28 de septiembre de 2016

JOB: Full-time Postdoc for Research Project on Ideological Bias and Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science

The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven (Belgium) invites applications for one full-time postdoctoral position as part of a research project on 

Ideological Bias and Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science 

which is funded by a KU Leuven C1 grant (PI: Andreas De Block, co-supervisor: Lorenz Demey). 

DURATION: 24 months (with an assessment after the first year)
Starting date: ASAP

Net salary: roughly 2100 €/month

The candidate will be part of the Center for Logic and Analytic Philosophy and will work on topics related to the project (For further information on the project, please contact Andreas De Block). 


The candidate must have obtained a PhD in philosophy before taking up the position. Her/his areas of specialisation should include philosophy of science and/or argumentation theory. The candidate should also be familiar with cognitive and/or social psychology. 

Application Materials
Candidates are requested to submit the following application materials to andreas.deblock@kuleuven.be

* a cover letter
* a CV 
* a recent writing sample 
* two letters of recommendation (sent independently to the above email address by the referees)

CfP: The European Philosophy of Science Association

The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) invites contributed papers and proposals for symposia for its next conference, EPSA17 (www.philsci.eu/epsa17), which will be held at the University of Exeter from 6-9 September 2017.

The conference will feature contributed papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of the philosophy of science, and will bring together a large number of philosophers of science from Europe and overseas. We are also welcoming philosophically minded scientists and investigators from other areas outside the philosophy of science, for example as participants in a symposium, and we particularly welcome submissions from women, ethnic minorities, and any other underrepresented group in the profession.

The conference has ten sections:
1 General philosophy of science
2 Philosophy of the physical sciences
3 Philosophy of the life sciences
4 Philosophy of the cognitive sciences
5 Philosophy of the social sciences
6 Philosophy of technology and philosophy of interdisciplinary research
7 Philosophy of science in practice
8 Formal philosophy of science
9 Integrated history, philosophy, and social studies of science
10 Ethical issues in the sciences
The EPSA17 Program Committee, headed by David Teira and Thomas Reydon, will strive for quality, variety, and diversity on the program. A selection of accepted contributed and symposium papers will appear in an edited volume, to be published by Springer.

Contributed Papers - We invite submissions of both a short abstract (max. 1,000 characters) and an extended abstract through EasyChair, our online submission system, by 5 January 2017. The extended abstract should include the number and title of the relevant section, the title of the paper, and an abstract of max. 1,000 words. The allocated time for delivering contributed papers at the conference will be 30 minutes, including discussion. Please prepare your abstracts for blind review, and submit your extended abstract as a PDF file. Authors who want their paper to be considered for the poster session in case of non acceptance as a talk should tick the appropriate box in EasyChair. Authors whose papers could not be accepted for presentation as a talk but who are offered a place in the poster session will be notified in the decision email.

8th International Scientific Conference Security Concepts and Policies – New Generation of Risks and Threats

Type: Conference
Date: June 4, 2017
Location: Macedonia
Subject Fields: Social Sciences, Humanities
The Organizing Committee announces the call for papers which are to be presented at the Conference.

The topics are the following:
       Security, security system and approaches to risks and threats
       Reforms in the security system
       Police and science
       Geopolitics and security integrations
       Criminology and criminal law in the function of security
       Criminalistic aspects of security
       Law, democracy, rule of law and human rights
Conference Goals:

The goal of the Conference is the acquisition of valid results and scientifically verified findings that allow the implementation of a rational and acceptable solution in maintaining security and dealing with risks and threats.
Call for Contributions

All authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help us shape the Conference by submitting their scientific, review and professional papers based on original and unpublished work.

