Call for Nominations for Reader of Articles in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine to be Translated and Published in Chinese

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) has initiated a publication project in which influential articles in history of science, medicine, and technology published in the last 25 years would be translated into Chinese and issued as an anthology. In turn, historians of science in Asia are selecting ten outstanding articles in Chinese to be translated into English and published by the MPIWG. It is hoped in this way to forge closer links among scholars working in the West and Asia. Both publications will be available in open access on-line, as well as in print form. The MPIWG will obtain the permissions and underwrite the costs of translation and publication. The History of Science Society, the American Association for the History of Medicine, the British Society for the History of Science, the Division of the History of Science and Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, the European Society for the History of Science, and the Society for the History of Technology are collaborating with the MPIWG on selecting articles for the reader, and are soliciting nominations for articles to be included.

Please submit nominations (one each for history of science, history of technology, and history of medicine) at https://de.surveymonkey.com/r/reader-projct

The poll is not restricted, so please feel free to forward this link to others who might like to nominate articles.

Volunteers Needed for This Year’s History of Science Society Meeting

We are still in need for volunteers for this year’s History of Science Society meeting. Please consider helping out if you can, it is a great way of showing your thanks to the Society and helping out young scholars!

Get involved in the GECC Mentorship Program and CV Review at HSS 2015!

We are seeking both junior and senior scholars to participate as Mentors and CV Reviewers at HSS in San Fransisco, November 2015. Duties involve a commitment of about one or two hours for a Mentor or a CV Reviewer. Both programs are productive and rewarding ways to encourage and prepare the next generation of scholars.

Mentorship Program: For the senior scholar, serving as a Mentor begins with an informal meeting and then the sharing of connections and insight on scholarship directly with an HSS student during the conference. This serves as the beginning of a productive professional relationship and window for the student into the network of scholarship. Potential mentors and mentees can sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1C7_GVM1nPlymR6KFE40uFOXuVuMoY8K3uDnFOwh3FIo/viewform?usp=… or emailHSSMentorship@gmail.com directly. We recommend signing up by Monday, November 9 to ensure finding a mentor or mentee.

CV Reviews: As a CV Reviewer, the professional brings a much narrower expertise to the HSS student’s CV. In a brief 15-minute session, the reviewer examines the reviewee’s CV and offers pointers based on career and scholarship goals. Serving as a mini-interview, this process not only prepares the student to present themselves but sharpens that presentation with the eye of experience. If you are prepared to share as little as an hour of your time at HSS San Francisco and meet the future of your field, please contact Thomas Darragh at cmu@darraght.com. Graduate students and early career scholars can sign up for the CV Review through this link: https://hssgecc.wordpress.com/hss-annual-meeting-2015-san-francisco/hss-2015-cv-review-sig…

Graduate Studies Open Day: CHSTM

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) at the University of Manchester will be holding a Graduate Studies Open Day on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

Events during the afternoon will introduce the three taught Master’s (MSc) pathways:

Current opportunities for graduate research (PhD and MPhil) will also be presented.

University events

The University of Manchester is also hosting general events about postgraduate taught study on the same day. If you are interested in a taught Master’s, you can attend general talks and campus tours between 12 and 2pm, before visiting CHSTM. You will need to register separately for these events. A programme of events, and registration details, are on the University website at http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/open-days-fairs/open-day/

The University events on 25 November do not cover postgraduate research, but potential supervisors at CHSTM will be happy to answer any questions.

CHSTM events

The session will run from 2 till 4pm in Room 2.57 Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester (see Maps and travel).

Talks will cover course structures and content, the application process, and career opportunities, including progression from taught Master’s study to PhD. Current and former graduate students will also be available to answer your questions and chat informally about their experience.

Registration and contact details

Please let the CHSTM know in advance that you will be attending the CHSTM session so that we can estimate numbers, by emailing Dr James Sumner.

For advance queries about graduate study at CHSTM, please contact the relevant member of staff:

Many staff will also be available for individual meetings by prior appointment throughout the day: see the staff pages for contact details.

About CHSTM

CHSTM is one of the world’s leading centres for the histories of science, technology and medicine and their relations with wider society. We have a lively postgraduate community of Masters and PhD students, and an outstanding track record of progression from Masters to PhD, and from doctoral to postdoctoral study. We pride ourselves on the interdisciplinary nature of our programmes, and cater for students with a science background as well as those arriving with a humanities or social science undergraduate degree.

Further information about CHSTM’s graduate programmes is available at our website:

http://www.chstm.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/

http://www.chstm.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/

New ISH Website and Newsletter Information

The Secretary of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology is happy to announce that the new ISH website is now active (still located at http://ishpssb.org/). Details about that much-needed update, and the many people who made it possible, appear in the Fall ISH Newsletter: http://ishpssb.org/images/downloads/newsletters/News2015Fa.pdf

The Newsletter also contains information about the 2017 ISH meeting in São Paulo, the call for proposals for 2016 off-year ISH workshops, a message from ISH President Michel Morange, and a variety of other information about the society’s recent and ongoing activities.

