CHSTM Fellowship Alert!

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include:

Short-term Research Fellowships
Dissertation Fellowships
NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowships in Residence
Research Fellowships for scholars of Medical Humanities from Brazil, India and South Africa
Access the application here: https://www.chstm.org/fellowships/chstm-fellowships

The Consortium comprises 27 educational and cultural institutions using their exceptional resources to promote academic and public understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine.

The Consortium offers rich opportunities for research. Taken together, its collections of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts are unparalleled in historical depth as well as breadth. The Consortium also provides a vibrant, challenging and collegial community. Fellows participate in public and scholarly events, as well as informal reading and writing groups, held at the Consortium’s offices in downtown Philadelphia.

Scholars residing in Brazil, India and South Africa and working in medical humanities and the history of medicine are eligible for additional support generously provided by the Wellcome Trust.

Visit our website at www.chstm.org for further information, including an online application form and a list of current and past fellows. The website also features: information about the fellowship programs of member institutions; descriptions of the exceptional collections in the museums, archives, and libraries of the Consortium; and a Consortium-wide search hub for rare books and manuscripts.

Applications for 2020-2021 must be submitted online by December 16, 2019.

Please email  info@chstm.org if you have questions.

Stay in touch on Twitter (@chstmorg) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/chstmorg/).

Weekly Roundup Aug 12, 2019

CFPs

Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM) CFP: New Online Working Groups (due Aug 17)
Lecture Series: “Flight Culture and the Human Experience” (April 16-17, 2020; Texas, USA; due Oct 1, 2019)
“Transing Academia: Scholarship for Social Change”: A Transdisciplinary Graduate Symposium (New Jersey, USA; 28 Feb 2020; due Dec 15 2019)
Symposium “Technique and Religion:Technical Cultures, Beliefs, Circulations from Antiquity until Today” (Paris; 14-15 Sept 2020; due 30 Nov 2019)
Nurturing Industrial Economy in Africa (Nov 7-8; Tanzania)
2019 SoCal UC History of Science Graduate Seminar (Nov 9, UCLA; due Oct 12)

Jobs

Johns Hopkins Department of History of Science and Technology — Faculty Position in History of Modern Life Sciences
TU Munich — Professor (Associate or Full) in Philosophy of Technology
Cornell University — Assistant Professor in Feminist Bioscience 

Upcoming Events

FULL PROGRAM AVAILABLE: Maintainers III: Practice, Policy, and Care (Oct 6-9)

News

4S 2019 Buddy System 

Weekly Roundup July 23, 2019

SHOT News

For information on funding for SHOT 2019, see last week’s roundup.

CFPs

Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA) biennial conference, (1-3 Nov; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; due Aug 2)
DEADLINE EXTENDED – American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, (March 25-29, 2020; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; due July 26)
American Association for the History of Medicine (May 7; Michigan, United States)
Home and Hearth: Gender and Energies within the Domestic Space, 19th-21st Centuries (Wood, Coal, Electricity, Gas, Oil) Societal, Economic, and Mediation Issues (June 1; France; due Sept 30)
Conference on The End of the Cold War and Its Impact on Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Jan 20-21; South Africa, due Sept 30)
International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment: Feminism in the Media-Feminism and the Media in the 20th Century (21-23 Nov; London; due 31 Aug)
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA): Representations of Disability in Science Fiction (March 5-6; New Jersey, USA; due Sept 30) 

Calls for Authors/Reviewers

Museum Media(ting): Emerging Technologies and Difficult Heritage
Social History of Medicine Gazette newsletter: Call for Contributions
The AIDS Crisis is Not Over, Radical History Review Call for Proposals

Fellowships & Funding

Deadline Extended to Aug 1! Paid Professionalization Workshop Series for Humanities Careers in Science History, Policy, and Communication
PhD Scholarship – Resilient Humanitarianism – The League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 1919-1991
Business History Conference/The Martha Moore Trescott Award for the best paper at the intersection of business history and the history of technology
Daniels Fellowship at the National Sporting Library, Middleburg VA Aug 15

Jobs

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Graduate School of Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) — tenure-track faculty position on Science and Public Engagement
Cornell University, History — Assistant Professor, Early American History
TT job: Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University

Post Docs

Cornell University, 2020-21 Society for the Humanities Fellowships, Focal Theme “Fabrication” 

Recent pubs & reviews

“The Trouble with Conferences” by Lisa Mighetto (former executive director of the American Society for Environmental History)
“Consuming the Anthropocene” at the Journal of the History of Idea Blogs 

