Jobs: Two PhD positions in History of Humanities and Sciences (Amsterdam University; Deadline: 1 April 2016)

The Faculty of Humanities (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation) and the Faculty of Science (Institute of Physics (IOP) of the University of Amsterdam) are looking for two PhD candidates.

Both institutes are located at the Amsterdam Science Park. The positions will reinforce the newly founded Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences, and are funded by the NWO Humanities open competition programme ‘The Flow of Cognitive Goods: Towards a Post-Disciplinary History of Knowledge’. This programme is led by Prof. Rens Bod (ILLC) and Prof. Jeroen van Dongen (IOP). Read more…

Call for papers: HSS Annual Meeting (Atlanta, Georgia, 3-6 November 2016; Deadline 8 April 2016)

The History of Science Society will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting in the Westin Peachtree hotel in downtown Atlanta on 3-6 November this year. At 73 stories (220.37 m (723 ft)), the Westin is the second tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere, with sweeping views of Georgia’s cityscape. And because we will be meeting with our colleagues from the Philosophy of Science Association and, for the first time, with the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, we are fortunate that we can occupy the same hotel with plenty of space to move around. (Please note that if you are accepted onto more than one program there is a chance of a scheduling conflict and you will be asked to choose.) Read more…

Event: First Technical Art History Colloquium (Utrecht, March 10, 2016)

The newly initiated Technical Art History Colloquium is organised by prof. dr. Sven Dupré (Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam, PI ERC ARTECHNE) and dr. Arjan de Koomen (University of Amsterdam, Department of Art History, Coordinator MA Technical Art History). Monthly meetings will take place on Thursdays, alternately in Utrecht and Amsterdam. Read more…

Prize Contest 2014 Teylers Second Society: the formation of research schools in the sciences (Deadline: 1 januari 2017)

Teyler’s Foundation in Haarlem, the Netherlands, has promoted scientific investigations[Fv1]  for over 200 years. As a part of this continuing endeavour, Directors of the Foundation, together with the members of Teylers Second Society, have issued a prize contest for the year 2014 in the field of the history of science.

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The contest asks for a written study into the formation of research schools in the natural sciences. Responses can either analyse such processes from a historical perspective, or discuss the question to which degree the formation of such schools may be expected to change as a consequence of modern means of communication, and in particular the internet. Read more…

Blog: Een pleidooi voor het serieus nemen van de wetenschappelijke revolutie

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