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CfP: Edited volume on women and science

Expressions of interest are invited for chapter contributions to a peer-reviewed edited collection, working title:  A Handbook of Women and Science: History, Cultures and Practice since 1760. This will contain a mix of theoretical chapters and case studies. The current structure, briefly, covers: Gendering Science (constructions of science, networks) Education and the Gendered Intellect Making Women Visible: Archives and Historiography Cultures of Science (practice and construction of different sciences) Science, Communication and Gendered Spaces Representations For further information and anticipated publication schedule, please email (asap if possible) Claire Jones off list at  C.G.Jones2@liverpool.ac.uk  

CfP: Panel on Medicine in Britain

Calling for Participants for Panel on Medicine in Britain I'd like to create a panel for the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) annual meeting in Santa Barbara, CA on March 23-25, 2018. I am a PhD student in History, and will be talking about medicinal remedies found in British food manuscripts from the 18th century. I am looking for 2-3 additional papers relating to this topic. Ideally the panel would cover a broad chronological range, with some variations on the general theme (i.e., medicine at home, in the empire, during wartime, etc.). The conference organizers encourage interdisciplinary panels, so all relevant disciplines are welcome! If you are interested in participating, but do not have any specific research to present, we will also need a commentator/chair for the panel.  Please submit abstracts/ideas to me by email by November 15th. This will give me time to review them and put together a full panel proposal before the PCCBS deadline o

Graduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, 2018-19

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivalled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history, philosophy and sociology of a wide range of sciences and medicine. They run major research projects in association with the AHRC, Wellcome, the European Research Council and national museums.  If you are interested in studying for an MPhil or PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, you will find everything you need to know about the Department, the courses, the academic staff ( http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/ people/staff.html ), and the application process on our website at  http://www.hps.cam. ac.uk/studying/graduate/ For those considering doing a PhD, the Department will be running a workshop at 2-3 pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017 as part of the University's Graduate Open Days. Led by the Director of Graduate Studies, this works

CfP: Using Television’s Material Heritage

The medium of television is responsible for a huge accumulation of redundant objects: old TV sets and VTRs (and the tables to put them on), superseded production equipment and software, videotape and film that is no longer useable. This raises various questions, from practical to historiographical and methodological ones. What are we to do with this accumulation of objects, many of which are not easily recycled?  How do we approach these objects as historical records? What tools and research practices do we need to go beyond the written cultures of television and address its non-discursive experiences? How do we articulate historical narratives that may emerge out of television’s non-discursive past? What histories do these objects tell, other than what’s already been documented and preserved in written and audiovisual archives? It is not enough simply to document these objects. They are the silent witnesses to television’s history, and so can be made to speak ag

CfP 2018 Southern Association for the History of Medicine & Science

The Southern Association for the History of Science and Medicine has extended the deadline for submissions to Novermber 1. We welcome proposals for papers or panels on  any  topic related to the history of science, medicine, and technology. Your topic or institutional affiliation does not have to be "southern" to apply. We welcome scholars from all disciplines!  Student travel grants available. Please consider joining us for this small but collegial conference at our 20th annual meeting in Augusta, Georgia on February 15-17.  To learn more about our organization, submit an abstract, or apply for a student travel grant, please visit our website:  http://www.sahms.net

SSHM Gazette Call for Contributions

Every issue of the journal Social History of Medicine is accompanied by The Gazette—the newsletter for Society Members. If you have any contributions/announcements/ events broadly related to the history of medicine, which you think might be of interest to our membership, please send them by email to a.hanley@bbk.ac.uk NEXT DEADLINE: Monday 13 November (for the November Issue) Contributions might include, but are not limited to: •       CFPs •       Conference and Workshop invites & announcements •       Workshop/conference reports (max. 900 words) •       Blog info •       News from HSTM/HPS centres, museums, libraries, archives and galleries (300 words) •       News about large projects, online resources, digitisation (300 words) •       Award, Grant & Scholarship Deadlines •       Art and Museum Exhibitions •       Lectures / Events / seminar series announcements Please ensure that contributions are formatted using UK spelling, grammar and

Boston Medical Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine, 2018-2019