News

Save Charles Lyell’s Notebooks–Update 

Weekly Roundup Jul 16, 2019

SHOT News

Register for SHOT Milan
Room-sharing and affordable housing for SHOT Milan  (Alternatively, if you’d like to pick your own roommate, email us for ECIG’s room-share spreadsheet!)
Apply for SHOT Travel Grants (due July 28)
EDITH (Exploring Diversity in Technology’s History) Grants (due August 5) announcement and application
WITH (Women in Technological History) Grants (due August 5) 

CFPs

American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Annual Conference (March 25-29, 2020; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; deadline extended to July 26)
Playful and Poetic. Creative Responses to Technology (Nov 14-16; Switzerland; due July 9) Addressing Cycles of Inequity: A Research Workshop on Bike Equity, Mobility Justice, and Racial Justice (Nov 1-2; UC Davis, USA; due Aug 15)
Environment and Resource Management in Early Modern Europe panel series in the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, USA; 2-4 April; due 26 July) 

Calls for Authors/Reviewers

Edited Volume:  Environment and Narrative in Vietnam
Transverse Disciplines: Working across and beyond Academic Communities 

Fellowships & Funding

University of South Carolina – Beaufort, Humanities — Pre- or Postdoctoral Fellow, Reconstruction Era/19th C US
New MA programme (2yrs), TU Berlin: Theorie und Geschichte der Wissenschaft und Technik
University of Texas at Austin, Office of Strategy and Policy: UT OnRamps — Online History Grader 

Jobs

Skidmore College, American Studies — Tenure-track Assistant Professor 

Post Docs

University of South Carolina – Beaufort, Humanities — Pre- or Postdoctoral Fellow, Reconstruction Era/19th C US 

Upcoming Events

Inaugural meeting of The Collections, Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM) Caucus at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society (HSS)
6S Workshop / Postgraduate Workshop at 4S 2019 (Society for Social Studies of Science Student Section)
Data, Scientific Knowledge, and Genomic Causality Workshop (9-10 Dec; Israel) 

News

AHA Eliminates Job Center at Annual Meeting and Sets New Hiring Guidelines: The AHA will no longer sponsor employment interviews at its annual meeting. The AHA Council has issued new guidelines for first round interviews that refer to all potential interview venues.

Doctoral Studentship at Strathclyde

     History in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde is offering a doctoral studentship in the INSPRE (Interdisciplinary Sustainable Practices of Research in Energy) programme. The candidate will have a strong undergraduate and postgraduate background in the history of science and technology and/or science and technology studies and will engage in interdisciplinary research across all four faculties of the University of Strathclyde. The candidate will register in the PhD History programme and will be supervised by Dr. Matthew N. Eisler and co-supervised by other INSPRE principals in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, and Strathclyde Business School. As part of their applications candidates will propose a project of interdisciplinary research addressing themes at the intersection of energy, environment, and public policy. Candidates will apply via the University of Strathclyde’s Pegasus system, choosing “History” as Department and “PhD History” as “Organisation/Programme,” following instructions at “Postgraduate research opportunities – History-INSPRE PhD Studentship” on the University of Strathclyde webpage.

Weekly Roundup June 24, 2019

Jobs

Lafayette College, Department of History — Assistant Professor of History, Medieval/Early Modern Europe
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History — Latinx Political History Curator 

Recent pubs & reviews

New open access book: Science Policy Under Thatcher

Upcoming Events

From New York to Tehran: American Pragmatism, Muslim Engineers, and the Making of Modern Iran – July 25, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Linda Hall Library, event will be livestreamed

News

Call for Applications: British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Outreach and Engagement Committee (OEC) Postgraduate Representative (due July 5) 

Weekly Roundup June 10, 2019

CFPs

2019 Hagley Museum Fall Conference (Nov 8; Wilmington, DE, USA; due June 1)
Alternative Pathways (9/10 Nov; Shanghai University; due 13 June)
International Conference  “Between Kyiv and Vienna: Histories of People, Ideas, and Objects in Circulation and Motion” (Vienna; 4-7 Dec; due 5 Aug)
“Formalisation, Informalisation and the Labour Process: Comparative Perspectives”, (Göttingen; 20-22 Nov; due 23 June)
Labour history of socialist globalisation: The view from the shop-floor (Konstanz; 10-11 Oct; due 14 June) 

Calls for Authors/Reviewers

Tecnoscienza special issue: “Reconsidering Assumptions about ‘Conjugated Subjects’: Connection, Sharing, and Entanglement in Postcolonial Studies of Technoscience” 

Fellowships & Funding

Research Fellowships at Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) (June 17)
Darmstadt University of Technology, History — Doctoral Fellow, History of Material Culture and Technology in East Asia (July 15)
New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study — Post Doctoral Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology (June 17)
2019 STM Graduate Student Paper Prize (from the Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) interest group of the Society for Medical Anthropology)

