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Funded PhD Opportunity: Sports-Related Concussion: A Socio-Historical Analysis - Ulster University

Funded PhD Opportunity: Sports-Related Concussion: A Socio-Historical Analysis - Ulster University Supervisors: Dr Katie Liston and Dr Ian Miller https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ doctoralcollege/find-a-phd/ 344756 Summary: Social epidemiology is broadly concerned with the ways in which social, political, cultural and economic structures, institutions and relationships influence health. In that regard, the sports-related brain injury known as concussion has both a neurological and social basis: it being the only injury that one international sports board (the IRB) seeks to define, and along with blood injuries, is subject to specific regulation. This project sets out to rebalance the information asymmetry associated with concussion in sport, that is, the predominance of the bio-scientific approach. The project will redress this imbalance by examining the injury from a socio-historical perspective with a number of possible research avenues: an examination of the hi

CfP: Barcelona Workshop 11 @ LOGOS (Barcelona, 30-31 May 2019)

@  LOGOS   Barcelona  ( 30 - 31 May 2019 ) —  20th anniversary edition Website:  http://www.ub.edu/ logosbw/bw11/information.html The  * Barcelona Workshop: Issues in Conceptual Ethics and Conceptual Engineering *  is a small format conference that attempts to provide ample space for discussion and informal interaction among participants.   The Workshop will have no parallel sessions. The first BW took place in 1999, which means that BW11 is the 20th anniversary edition.  *** CALL FOR PAPERS *** We invite submissions for 35-40 minute presentations (with 25-20 additional minutes for discussion).  Submissions should take the form of a 1200-1500 words abstract. Submissions are made through easychair:  https://easychair. org/cfp/BW11 . Authors' names, postal address, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address should be given separately. Submissions will be anonymously refereed by an international committee, and selected on the basis of general quality and rel

Doctoral Fellowships in Ancient Philosophy and Science, Berlin

The Research Training Group *Philosophy, Science and the Sciences* (RTG 1939) ( ancient-philosophy.hu-berlin. de ) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is offering several *salaried positions for doctoral candidates * *stipends for pre-doctoral studies* to candidates working on a research project within the RTG 1939 on the dialogue between different forms and models of knowledge in ancient Greek, Roman and Arabic thought (including its medieval and early modern reception). Topics involve both philosophy and some special science or other (including mathematics, medicine, and other disciplines that we might not today consider special sciences, such as grammar or divination).  Salaried doctoral positions (T-VL Berlin E13 at 65%) will be funded for three years, starting on 1 October 2019 .  Stipends for pre-doctoral studies have guaranteed funding for one year, starti

ERC StG-758145 PROTEUS: JOBS - deadline January 31, 2019

ERC StG-758145 PROTEUS: Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s) Host Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Calls for application for 1 postdoc and 1 PhD positions in Philosophy of Physics: 1)  Postdoc in Philosophy of Physics The Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is seeking to appoint a postdoc in Philosophy of Physics for a fixed-term period of 24 months. The position is to support the research project PROTEUS -  Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s) , which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Silvia De Bianchi. Job description and instructions to apply can be found at EURAXESS: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/ jobs/353798?fbclid= IwAR2snknyM2JBsiIxSmSt_ QbGRtiXRe6KA47- 7pMf3JY0qvLIfmN3Pv74YLY Closing date: January 31, 2019 2)  PhD Scholarship in Philosophy of Physics The Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is accep

2 funded PhD positions in the project “The Construction of Diagrams of Relatedness in the History of Natural History and Genetics, 17th to 20th Centuries”

Two funded PhD positions are available at the Institute for Medical History and Science Study at the University of Lübeck in the context of the project  “The Construction of Diagrams of Relatedness in the History of Natural History and Genetics, 17th to 20th Centruies”. The project is funded by the Swiss National Foundation as part of the Sinergia-Grant “In the Shadow of the Tree. Diagrammatics of Relatedness as Scientific, Scholarly, and Popular Practice” (Prof. M. Sommer, Luzern, Leading house; Prof. C. Arni, Basel; Prof. S. Müller-Wille, Exeter/Lübeck; Prof. S. Teuscher, Zürich). It combines approaches from cultural history, history and philosophy of science, science studies and historical anthropology to study the diversity of diagrams that have been used since the late medieval period to conceptualize relatedness and descent. More detail on the positions is available from the website of the University of Lübeck ( https://www.uniluebeck.de/fil eadmin/uzl_personal/s

