27 de noviembre de 2014

Leeds: Short-term postdoctoral fellowships in the history of medicine

Thanks to a recent grant by the Wellcome Trust to the University of Leeds, opportunities are now available for 3-6 month postdoctoral fellowships in the history of medicine and other areas of the medical humanities, to be held at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI).  Details can be found here:

The application is straightforward and only two pages.  For consideration in the first round, however, applications need to be submitted by 1 December.  Thereafter, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Greg Radick
Director, LHRI

Gregory Radick
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Tel: (UK) 0113 343 3269

Director, Leeds Humanities Research Institute Editor-in-Chief, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences President, British Society for the History of Science

Canadian Association for the History of Nursing - Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship for MA/PhD Students

The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN-ACHN) invites applications for the Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship for graduate students (Masters or PhD level) studying in the field of nursing history. Preference will be given to candidates studying Canadian nursing history. Students must be enrolled at a recognized centre for the study of the history of nursing in Canada or the United States, or in a university department of history or women's studies, or with a recognized Canadian nurse historian. Application forms are available online at http://cahn-achn.ca/awards/, and must be accompanied by proof of current enrollment and 5-7 page proposal outlining the study to be completed. Applications must be submitted electronically by January 15, 2015. Questions and completed applications can be sent to Dr. Kristin Burnett, Lakehead University at kburnett@lakeheadu.ca

Whitney Wood
PhD Candidate
Department of History
Wilfrid Laurier University

26 de noviembre de 2014

CfP: British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, 2 - 5 July 2015, Swansea University

Call for papers

British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference 2015
2 – 5 July 2015, Swansea University

The BSHS Annual Conference will take place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 July 2015 at Swansea University.

The BSHS Conferences Committee now invites proposals for individual papers and for sessions from historians of science, technology and medicine, and from their colleagues in the wider scholarly community, on any theme, topic or period. Proposals are welcomed from researchers of all nationalities at all stages of their careers. Participation is in no way limited to members of the Society, although members will receive a discount on the registration fee. Offers of papers and sessions should be directed to bshs2015programme@bshs.org.uk  which is the address for all enquiries about the programme (see below for enquiries about local arrangements).

Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, be comprehensible to a non-specialist audience and avoid footnotes. Sessions, of either ninety minutes or two hours, should normally consist of three or four papers. They may also have a commentator. Proposals for alternative types of session, such as ‘round-tables’ (e.g., history of science and ‘impact’; managing research teams in history of science), are strongly encouraged. Please discuss your ideas for such alternative sessions well in advance of the submission deadline.

The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2015.

Further details on how to submit individual abstracts and session proposals are now available on the BSHS website at http://www.bshs.org.uk/conferences/annual-conference/2015-swansea.

Venue and accommodation

The conference will be held at the Singleton Park campus of Swansea University, which overlooks the magnificent sandy beach of Swansea Bay and adjoins Singleton Park proper, containing botanical gardens, boating lake, and acres of open meadow. It will start on the evening of 2 July with a plenary lecture delivered by Prof Iwan Morus (Aberystwyth University). Friday evening will offer a change of scene, with an opportunity to take in some of the sites and dining options of the city. On the Saturday evening, we shall remain on campus for the Presidential address and conference dinner featuring Welsh cuisine.

Delegates choosing to stay in the en-suite accommodation on campus will be no more than ten minutes from the dining facilities and the venue for the academic sessions, the appropriately-named Faraday Building. The programme will include parallel themed sessions, an opportunity to explore the archives and museums of the University and the city, and optional excursions to local sites of interest. An inclusive conference package will be available. Twin rooms can be requested. All enquiries relating to the local arrangements should be directed to bshsswansea2015@bshs.org.uk.

About the area

Swansea University was founded in 1920 as the fourth college of the University of Wales. It became a university in its own right in 2007. Currently it is enjoying the kudos of having been shortlisted by the Times Higher for ‘University of the Year 2014’, and the anticipation of expanding on to a second campus, due to open in 2015. History of science, medicine, and technology takes place at the University in a number of guises: in the activities of the historians of science based in the large History & Classics department, whose interests span the ancient world to the twentieth century; in the cross-campus collaboration that has led to the University become a leading centre for Disability History; in the ‘Science, Scientists, and Society’ seminar convened by staff within the College of Science; in work on the Dillwyn family, whose diverse nineteenth-century interests encompassed pottery, photography, astronomy, and literature; and in the ongoing historical work on the metal industries of South Wales, which includes the Cu@Swansea project to preserve, interpret, and regenerate the Hafod-Morfa copperworks in the Lower Swansea Valley. The University’s Richard Burton Archives contain not only the eponymous collection of the actor’s papers but also the papers of Raymond Williams, part of the South Wales Coalfield Collection, and many materials concerning the metal industries of South Wales and the families who dominated them in the nineteenth century.