Jobs

University of Cambridge, History and Philosophy of Science — Teaching Associate, History of Modern Science and Technology
Minnesota State University-Mankato, History — Social Studies Coordinator, Department of History
National Museum of American History, Office of Curatorial Affairs — Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs
Western Oregon University — Visiting Assistant Professor, History
Wesleyan University — Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies
Georgia Tech, School of Public Policy — assistant professor (focus on information and communications technology policy)
University of Nottingham — Assistant Prof in Sociology of Science, Technology and Innovation 

Post Docs

University of Pennsylvania, Wolf Humanities Center — Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Historical Studies
University of Sussex Business School, Science Policy Research Unit  — Research Fellows in Serendipity in Research and Innovation
Lehigh University — Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Recent pubs & reviews

Journal of East Asian Science Technology and Medicine  (EASTM) Issue #49 Published & available online 

Upcoming Events

‘Safety and society: Cycle helmet debates’ Webinar (4 June)
Workshop: Rivers in the Anthropocene: Global Challenges and Local Responses (July 6-7, 2019; Jiangsu, China) 

News

History of Science and Technology Hub, University of Warwick, UK 
ASEH 2020 “Session Organizer” (for those looking to organize or join a session) 

Weekly Roundup May 29, 2019

CFPs

Race and Biomedicine Beyond the Lab: 21st Century Mobilizations (26th-27th Sept; Kings College London; DUE 1ST JULY)
The Quest for Economic and Monetary Sovereignty in 21st Century Africa (7 – 9 Nov; Tunis; due 12 June)

Calls for Authors/Reviewers

Histories of flexibility (Journal of Energy History)
Special Issue on Gender and Open Science (Dutch Journal for Gender Studies)
Massachusetts Historical Review NS 1 

Fellowships & Funding

Purdue University Archives research travel grants (due July 7) 

Jobs

National Museum of the Marine Corps — Director of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Curator of the Marine Corps
Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of American History — Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs

Post Docs

Postdocoral Research Scholar — INCITE at Columbia University
Postdoc position and PhD position, Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden

Upcoming Events

Registration Now Open: “Networks: The Creation and Circulation of Knowledge from Franklin to Facebook,” June 6-7, 2019, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
American Historical Association Career Diversity Workshop (Aug 2) — organized by the Career Diversity for Historians initiative 

News

Announcing the 2019-2020 Fellows of the Beckman Center at the Science History Institute Survey on defining A.I. technologies 

Weekly Roundup May 13, 2019

CFPs

Hagley Library Fall Conference–Commercial Pictures and the Arts and Technics of Visual Persuasion (Hagley Library, Delaware, USA; Nov 8; due June 1)
Workshop ‘Resources, Infrastructures and the Anthropocene: Dialogues between the Global-North and the Global-South’ (Lisbon, Portugal; Sep. 18-20; due June 7)
Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) Post-grad Workshop: “Society and the Creation of (al)Chemical Knowledge” (Ritman Library; Nov 29-30; due June 1) 

Fellowships & Funding

University College London STS PhD studentship in history of space science and technology
The Library Company of Philadelphia’s First Biennial Innovation Award (due Aug 1) 

Post Docs

Edinburgh Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society — Research Fellow in Biomedicine, Self and Society 

Upcoming Events

Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History 2019 (May 2 – July 11; Germany) 

Weekly Roundup, May 6, 2019

CFPs

Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science Conference (Nov 13–15; Wellington, New Zealand; due June 30)
From Hansa to Lufthansa: Transportation Technologies and the Mobility of Knowledge (23-24 May; Cambridge, UK)
Workshop: “Does Time Always Pass? Temporalities in Scientific Narratives” (May 30-31; London, UK; due May 13 & 17)
Workshop: Scientific Polyphony: How Scientific Narratives Configure Many ‘Voices’ (3 June; London, UK; due May 13 & 20)
Mosquitopia: The place of pests in a healthy world (24-27 Oct; Munich, Germany; due May 24)
Northeast Popular Culture Association, Science and Technology area (Nov 15-16; New Hampshire, USA; due June 1) 

Calls for Authors/Reviewers

The emergence of the neo-colonial in the post-modern, global present; the insidious nature of modernity and development. 

Jobs

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History — Museum Curator in Engineering
Flinders University, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences — Lecturer in History (Medieval History)
La Salle University, History — Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Modern America
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Department of History — Lecturer and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies 

Upcoming Events

Materials and Technologies Symposium (Oxford, UK; 10-11th July)
WTMC Summer School: Experimenting, or Trying to Change the World with STS (26-30 Aug; The Netherlands)