Nueva sección sobre historia de la ciencia en 'Investigación y Ciencia'

Url:  https://www.investigacionyciencia.es/revistas/investigacion-y-ciencia/secciones/39 En 'Investigación y Ciencia' acabamos de inaugurar una nueva sección sobre historia de la ciencia. Se trata de una serie de 12 artículos titulada " Correspondencias " y firmada por José Manuel Sánchez Ron . Se publicará a lo largo del 2019 (un artículo cada mes) y se propone explicar la historia de la ciencia a través de las cartas privadas de los grandes científicos. La primera entrega (enero) se ha centrado en Pasteur (su descarga es gratuita: Pasteur, el científico prudente ). La segunda entrega (febrero) estará dedicada a Newton, Halley y la edición de los Principia. Este proyecto se suma a la sección fija sobre historia de la ciencia  que venimos publicando bimestralmente desde 2011.

JOB: Two Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Digital History and/or Philosophy of Biology

The FNRS MIS project Digital History and Philosophy of Biology (DHPB), led by Prof. Charles Pence at the Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES) and Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP) at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) is advertising two-year post-doctoral fellowships in history and/or philosophy of biology. Application deadline: March 1, 2019 Starting date: May 1, 2019 Ending date: April 31, 2021 (with the possibility of an extension to a third year) More information: <https://charlespence.net/ people/2019-mis-postdocs/> , also soon to appear on Euraxess The DHPB project aims to expand the use of the tools of digital humanities – particularly textual analysis – to study the history and philosophy of the life sciences. We have developed an application (see doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0146004) and a corpus of journal article data (see doi:10.1016/j.shpsc.201

New Publication: Patients as Art

Author: Philip Mackowiak’s Dr. Philip Mackowiak is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and the Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a former governor of the Maryland chapter of the ACP. He is a graduate of Bucknell University (B.S. Biology), the University of Maryland (M.D.) and the Johns Hopkins University (M.B.A.), who began his career in academic medicine as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer with the Centers for Disease Control in the early 70’s.  In 1975, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine before joining the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1988. Throughout his career, Dr. Mackowiak has been recognized repeatedly for his work as a teacher/mentor. Twelve times since 1993 the graduating clas

CfP: 46th Symposium of ICOHTEC. Technology and Power

Url:  http://www.icohtec.org/w-annual-meeting/katowice-2019/call-for-papers/ 46th Symposium of ICOHTEC in Katowice, Poland, 22 – 27 July 2019 Deadline for proposals is Monday, 18 February 2019 (this call for papers in PDF  format) Social theorists from Max Weber to Jürgen Habermas have argued that power relations are among the defining characteristics of every society, along with culture and economic relations. The main theme of this conference, Technology and Power, seeks to interrogate the various roles technologies have played in the development of power relations in the past, in different parts of the world. Political power (local, state, and inter-state) is the most obvious of these, but relations of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, labour, age, and so on, also include elements of power. Technologies have instrumental, mediating, undermining, reinforcing, and constructive roles in all of these relations. Some technologies have been used by elites,

CfP: Hombres, género y salud

Url:  http://revistas.unla.edu.ar/saludcolectiva/announcement/view/39?fbclid=IwAR0iFOQ_UmcsLffNVISU7b-3UpDtUv8yCPlRfsvhlatCOyIu6uSYYNVpzPk Hace más de cuatro décadas, en diversos países, se ha centrado el foco en la salud de los hombres desde una perspectiva de género. Por la hegemonía de ciertas masculinidades que pueden impactar tanto en la salud de los hombres como en la de las mujeres, o la vulnerabilidad de segmentos masculinos marginados y subordinados, diversas asociaciones, revistas y publicaciones pasaron a ocuparse del tema en términos de morbilidad, mortalidad y expectativa de vida. Aunque hay una considerable producción sobre el tema, resulta necesario actualizar el conocimiento y la discusión con el fin de profundizar las relaciones entre la salud de los hombres, las identidades de género y la diversidad de orientaciones sexuales. A partir de esta perspectiva, el presente número de la revista  Salud Colectiva  convoca a la presentación de trabajos que permitan actua