22 de mayo de 2015

PhD Opportunity, British Library/ University of Leicester

Deadline extended to 5th June.  Please forward to suitable candidates
Applications for a three year AHRC studentship are invited from outstanding candidates domiciled in the UK or EU with an interest in oral history, history of science, technology and medicine or postwar British history.
The successful applicant will register for a PhD while working on a collaborative project between National Life Stories (the oral history fieldwork charity based at the British Library) and the University of Leicester which will focus on how commercialisation and privatisation affected the lives of government scientists. This project provides an opportunity to address broad questions about social and cultural change in late twentieth century Britain through a detailed case study.
The student will be based in the School of History at the University of Leicester which has a vibrant community of PhD students, including a number holding collaborative awards. They will be co-supervised by specialists from National Life Stories.
Candidates should have completed an undergraduate and Masters degree in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate an interest in empirical research and oral histories.
For UK residents the studentship will cover tuition fees in full and provide a maintenance stipend of £14,057 per year from the AHRC and £1,000 from the British Library. For EU residents the studentship will cover fees only from the AHRC and £1,000 from the British Library.
To apply you need to complete the standard University of Leicester online application form here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/phd/history
In place of the research proposal requested on this form, you should provide a statement of up to 1,000 words on:
  1. How you propose to develop the project theme
  2. How your education and experience to date has prepared you for this research position
Applicants should also submit:
  1. A 4-5,000 word sample of their written work
Interview Date: mid June 2015, at the British Library
For details of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme at the British Library please visit http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/highered/hecollab/collabdoctpar/
Informal enquiries to Sally Horrocks, smh4@le.ac.uk

Sally Horrocks
School of History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK

BSHS Master's Bursaries

The BSHS is very pleased to announce a competition for up to 4 bursaries of £4,000 each to support students taking a master’s degree in the history of science, technology or medicine. This round of awards will be available to those who have been accepted on a master’s programme for the academic year 2015-16.

      Applicants must have a confirmed place on a master's programme in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
      Those studying for research-based master's degrees are eligible to apply, but not PhD students nominally registered for MPhil (or similar) provisionally pending upgrade to PhD registration.
      There is no nationality requirement for applicants. There is no age limit.
      Non-members of the Society are welcome to apply.

Applications should be made using the form provided on our website and should include a financial statement indicating what other funding has been sought or received. Those who have been given full studentships from other funding sources will not be eligible for these bursaries.

All application materials should be sent to the Executive Secretary at office@bshs.org.uk with the subject ‘master’s bursaries’. The deadline is 30 June 2015.

For more details and to apply please visit our website http://www.bshs.org.uk/grants/masters-degree-bursaries

21 de mayo de 2015

Postdoc opportunity

The School of History at St Andrews is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher within the AHRC-funded ‘Publishing the Philosophical Transactions’ Project. You will have responsibility for that part of the project dealing with the social, cultural and economic history of the journal from c.1950 to 2015.

The successful candidate is likely to have experience working within the field of history of science and/or the history of publishing, and to have prior experience of working with archival materials and oral history. There are no teaching duties attached to this post.

Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website (www.st-andrews.ac.uk).   To discuss this post informally candidates may contact the director of the project, Dr Aileen Fyfe (akf@st-andrews.ac.uk).

This post is to cover a period of maternity leave and is for 10 months in the first instance. The post-holder will be employed by St Andrews, but will work at the Royal Society, London.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Dr Aileen Fyfe, FHEA, MYAS

Reader in Modern British History
School of History
University of St Andrews
St Katharine's Lodge
The Scores
St Andrews KY16 9AR

Tel. +44(0)1334 462996

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No. SC 013532)

Job: University of Leeds, School of PRHS/Centre for HPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Telecommunications History

University of Leeds, Faculty of Arts , School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

Grade 7 Salary: £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Fixed term for 12 months, beginning 1 September 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing Date: Wednesday 17 June 2015

Reference:  ARTPR1016

This Fellowship explores how far telecommunications expertise and technologies developed during the First World War facilitated  post-war developments such as radio broadcasting, commercial radio communications, wireless telephony and aircraft communications.
The role is multi-national in scope, taking further the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded ‘Innovating in Combat’ project and will be affiliated to the University of Leeds project ‘Legacies of War’ http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/legaciesofwar/
The Fellowship is supported by a generous personal donation from Mr Keith Thrower, with additional contributions from the Defence Electronics History Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and funds from the University of Leeds, Faculty of Arts and the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science.
The successful candidate must have submitted for examination a doctoral thesis in a relevant area of History of Science and/or Technology by 1 September 2015.
Please Click here to apply for this position or go to https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=2226&forced=1
As part of the application process, please upload a sample of your recent research, preferably no longer than 10,000 words; this does not need to have been already accepted for publication.
Please also upload a description (max 1,000 words) of how you would deliver the proposed research during the 1 year post.
Further information about the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science is available at
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Graeme Gooday, email g.j.n.gooday@leeds.ac.uk
Interviews are expected to be held in July 2015.
Click here for further information about working at the University of Leeds www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs

Graeme Gooday,
Head of School,
Professor of the History of Science and Technology,
School of Philosophy, Religion  and History of Science,
Woodhouse Lane,
University of Leeds,
United Kingdom.

 Phone: 0113 343 3274

19 de mayo de 2015

The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care

University of Oxford Accredited Short Course: The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care, 15 – 19 June 2015
The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care
15th – 19th June 2015
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, UK
Last Few Places Available Register at  www.conted.ox.ac.uk/HPEBHC by 29 May 2015.
This unique course will trace the historical development of evidence-based health care. Students will engage with researchers who have played key roles in defining the History, Philosophy and actual practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare. Many famous medical doctors, including Galen, Descartes and Locke, were also philosophers, and recent evidence suggests that studying humanities improves clinical skills. Medical professionals will learn to think critically about the assumptions of their profession while philosophers and historians will learn about the empirical foundations of the science they contemplate.
Many past students have published their assignments for the course in peer-reviewed journals.
Why study the history and philosophy of Evidence-Based Heath Care (EBHC)?
·         Become a better health care professional
·         Learn to think more critically
·         Become a better historian of medicine
·         Become a better writer 
Full details and information on how to apply can be found on the course website - www.conted.ox.ac.uk/HPEBHC.