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CfP: History Of Women In Engineering In The UK

Established in 1919 in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, the Women's Engineering Society (WES) provided a focal point for demands by women for a role and voice in the engineering industry as well as its societies and institutions.  However, the foundation of WES does not mark the origins of women in engineering in Britain but rather forms part of a longer history stretching back to the nineteenth century and possibly beyond.   We are especially interested in exploring a longer history of women in engineering (loosely defined) and in recovering, highlighting, and better understanding the diverse roles of women in British engineering in nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  We are also interested to explore how a significant number of women came to participate in British engineering (loosely defined) including as facilitators of women’s work in engineering, most pre-eminently Caroline Haslett, and how they faced the challenges of crossing gender bounda

Medical History - October 2017 Issue Out Now

The new issue of Medical History (Volume 61 - Issue 4 - October 2017) is out now. The issue features the following articles:  ‘Citizenship and Learning Disabled People: The Mental Health Charity MIND’s 1970s Campaign in Historical Context’, by Jonathan Toms ‘Calculable People? Standardising Assessment Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease in 1980s Britain’, by Duncan Wilson ‘‘Speaking Kleinian’: Susan Isaacs as Ursula Wise and the Inter-War Popularisation of Psychoanalysis’, by Michal Shapira ‘The Expulsion of South Africa and Rhodesia from the Commonwealth Medical Association, 1947–70’, by John Stewart ‘Homeopathy ‘for Mexicans’: Medical Popularisation, Commercial Endeavours, and Patients’ Choice in the Mexican Medical Marketplace, 1853–1872’, by Jethro Hernández Berrones Further information is available via Medical History's website: https://www.cambridge.org/ core/journals/medical-history/ latest-issue

Postdoctoral position with focus on a study of scientific publication, Centre for Science Studies, Aarhus University

Postdoctoral position with focus on a study of scientific publication, Centre for Science Studies, Aarhus University  The Center for Science Studies, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoctoral position with focus on a study of scientific publication. The postdoctoral position is expected to last two years, starting February 1st, 2018.  There is the possibility that the position will be extended for a third year. The Research Project The focus of the advertised position is to study the epistemological dimensions of scientific publication.  Specifically we will investigate the following aspects of scientific publication: (I) authorship norms and practices in collaborative research (II) refereeing practices and effectiveness (III) citation practices and norms (IV) the impact of retracted publications The focus will be on the epistemic impact of the various practices in the publication process in science.  Rese

Call for Applications: 2018-19 Beckman Center Fellowships in the History of Chemistry, Including NEW 2-year postdocs

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), an independent research library in Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for new multi-year postdoctoral fellowships, as well as for one-year and short-term visiting fellowships in the history of science, medicine, technology, and industry. Two-Year 80/20 Postdoctoral Fellowships: CHF is pleased to announce the launch of its new 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program: these new fellowships reflect the Beckman Center’s commitment to providing career-launching fellowships for recent PhDs and its support for the career diversity initiatives of the American Historical Association and affiliated scholarly societies. The 80/20 postdoctoral fellowship program will allow the Beckman Center’s postdocs to build skills that can enhance their opportunities outside the academy or their work within it. Fellows will spend one day a week working closely with a CHF staff member from the librar

PhD opportunity in history of science, UEA

Url:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/-/science-in-the-trading-zone-the-school-of-environmental-sciences-uea-1967-2007-mahonym_u18sci- Project Description The enduring significance of the sciences of environmental change, and their impact global politics, has increasingly attracted the attention of historians of science (Edwards 2010; Howe 2014). Yet the definition of ‘environmental science’ is often taken for granted.  In the post-war period the idea of ‘the environment’, and of a distinctive ‘environmental science’, began to take root across science and public policy.  Disciplines were encouraged to work together, new tools and ideas were generated, and a whole new way of doing science was created.  Environmental science could be understood as a ‘trading zone’ (Galison 1997), where different scientific cultures interact, building new languages and techniques of cooperation. We can also understand the politics of environmental change as a trading zone where diverse form

CfP: Food and...

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas) is happy to announce a call for papers for our first Annual Conference in the Humanities.  The conference topic each year aligns with the Center’s annual theme, which for 2017-2018 is “Food and …”.  Ways into the "what" following the ellipsis in "Food and..." may fall into myriad categories: culture, literature, politics, environment, technology, health, malnutrition, access, education, inequities, media representations, depictions in fine art, sustainability, ecology(s), local food, translation, small scale agriculture, agribusiness, taboo, packaging, eating disorders, marketing, terroir, and gastronomy. This list is not exhaustive. The explosion of food studies at the end of the twentieth century was an institutional response to the myriad ways in which food might be approached by scholars, and the field has only expanded in the intervening years. Humanistic ways of looking at f

Call of Applications: Junior Fellowships Spring 2018, University of Bern

The Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) brings together research activities of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern . In inter- and transdisciplinary projects, doctoral students, junior fellows and other young researchers examine key questions of the Humanities, Social and Cultural Sciences.   The Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Network (IPN) is an institution integrated into the WBKolleg to provide the means and organization for promoting researchers at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. Among other things, it incorporates a fellowship program for postdoctoral researchers (Junior Fellows):   For the spring term 2018 , the IPN offers “starter” fellowships (duration: 6 months, workload: 50%) to candidates with doctoral degrees from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences. The call addresses primarily candidates who aspire to form a long-term attachment to the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern with the help

CfP: Phenomenological Approaches to Physics

Phenomenological Approaches to Physics Historical and Philosophical Perspectives 14-16 June 2018, University of Graz, Austria Scientific Organizers: Philipp Berghofer and Harald A. Wiltsche Web: www.phenphysics.weebly.com Much ink has been spilled over the interrelations between philosophy and physics in the late 19 th and early 20 th century as well as over the emergence of philosophy of science as an autonomous philosophical sub-discipline. Although our understanding of these issues is certainly more nuanced today than it was only a couple of years ago, more work needs to be done in order to arrive at an adequate picture of the intricate relations between philosophy and physics and of how philosophical reflections on the physical sciences evolved during the last century. The aim of this conference is to address one of the remaining blind spots, namely the role of phenomenology in the development of 20 th century physics and for the philosophical inter

CfP: Revista "Secuencia. Revista de Historia y Ciencias Sociales"

Coordinadoras: Dra. Cristina Sacristán y Dra. María Eugenia Chaoul• Instituto Mora Envío de textos en: español, inglés, portugués y francés. Fecha de publicación: Julio de 2019 Fecha límite de entrega de trabajos: 30 de marzo de 2018. Dirección de contacto:  secuencia@institutomora.edu.mx Secuencia. Revista de Historia y Ciencias Sociales (ISSN 0186-0348   ) editada por el Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora contribuye a su campo de especialización con números temáticos especiales que, además de sus números regulares, se publican anualmente y son coordinados por investigadores de alto nivel. Estos números conjuntan trabajos originales que, debido a su afinidad temática, abordan determinados problemas desde un punto de vista específico que permite un análisis más profundo de algunos temas.      En esta ocasión convoca a los especialistas a presentar artículos de investigación, inéditos, originales, escritos en español, inglés, francés y portu