The Boston Medical Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine at the Countway Library, 2018-2019 The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine offers annual fellowships to support research and scholarship in the history of medicine.  The Countway Library is the largest academic medical library in the United States, and its Center for the History of Medicine holds 250,000 books and journals published before 1920 and is strong in virtually every medical discipline.  The Countway's archives and manuscripts include the personal and professional papers of prominent American physicians, many of whom were associated with Harvard Medical School.  The printed, manuscript, and archival holdings are complemented by prints, photographs, and the collections of the Warren Anatomical Museum. The Boston Medical Library Fellowships in the History of Medicine at the Countway provide stipends of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible period be

Job: Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincin nati-Post-Doc-Fellow-(Philosop hy)-OH-45201/434474800/ https://philjobs.org/job/show/ 8766 The Department of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to a new center focused on the public engagement of science. We invite applications from recent Ph.D.s with a strong background in philosophy of science and significant interest in the public engagement of philosophy and/or science. This is a two-year appointment beginning August 15, 2018, with a salary of $54,000 per year. Responsibilities include teaching one course per semester, including one graduate seminar on a topic of the Fellow’s choosing; helping to develop and coordinate public engagement activities; and pursuing independent research with the support of faculty mentor(s) in the department. The Department of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati has particular research strength in philosophy of science, especially

Shryock Medal Essay Contest - American Association for the History of Medicine

Graduate students are invited to enter the Shryock Medal Essay Contest, awarded by the American Association for the History of Medicine. This medal honors Richard Harrison Shryock (1893–1972), a pioneer among historians interested in the history of medicine. The award is given for an outstanding, unpublished essay by a single author on any topic in the history of medicine. The essay (maximum 12,000 words, including endnotes) must be the result of original research or show an unusual appreciation and understanding of problems in the history of medicine. In particular, the committee will judge essays on the quality of writing, appropriate use of sources, and ability to address themes of historical significance. The winner will be invited to attend the 2018 meeting of the Association, Thursday- Sunday, May 10-13, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA, where the medal will be conferred. Reasonable travel expenses for the winner will be provided, as well as a two-year complimentary

Job in Theor Phil (inc Phil Sci) at Leeds

JOB: Lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy, University of Leeds. The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science is advertising a position in Theoretical Philosophy (understood to include philosophy of language, formal logic, philosophy of logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of science). Other things being equal, preference will be given to candidates whose areas of specialisation or competence include philosophy of gender, race, disability, or other dimension of diversity. We hope to appoint someone who can both contribute to the traditional theoretical curriculum and also help the School move forward with the development of its teaching and/or research profile in one or more of these areas. Amongst the specialisms included within Theoretical Philosophy, we may additionally give preference to candidates able to contribute to the teaching of intermediate/advanced logic and/or philosophy of language.  Salary Grade 7 (£35,550-£

CfP: Physical, Social, Psychic, and Imagined Spaces in the Fiction of Joyce Carol Oates

Physical, Social, Psychic, and Imagined Spaces in the Fiction of Joyce Carol Oates Session organizer:  Betina Entzminger (Bloomsburg University) Joyce Carol Oates is one of America’s most prolific and celebrated living writers. Her short fiction and novels frequently explore spaces and the borders surrounding them: for example, the physical spaces of the home in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” or a car sinking in Black Water, the border between reality and the imagined in Blonde, the psychic and ideological spaces that separate individuals in A Book of American Martyrs. What forces create and maintain these spaces? What are the costs and benefits of blurring or crossing these borders? How do these different types of spaces--physical, social, psychic, and imaginary—constrain or intensify one another? This panel will include essays that explore these questions in Oates’s fictional works, along with the larger question of how Oates’s oeuvre records and analyze

CfP: Armenian Childhood(s): Histories and Theories of Childhood and Youth in Armenian Studies

Ninth Annual International Graduate Student Workshop April 20-21, 2018 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 455 Weiser Hall 500 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1042 Abstracts are due on November 15, 2017. In recent years, the study of childhood and youth has gained increasing attention that has resulted in innovative interdisciplinary scholarship. The field of Childhood Studies of the last decade has concentrated on modern childhood(s) and youth, and has questioned the meanings that adults and governmental bodies attribute to children. For example universal characteristics, such as “innocence,” “incompetence,” and “vulnerability,” defining children and youth have been examined and challenged by scholars from a variety of fields, who insist that “childhood”, like ethnicity, gender, and class, is a constructed social category. Pushing methodological boundaries to explore political, historical, cultural, economic, and social formations, structures and cont