 al 22 de noviembre de 2015. El tema principal del congreso versa sobre centros, periferias e innovación. Entre otros temas, el congreso incluye propuestas diversas que abarcan por ejemplo estudios en Humanidades Digitales (track 7), investigación sobre Paleografía y el reconocimiento automático de caracteres (track 10), o proyectos de digitalizac

CFP: Biodiversity and its Histories

March 24-25, 2017, University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities The concept of ‘biodiversity’ has become one of the most crucial and complex terms in the environmental sciences. Central to the disciplines of conservation biology and environmental ethics, biodiversity operates as both fact and value in wider public debates about the preservation of species and habitats from human influence, exploitation, and destruction. Although the origins of the concept and its recent history are relatively well known, its relationship to earlier traditions and discourses is less well charted. We seek to understand how aesthetic, economic, and moral value came to be attached to the diversity of life on earth. The conference will bring together scholars and researchers in ecology, biology, geography, anthropology, cultural history, and history and philosophy of science. We will draw on what is already a rich body of histori