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CfP: Women in Sciences: Historiography of Science and History of Science – Special Issue on the Work of Women in Sciences (Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science)

Women in Sciences: Historiography of Science and History of Science – Special Issue on the Work of Women in Sciences and Philosophy • Special Issue Guest Editors: Dr. Andrea Reichenberger, Paderborn University – Center for the History of Women Philosophers & Scientists, Paderborn, Germany Prof. Moema Vergara, Museum of Astronomy – Mast, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Research into the history of women philosophers and scientists has long been neglected. Especially, the historiography of the 19 th and 20 th century has tended to exclude, marginalize and trivialize women’s contribution to scientific issues, problems and developments. There is currently a movement toward correcting this historical bias. The past twenty-five years have seen an explosion of a re-reading and re-forming of the historiography of science, by integrating women into it. Our aim is to approach this task by rethinking the questions through which the history of science has been structured

CfP: Ancient and Modern Knowledges

Ancient and Modern Knowledges.   A two-day colloquium at the University of Sheffield.  Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June 2018 Categories which seek to draw distinctions between different areas of scholarly inquiry in the history of knowledge, most obviously, perhaps, the distinction between ‘humanities’ and ‘sciences’ have, in many cases, spawned their own extensive sub-histories – the history of science and, more recently, the history of the humanities. Yet categories which instead seek to draw boundaries between bodies of knowledge based on distinctions of chronological time also need to be interrogated. The spatial turn in the history of knowledge has been particularly important, with much attention paid in recent years to exploring circuits, networks, geographies and mobilities of knowledge. Less consideration, however, has been given to distinctions of chronological distance (in particular, the use of the terms ‘ancient and modern’) and the associated claims of authority, legitim

CfP: Memory and transformation

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to invite submissions for this year’s Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, which will take place between 19 – 21 November 2018 in Birmingham. The theme of DCDC18 is ‘Memory and Transformation’ . We will seek to examine how, through developing new points of entry to collections, archives, libraries, museums, and galleries, we can work collaboratively with each other and academic organisations to meet strategic ambitions. Proposals for papers or workshops from heritage and cultural organisations and the academic community might include, but are not limited to, the following: ·        Commemoration: anniversaries, statues & memorials and national memory. ·        Physical memory: production, materiality and physical engagement with collections. ·        Artificial memory: deception, forgery and fake news. ·        Institutional memory: cross-sectoral skills, hidden

CfP: Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences

Barcelona, Spain 5 th and 6 th October 2018 This international conference seeks to investigate the global history of the sexual sciences by focusing on the concept of development. Key questions might include, but are not limited to: How are concepts of development deployed in sexual science? How is development understood, for instance, as a quality or trajectory of nations, races, social groups and communities? How is development equally a concept mapped on to individuals? How do related sciences further these concepts and ways of thinking about human sexuality? How, for example, do hormonal theories of sexual development intersect with other theories and ideas about development in the sexual sciences? How are the links between individual and cultural or racial development imagined? How is sexual scientific knowledge positioned in relation to the development of the human sciences and related processes of knowledge production? How do global developments of sexu

CfP: International Conference History of Physics

3rd International Conference on the History of Physics under the auspices of the European Physical Society 4th Early-Career Conference for Historians in the Physical Sciences of the American Institute of Physics 17-21 October 2018.  Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain) Url:  http://www.ehu.eus/ehusfera/ hopdss2018/ 2018 marks the 50 th  anniversary of the creation of the European Physical Society (EPS). In this context, and following the success of two previous meetings in Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Pöllau (Austria), we are happy to announce the Third International Conference on the History of Physics, under the auspices of the EPS, which will take place in Donostia/San Sebastian (Spain) in October 17-21, 2018. The main goal of the conference is to provide a forum where historians of physics and physicists meet to reflect on the importance of the history of science for the development of contemporary physics, not only in its conceptual evolution but also at th

Wellcome Trust-funded Master's at CHSTM, Manchester

Deadline for preliminary applications: Friday 16 March 2018 The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, invites expressions of interest and applications for a Master’s studentship in Humanities and Social Science, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The studentship covers full fees and a living allowance for one year of taught Master’s study. UK universities are eligible to nominate one candidate per institution. As the University of Manchester’s leading centre for teaching and research in the field, CHSTM has a strong record of success in securing studentships in this competition. Applicants must be strongly committed to building a research career relevant to the themes covered by the Wellcome Trust’s Master’s Awards in Humanities and Social Sciences scheme, and must meet th

Fully funded postgraduate research studentship

A History of Audience Thinking at the Science Museum, 1950-2016 AHRC Funded Collaborative Doctoral Award, between UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies, and the Science Museum’s Audience Research and Research and Public History departments. How have audiences been understood in the past 70 years at the Science Museum? How has this understanding changed? How have these changing understandings successively informed the construction of displays at the Science Museum? This project is concerned with researching the history of how audiences have been successively conceived of at the Science Museum, from ca.1950 to ca.2016. It is aimed at uncovering the relationship between changing conceptions of audiences over this period and the evolution of understandings, within the Museum, of its mission as a public institution participating in the production of the public cultures of sciences in Britain. The Science Museum, since the 1990s, has had a dedicated department

One year teaching associate position, University of Strathclyde

12 month teaching associate position at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, University of Strathclyde: Applications are invited for a fixed term (12 months) Teaching Associate within the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow, at the University of Strathclyde ( www.strath.ac.uk/cshhh ).  The CSHHH Glasgow was established in 2005 as a collaboration in the Medical Humanities.  It is now an internationally-recognised teaching, research and postgraduate community supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust and from the UK’s research councils. This post is designed to attract an outstanding early career scholar to work in the CSHHH Glasgow.  We are seeking candidates with growing reputations for excellence in research-led teaching.  The successful candidate should be capable of delivering and contributing to existing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in the history of health and healthcare.  Class

Franklin-Lavoisier Prize

Science History Institute and Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie Franklin-Lavoisier Prize The call for nominations for the Franklin-Lavoisier prize is open until 30 March 2018. The Franklin-Lavoisier Prize is awarded jointly by the Science History institute in Philadelphia and the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie in Paris. Named in honour of Benjamin Franklin and Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, the prize recognizes unusually meritorious efforts in the preservation or promotion of the entwined scientific heritage of France and the United States. Further information about the prize and the nomination procedure is available at:  https://www.sciencehistory. org/franklin-lavoisier-prize Also at:  actions.maisondelachimie.com/ prix_franklin.html

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Award Scheme 2018

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Award Scheme 2018 Opening date: 1 March 2018 Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018 The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites applications for its Award Scheme for 2018. SHAC offers two types of award: support for research into the history of chemistry or history of alchemy by New Scholars and support for Subject Development of either history of chemistry or history of alchemy. It is expected that applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 July 2018. The Awards are most suitable for activities to be undertaken in the academic year October 2018–September 2019. New Scholars Awards are open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD since 1 January 2013. Awards of up to £750 will be made to cover research expenses, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, the reproduction of documents, and library fees. Ap