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Open Meeting on the History of Physics

The History of Physics Group will hold its first Open Meeting in London on Thursday 27 September 2018. The organising committee will be pleased to receive abstracts of no more than 500 words for 20 minute oral presentations or presentations by poster on any subject related to the history of physics. Submissions from students and [...]

By | 2018-04-11T20:44:03+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Open Meeting on the History of Physics

Workshop: Narrative Science and its Visual Practices (19th April 2018)

As part of the ERC-funded Narrative Science project we are hosting a one-day workshop focused on the intersection of visual practice and narrative in science. The workshop will take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on 19th April. Science abounds with visual materials: exemplary objects, 3D models, photos, diagrams, maps, graphs. [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:19:34+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Conferences, Symposia & Workshops, News|Comments Off on Workshop: Narrative Science and its Visual Practices (19th April 2018)

The Contagion Cabaret at The British Academy (24 May 2018)

7pm (bar open from 6.30pm) Killer germs, superbugs and pestilential plagues have long fascinated writers and musicians. Join a cast of actors, scientists and literary researchers for an inventive illustration of infectious extracts from plays and music, past and present. Be sure to bring your antiseptic wipes. In collaboration with Chipping Norton Theatre and the [...]

By | 2018-03-26T15:23:25+00:00 March 26th, 2018|General Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Contagion Cabaret at The British Academy (24 May 2018)

2018/19 Visiting Fellowships at University of Leeds: School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

The School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at University of Leeds invites applications to its Non-Stipendiary Visiting Fellowships scheme for the academic year 2018/19. Visiting fellows will be provided with full library and information systems access, and office space where possible. There are no formal duties. Fellows will be expected to pursue their [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:25:14+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on 2018/19 Visiting Fellowships at University of Leeds: School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

PhD studentships (early 19thC and late 20thC) at UCL

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London and the Royal Institution offer two fully-funded PhD studentships available to commence at the start of the next academic year. Applicants should possess or be about to successfully complete a masters in the history of science or in science studies more broadly or an [...]

By | 2018-03-22T20:48:14+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on PhD studentships (early 19thC and late 20thC) at UCL

AHRC-funded PhD: Instruments of scientific governance? Historical geographies of Halley

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded studentship at the University of Cambridge, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Royal Society. The PhD studentship is one of six awards being made by the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with the Science Museums and Archives Consortium. The project is full-time, funded for three years and begins in October [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:26:49+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Jobs, Fellowships & Studentships, News|Comments Off on AHRC-funded PhD: Instruments of scientific governance? Historical geographies of Halley

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship: ‘Museum Collections, Academic Teaching, and the Making of Geology in the Nineteenth-Century University’

The School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science, University of Leeds, in collaboration with Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded 3-year PhD studentship to explore the origins of object-led teaching in the nineteenth-century university and [...]

By | 2018-03-22T20:36:05+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship: ‘Museum Collections, Academic Teaching, and the Making of Geology in the Nineteenth-Century University’

Research Fellowships: Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel) is offering research fellowships for a project starting in October 2018. The fellowships are for PhD and post-doctoral students as well as visiting research students and scholars. The project examines the intellectual history of modern structural [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:27:39+00:00 March 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Research Fellowships: Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

Mind Reading: The Role of Narrative in Mental Health

18th-19th June 2018 University of Birmingham Do clinicians and patients speak the same language? How might we bridge the evident gaps in communication? How can we use narrative to foster clinical relationships? Or to care for the carers? KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dame Professor Sue Bailey, Professor Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford), Professor Femi Oyebode (Birmingham), Professor Brendan Drumm [...]

By | 2018-03-26T08:18:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Mind Reading: The Role of Narrative in Mental Health

Event at the Royal Institution: The Electricity of Life 

Wednesday 21 March, 7.00pm to 8.30pm, The Theatre Electricity plays a vital role in our bodies, from neurons in our brain to nerves in our feet. But how does our body create electricity, how was it discovered and what clues can our understanding of electricity give us to help cure disease? Join Phil Ball and [...]

By | 2018-03-14T15:27:17+00:00 March 14th, 2018|General Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Event at the Royal Institution: The Electricity of Life