CfP: The Body & Culture

Type: Call for ProposalsDate: April 12, 2017 to April 15, 2017Location: United StatesSubject Fields: Cultural History / Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Anthropology, Popular Culture Studies, Sociology



CFP:  Body & Culture
Abstracts Due October 1, 2016
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
For information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference


Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals dealing with the intersection of the body and culture are now being accepted.  The Body and Culture Area encourages interdisciplinary dialogue over the body as text, both literal and discursive, and how the body’s production of meaning is socially, culturally, historically, and politically located.  Papers may address the meanings culture writes onto bodies, the origin of those meanings, and the impact those meanings have on bodies so inscribed. 
Papers across disciplines, cultural contexts, and historical periods are welcome. Abstracts should be submitted to: http://ncp.pcaaca.org

CfP: The Making of a Global Market: Resort Skiing, Knowledge Transfer, and Media Culture during the Post-War Era (1950s-1970s)

Type: Call for Papers
Date: November 30, 2016
Location: Australia
Subject Fields: World History / Studies, Sport History & Studies, Social History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Economic History / Studies

Call for Papers: The Making of a Global Market: Resort Skiing, Knowledge Transfer, and Media Culture during the Post-War Era (1950s-1970s)

We are seeking contributions for a peer reviewed, edited volume about skiing, knowledge transfer and media culture in ski resorts during the post-war era (1950s-1970s) which is intended to be published at a high quality publishing house in 2017.
Skiing as a sport has been practised in various forms and shapes for a long time. The earliest artefacts have been dated back to about 6,000 BC. In the last 150 years or so, alpine skiing has emerged and undergone “many improvements and almost metamorphoses” (Allen, 2012). But it was only in the post-war era that skiing turned from a niche sport into a multi-billion-dollar industry. The post-war-model of single purpose ski resorts attracted an increasing amount of visitors to mountainous regions all across the world and helped “morphing the sport from an elite practice to become a keystone of middle-class identity” (Denning, 2015).
The broadening of media sports cultures through the mainstreaming of television and the introduction of video supported the spread of ski resorts. The media coverage of ski competitions promoted the sport, creating visibility for ski cultures around the world. With resort skiing gaining popularity, formerly undeveloped, often inaccessible, regions in mountainous regions became centres of a mass industry, attracting skiers to specific, purposefully built places to practise the sport.
Research examining these historical developments will offer fresh insights: It will uncover a variety of critical domains such as knowledge exchange, migration, modernization and tourism – and interrogate the “strong interactive influences of various countries and certain persons in the sport” (Hoffmann, 2013). It will also discuss the significant role of media in the creation of emerging mass cultures around skiing. Many accounts document the influence of Austrian and Swiss know-how in the development of new areas: The establishment of ski resorts in the American west, for example, is described as a “facsimile of the Alps” (Denning 2015) with “a Gasthaus here and a Bierkeller there” (Allen, 2012). In the Australian context, the narrative of European influence is present as well, as migrants from Europe built up Australian post-war resorts according to what they have learned in various resorts all over the European Alps (Cross, 2012). In any case, the question if and how developers all over the world drew on similar patterns to create resorts, needs further exploration. Due to a lively exchange between the single resorts in different countries, an increased mobility of skiers, as well as global media coverage of ski events, ski resorts soon turned into transnational spaces.

27 de septiembre de 2016

Postdoctoral fellowship at the MCMP (LMU Munich)

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 1-year postdoctoral fellowships starting sometime between April 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is not possible.)

We are especially interested in candidates who work on one or more of the following topics: philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, Bayesian epistemology, Bayesian philosophy of science, philosophy of physics (esp. the foundations of quantum statistical mechanics), and collective decision theory. The successful candidates are expected to submit a research proposal (e.g. for the DFG) with the MCMP as the host institution within four months after starting the fellowship. Some teaching is possible, but not required.

Application deadline: October 30, 2016

For more information and details please visit the MCMP's website: http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_20160926/index.html

23 de septiembre de 2016

Dynamis. Volumen 36(2). 2016


Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam

Volumen 36(2)  2016


Dynamis y los nuevos retos en la edición de revistas científicas

Guest Editor: Francisco Javier Martínez

Translating Pasteur to the Maghreb
Francisco Javier Martínez

Le laboratoire et le bled. L’Institut Pasteur d’Alger et les médecins de colonisation dans la lutte contre le paludisme (1904-1939)
Claire Fredj

Double trouble: French colonialism in Morocco and the early history of the Pasteur Institutes of Tangier and Casablanca (1895-1932)
Francisco Javier Martínez

Les  Instituts  Pasteur  du  Maghreb: mémoires  divisées, histoire transversale
Anne-Marie Moulin


