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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers: "Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice" (Office for the History of Science, Uppsala University, 12-14 April, 2018)
Apr 5, 2017 -
We announce a conference at the Office for the History of Science, Uppsala University to take place April 12-14, 2018 on the topic of “Making It Up: Histories of Research Integrity and Fraud in Scientific Practice.”  We call for papers that explore the history of research integrity and fraud, including the question of how the meaning and consequences of... Read more

University of Illinois Archives, British Library, American Philosophical Society, and MIT Receive NEH Grant to Preserve the History of Cybernetics
Apr 4, 2017 -
The University of Illinois Archives has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a prototype web-portal and analysis-engine to provide access to archival material related to the development of the iconic, multi-disciplinary field of cybernetics. The grant is part of the NEH’s Humanities Collections and Reference... Read more

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia
Mar 27, 2017 -
The Department of Engineering and Society (E&S) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) beginning in August 2017. The responsibilities of the position will be to teach three STS courses per academic semester. The... Read more

Journal of Transport History: John Scholes Transport History Research Essay Competition, 2017
Mar 16, 2017 -
The John Scholes Prize, of up to €275 (275 Euros), is awarded annually to the writer of a publishable paper based on original research into any aspect of the history of transport and mobility. The prize is intended to recognise budding transport historians. It may be awarded to the writer of one outstanding article, or be divided between two or more entrants.... Read more

Call for Papers: SHOT Graduate Student Workshop, October 2017
Mar 9, 2017 -
SHOT invites applications from graduate students to present short papers (up to 10 pages, 1.5-spaced) at an intensive workshop embedded in the formal SHOT conference. The workshop will provide graduate students with an opportunity to develop their presentation skills and to receive extensive feedback on their work.  This is an exciting opportunity to become familiar... Read more

Call for Papers: 40th History of Technology Conference, Colors in Technology - Technology of Colors
Mar 6, 2017 -
The 40th History of Technology Conference will be held at the Klostergut Paradies in Schlatt near Schaffhausen, Switzerland on 17 and 18 November 2017. The Conference is a platform for the exchange of ideas between research, teaching and industry. The speakers and the invited guests come from universities, libraries, collections and museums or contribute their business... Read more

Tensions of Europe Summer school: Borders and Crises in European Past and Present - angles from the history of technology (Athens and Delphi - Greece, September 5-7, 2017)
Mar 6, 2017 -
September 5-7, 2017 the Tensions of Europe Early Career Scholars’ Group organises the summer school “Borders and Crises in European Past and Present – angles from the history of technology” in connection to the 8th Tensions of Europe Conference (Athens, 7-10 September 2017). The summer school aims at introducing PhD’s and early career... Read more

Call for Papers: RE:TRACE 2017 - 7th International Conference for Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology
Mar 6, 2017 -
The 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology titled RE:TRACE focuses on an evaluation of the status of the meta-discipline Media Art Histories today. The conference takes place November 23-25, 2017 in Krems and Vienna (Austria). The organizing committee invites researchers of different areas, disciplines and practices to... Read more

Statement by the Officers and Executive Council of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) regarding immigration policy changes in the US
Feb 7, 2017 -
The Society for the History of Technology is committed to academic freedom, freedom of expression, and fostering diversity with regard to age, gender, race, ethnicity, nation of origin, physical abilities, sexual orientation, religion, training, and employment. To this end, SHOT affirmatively embraces all who wish to join, participate, and have a voice in our... Read more

Call for Papers: 10th Blount Postal History Symposium World War I and its Immediate Aftermath
Jan 25, 2017 -
The Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington, D.C. published a call for proposals for the 10th Blount Postal History Symposium that will take place November 1-2, 2018. The symposium is titled  World War I and its Immediate Aftermath . You can download the call for papers here . Deadline is June 15, 2017. Read more


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