Swansea, Wales’s second-largest city, is situated on the sandy southwest Wales coast, not far from the Brecon Beacons, and serves as the gateway to the Gower peninsula, the first site in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Direct trains to Swansea run from London Paddington and Manchester Piccadilly, taking approximately 3 hours and 4 hours respectively; buses run directly from the train station to the University via the city centre. Swansea can also be reached by intercity coach services. The nearest airports are at Cardiff, and then Bristol. The attractions of Swansea include two medieval castles, the Swansea Museum (formerly the Royal Institution of South Wales), the National Waterfront Museum, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, West Glamorgan Archives, and the Dylan Thomas Centre. It can serve as your staging post for day-trips and vacations further afield: to Worm’s Head and Rhossili Bay, named Britain’s best beach by TripAdvisor; to the castles of Gower; to the National Botanic Garden of Wales at Llanarthne; further west to Pembrokeshire and the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast Path; northeast to the Brecons; or southeast to Wales’s capital city, Cardiff. Further information on getting to Swansea can be found at http://www.visitswanseabay.com/tourist-information/travel-transport/. General tourist information for the area is available at http://www.visitswanseabay.com/, with information specific to the city to be found at http://www.visitswanseabay.com/destinations/swansea/

Dr Ben Marsden
Senior Lecturer, Department of History
Associate Member, Department of Music
Director, Centre for History and Philosophy of Science,Technology and Medicine (CASS)
Chair, BSHS Conferences Committee
Crombie Annexe
Meston Walk
Aberdeen AB24 3FX
United Kingdom
e-mail: b.marsden@abdn.ac.uk
phone: +44 (0)1224 272637 (office)
web: www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/history/
Recent publications:

Science and Technology Studies Tenure Track appointment, Faculty of Science, York University, Toronto

The Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Faculty of Science, York University invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Technology Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2015.  The position will focus on contemporary issues related to technology, and will complement the Department’s existing strengths in history of science and technology. Areas of specialization may include: law and regulatory practices, political economy, sociology of technology, anthropology of technology, or cognate fields in STS.  Candidates must have a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, or in a related field, and should show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research and publication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in STS, in addition to teaching in the Natural Science general education curriculum.  The candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Dec. 31, 2014.  A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three current letters of reference (at least one letter should address teaching) should be sent to: Chair, Science and Technology Studies Search Committee, 218 Norman Bethune College, York University
4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3, Email: stsadmin@yorku.ca

All positions at York University are subject to final budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference
23 – 25 July 2015: St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
It is with great pleasure that we announce two linked events comprising:
  • a two-day summer school offering opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, scientists and mental health practitioners
  • a one-day conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures
Presented by the Faculty of Philosophy and the Department for Continuing Education, these events will explore the areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics or the philosophy of value come into contact with issues about mental health.
2nd Oxford Summer School
23–24 July 2015
Delivered by renowned experts in the field through guest lectures and seminars, and providing opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, scientists and mental health practitioners.
Topics include:
  • Other Minds (Anita Avramides, Joel Kruegar and Vasu Reddy)
  • Hallucinations/Psychosis (Matthew Broome, Matthew Parrott and Owen Earnshaw)
  • Embodiment (Katherine Morris and Emily Troscianko)
  • Mental Health and Human Flourishing (Edward Harcourt and Jeremy Holmes)
  • Ancients and Mental Health (Karen Margarethe Nielsen)
  • Mental Illness and Creativity (Ann Dowker)
25 July 2015
Stimulating keynote lectures delivered by international speakers including:
  • Rachel Cooper (Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University, UK)
  • Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, USA)
  • Gerrit Glas (Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
  • Anna Christina Nobre (Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity and Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK)
Both events will be led by members of the Faculty of Philosophy:
  • Dr Anita Avramides (Reader in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford, and Southover Manor Trust Fellow in Philosophy, St. Hilda’s College)
  • Professor Martin Davies (Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy, Corpus Christi College)
  • Professor Bill Fulford (Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick)
  • Dr Edward Harcourt (University Lecturer (CUF) in Philosophy, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Keble College)
Venue: St Hilda’s College, Oxford offering plenty of networking opportunities.
Residential and non-residential options are available.
Further details available: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/ppss2
To register your interest in this summer school, please email conferences@conted.ox.ac.uk