El arte al servicio de la ciencia: antecedentes artísticos para la impresión total del paisaje en Alexander von Humboldt
Elisa Garrido Moreno, Sandra Rebok y Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper

Antoni de Martí i Franquès, ¿un genio aislado? La llegada del lamarckismo a Barcelona en la primera mitad del siglo XIX

Expertos, química y medicina: Antonio Casares (1812-1888), José Salgado (1811-1890) y la controversia en torno al análisis de las aguas del balneario de Carratraca
Ignacio Suay-Matallana

La identidad profesional del practicante: el caso de Aragón, 1857-1936
Isabel Blázquez Ornat

Rafael Vilar Fiol (1885-1971) y el intento de fundación de una escuela de odontología en Valencia antes de la Guerra Civil
Xavier García Ferrandis y Àlvar Martínez Vidal

Perícias, acidentes e hérnias no contexto do direito à saúde, Colômbia 1915-1946
Óscar Gallo


Isabelle Boehm, Nathalie Rousseau, dirs. L’expressivité du lexique médical en Grèce et à Rome. Hommages à Françoise Skoda
Berta Gutiérrez Rodilla

Arnau de Vilanova. Arnaldi de Villanova Opera Medica Omnia, XIV: Expositio super aphorismo Hippocratis «In morbis minus» - Repetitio super aphorismo Hippocratis «Vita brevis», edición de Michael R. McVaugh y estudio introductorio de Michael R. McVaugh y Fernando Salmón
Sebastià Giralt

Éxtasis y visiones: la experiencia contemplativa de Teresa de Ávila
María Laura Giordano

Gerardo Martínez Hernández. La medicina en la Nueva España, siglos XVI
y XVII. Consolidación de los modelos institucionales y académicos
María Luz López Terrada

Víctor Navarro Brotons. Disciplinas, saberes y prácticas. Filosofía natural, matemáticas y astronomía en la sociedad española de la época moderna
Antonio Sánchez

Josep Lluis Barona-Vilar, Ximo Guillem-Llobat, eds. Sanidad Internacional y transferencia de conocimiento científico. Europa, 1900-1975
Rosa Ballester Añón

Marius Turda, Aaron Gillette. Latin Eugenics in Comparative Perspective
Gustavo Vallejo

Two full professorships at the LCSS of the U of Hannover

I would like to draw your attention to two jobs advertized by the Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS, www.lcss.uni-hannover.de) at Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. 
One is a Full Professorship in Science and Society, the other a Full Professorship in Methodology of Higher Education Research and Science Studies. The closing date for applications is November 3rd.

Call for papers: 'Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals'

Pharmaceutical innovation after World War II: from rational drug discovery to biopharmaceuticals’.

The twentieth century has witnessed an unprecedented advancement of biomedical sciences, especially in drug discovery and design. After World War II, life-saving pharmaceutical innovation has materialised primarily through systematic research, and has consisted of a series of thematic developments that have been tightly-linked not only to the contemporary technological advances, but also particularly to the contemporary understanding of human physiology and pathophysiology.

This Research Topic aims to delineate and conceptualise pharmaceutical innovation within the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the post-World War II era, and to highlight its roots and pathways throughout that period. From the systematic assessment of botanicals and vital stains to the era of structural biology and computational modelling, authors are invited to contribute to the analysis of the historical and scientific details that have shaped pharmaceutical innovation.

For more information please see the announcement on our website, here:

Two positions in History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh

Open Rank Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science is searching to fill two tenured or tenure track positions. Rank:  Open in History and Philosophy of Science beginning September 1, 2017, pending budgetary approval. AOS:  Open, but with strong preference for History and Philosophy of Biology; AOC: Open. Candidates should exhibit interest in integrating history and philosophy of science as well as in-depth knowledge of the science or sciences relevant to their research.   Four courses per year; graduate and undergraduate advising; usual non-teaching duties.   Ph.D. prior to appointment is required. 
Tenured applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV, references not required at this time, through the following URL: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTY0.
Untenured Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, at least three confidential references, a research statement, teaching experience, and a writing sample through the following URL: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTY0. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.  In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. 
Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions to Natalie Schweninger, HPS Department Administrator, nas151@pitt.edu
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