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CfP: Science in the City 1500-1800

Call for Papers – Science in the City, 1500-1800  Institute of Historical Research/ Science Museum, London – 6-7 April 2020 This conference marks the end of Metropolitan Science: Places, Objects, and Cultures of Knowledge and Practice in Early Modern London, 1600-1800 research project, and the opening of a permanent gallery at the Science Museum. We are delighted to welcome Professor Pamela H. Smith of Columbia University, and leader of the Making and Knowing Project, as a keynote speaker. Recent historical scholarship has helped uncover the variety and vitality of the scientific activity of mercantile, artisanal, and official communities. That breadth and richness represent a very important part of the total scientific activity of early modern London, and it follows that they must be accounted for in any effort to grasp the overall scientific culture of the metropole. This conference is an opportunity to consider the mutual impact of science and the city during

Novena edición del certamen Inspiraciencia

Url:  http://inspiraciencia.es/es/concurso Inspiraciencia es una iniciativa que relaciona ciencia y escritura de una manera lúdica, un espacio abierto para pensar e imaginar la ciencia desde la ficción. Su objetivo es fomentar el acercamiento al pensamiento científico, de forma libre y personal, a través de la creación literaria y de explorar realidades antes no imaginadas. Se pueden presentar relatos de una extensión máxima de 800 palabras. El concurso tiene dos categorías: joven (menores de 18 años) y adulto (a partir de 18 años). Cada participante puede presentar un máximo de cuatro relatos, siempre que sean originales y estén escritos en lenguas diferentes. Los relatos pueden presentarse en catalán, en castellano, en euskera o en gallego. Consulta las  BASES  del concurso.

CfP: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Drought and Adaptation in the Mediterranean during the Little Ice Age (1300 -1850 AD)

URL:  https://ictaweb.uab.cat/noticies_news_detail.php?id=3562 WATERMARKS - Interdisciplinary Workshop on Drought and Adaptationin the Mediterranean during the Little Ice Age (1300–1850 AD)  ICTA-UAB, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Thursday 24 –  Friday 25 October 2019 Understanding how societies of the past struggled to adapt to climate variability is critically needed to advance research about climate change adaptation today (Adamson et al. 2018).During the historical period known as the Little Ice Age not only average temperatures decreased but extreme weather events became more frequent (White 2014; White 2011; Olivaet al. 2018). This period constitutes an excellent opportunity for the joint work of researchers from the human and natural sciences interested in adaptation. In the Mediterranean, periods ofdrought marked how communities experienced the Little Ice Age. Recent research has shown how local com

Visiting Professor at UFSC, Brazil

The Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Brazil has issued a public call for Visiting Professors. One of the available positions is in the Philosophy Department. The position is directed to "Epistemology & Logic" and the department's preference is for someone who works in philosophy of science. - Portuguese language is NOT a requirement, of course. Applications are on until May 31st. This is the link to the public announcement (in English): http://ppgfil.posgrad.ufsc.br/ files/2019/04/Edital-Site-22. 2019-Visitantes-traduzido- ingles.pdf

CfP: ARTEFACTS XXIV, Edinburgh, October 2019

ARTEFACTS is an association of historians of science and technology, mostly in museums and academic institutions, who share the goal of promoting the use of objects in historical studies. See www.artefactsconsortium.org . The theme of this 24 th meeting is DIVERSITY , and we encourage 20-minute papers or short presentations concerning both philosophical and concrete examples of how an explicit attention to diversity can enrich both our understanding and our practice in museums. We characterize ‘diversity’ broadly, encompassing both objects and people; but all proposals should have an explicit focus on the material culture of science, technology and/or medicine. Examples might include, but are not limited to: ·         Diversity of makers, scientists and users of artefacts. ·         Materiality and diversity ·         ‘Hidden’ (or deleted) histories within material culture. ·         Excluded artefacts: missing objects, objects not collected, deaccessioned

Teaching Associate. Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Department of History and Philosophy of Science Salary £30,395-£39,609 Reference JN19172 Closing date 17 June 2019 Applications are invited for a 1-year post in the history of modern science and technology with an emphasis on the period after 1900. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post. The role holder will help support and maintain the Department's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The role holder will be expected to continually update their knowledge and understanding in the field and to write up work for presentation, publication and lecturing. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. The candidate should be

Partington Prize 2020

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry established the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500) if awarded to a single essay.  Alternatively, it may be divided, or not awarded at all.   The competition is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in the history of alchemy or chemistry who, by the closing date of 31 December 2019, has not reached 35 years of age, or if older is currently enrolled in a degree programme or has been awarded a masters degree or PhD within the previous three years.  No restriction is placed on the nationality or country of residence of competitors.  Only one entry is permitted from any competitor.     The prize-winning essay will be published exclusively in the Society’s journal, Ambix.  It must not

Dibner Award

The Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits was established in 1985, through the generosity of Bern Dibner, to recognize excellence in museums and museum exhibits that interpret the history of technology, industry, and engineering to the general public. Winning exhibits, in addition to being well designed and produced, should raise pertinent historical issues. Artifacts and images should be used in a manner that interests, teaches, and stimulates both the general public and historians. The award consists of a plaque and up to $1,000 to cover expenses for a member of the design team to accept the award at the SHOT awards banquet. Exhibits are eligible for this award if they have been open to the public for no more than 24 months before the deadline for nominations on 1 June 2019 .   The Society especially encourages nominations from local and regional historical societies. Virtual exhibits are not eligible for the award. Further information about th