HPS&ST Note (November issue)

The November edition of the HPS&ST note of the Inter-Divisional Teaching Commission (IDTC) of the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) can be found at http://tinyurl.com/idtc-hps-st-note. This is a newsletter for researchers with interests in the contribution of history and philosophy of science to theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in science education.

Get Involved in the GECC Mentorship Program and CV Review at HSS 2015!

We are seeking both junior and senior scholars to participate as Mentors and CV Reviewers at HSS in San Fransisco, November 2015. Duties generally involve a commitment of about one or two hours for a Mentor or a CV Reviewer. Both programs are productive and rewarding ways to encourage and prepare the next generation of scholars. We also encourage graduate students and early career scholars to sign up for the mentorship program and for a CV review during the meeting.

Mentorship Program: For the senior scholar, serving as a Mentor begins with an informal meeting and then the sharing of connections and insight on scholarship directly with an HSS student during the conference. This serves as the beginning of a productive professional relationship and window for the student into the network of scholarship. Potential mentors and mentees can sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1C7_GVM1nPlymR6KFE40uFOXuVuMoY8K3uDnFOwh3FIo/viewform?usp=send_form or email HSSMentorship@gmail.com directly. We recommending signing up by Monday, November 9 to ensure finding a mentor or mentee.

CV Reviews: As a CV Reviewer, the professional brings a much narrower expertise to the HSS student’s CV. In a brief 15-minute session, the reviewer examines the reviewee’s CV and offers pointers based on career and scholarship goals. Serving as a mini-interview, this process not only prepares the student to present themselves, but sharpens that presentation with the eye of experience. If you are prepared to share as little as an hour of your time at HSS San Francisco and meet the future of your field, please contact Thomas Darragh at cmu@darraght.com. Graduate students and early career scholars can sign up for the CV Review through this link: https://hssgecc.wordpress.com/hss-annual-meeting-2015-san-francisco/hss-2015-cv-review-sign-ups/.

Women’s Mentorship Tea: The annual women’s mentorship tea will be held on Friday, Nov. 20 from 2:00-3:00 pm. This is an excellent opportunity for female graduate students and early careerists to meet a variety of invited female senior scholars. Graduate students and early career scholars can RSVP directly to hssmentorship@gmail.com; space is limited.

Graduate Student CV Review Workshop at HSS 2015

Graduate Students, if you are going to be at the History of Science Society’s Conference this year, sign up for a CV review.

The CV Review offers early careerists a chance to sharpen their CV and learn from a senior scholar. Schedule a meeting time on Friday, Nov. 20th 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm or Saturday, Nov. 21st from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Visit the website to sign up: https://hssgecc.wordpress.com/hss-annual-meeting-2015-san-francisco/hss-2015-cv-review-sign-ups/

Call for Applications: Editor-in-Chief, Philosophy of Science

The Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Association’s journal, Philosophy of Science.  The editorship will be assumed on July 1, 2017 and is normally held for a renewable term of five years.

In accordance with the Bylaws of the PSA, President Ken Waters is appointing a Search and Selection Committee that will produce a shortlist of candidates for consideration by the Governing Board of the PSA.  The final selection is made by the Governing Board.

Founded in 1934, Philosophy of Science is currently published five times a year by the University of Chicago Press, with copyright retained by the Philosophy of Science Association.  Every January, April, July, and October (the regular issues) the journal publishes articles, book reviews, discussion notes, and essay reviews; every December it publishes proceedings from the most recent Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. The Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy of Science is responsible for selecting manuscripts for publication in the regular issues of Philosophy of Science, supervising the Philosophy of Science editorial office, and coordinating the production of the journal with UC Press for all issues. The Editor-in-Chief must hold a tenured academic appointment, have a distinguished research record in philosophy of science, and be capable of judicious and prompt interaction with contributors.  Further, the Editor-in-Chief will be affiliated with an institution able to join the Philosophy of Science Association in providing material and financial support for the Philosophy of Science editorial office.  For more information concerning Philosophy of Science and its editorship, see the Philosophy of Science Information Sheet.

Initial applications for the Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy of Science should summarize the applicant’s qualifications for the editorship and describe the likely institutional support, such as teaching release, office space, and graduate student assistance (formal commitments at this stage are not required).  A 1-2 page document is requested, along with a copy of the applicant’s CV.  Please submit applications by e-mail attachment to PSA Executive Director, Jessica Pfeifer, atmailto:psa@umbc.edu.

Applications should be submitted by December 20, 2015

Selected applicants will be contacted no later than January 31, 2016 with invitations to submit full proposals.  These full proposals (along with institutional commitments) will be due by March 31, 2016.  It is anticipated that the Governing Board of the PSA will announce the new Editor-in-Chief for Philosophy of Scienceby July 1, 2016.

Questions concerning applications or the Editorship should be directed to the Executive Director of the PSA, Jessica Pfeifer, at mailto:psa@umbc.edu.