Rethinking Sexology: Post-doctoral and doctoral funding opportunities at the University of Exeter

“Rethinking Sexology – The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940” This major five-year Wellcome Trust-funded Joint Investigator Award project (2015-2020), led by Professor Kate Fisher (History) and Jana Funke (English) at the University of Exeter, seeks to reconsider the emergence of the scientific study of human sexuality in the late nineteenth- Read the full article…

Hidden Persuaders: New project website on ‘brainwashing’ in the Cold War

“Hidden Persuaders” is a project enabled by a Senior Investigator Award to Professor Daniel Pick from The Wellcome Trust. The project examines ‘brainwashing’ in the Cold War for the roles, real and imagined, played by psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts. The project asks how these disciplines pictured tyranny and freedom of mind, were drawn into ‘psy warfare’ and Read the full article…

“Collections: an Enlightenment Pedagogy for the 21st Century” (History of Med & Science PhD Scholarships, Glasgow)

“Collections”: 5 fully funded Ph.D.s at the University of Glasgow, including history of medicine and history of science projects in collaboration with the University Archives, Special Collections, and The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. NB: FOUR studentships are listed below, and each focuses on a different topic and historical time period.  The Leverhulme Trust: “Collections” ScholarshipsCollections: an Enlightenment Read the full article…

History of the Human Sciences Journal: New Incoming Editors & Book Review Editor

HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES aims to expand our understanding of the human world through a broad interdisciplinary approach. The journal publishes articles from a wide range of fields – including sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, literary theory and criticism, critical theory, art history, linguistics, geography and the law – that engage with the Read the full article…

A History of Distributed Cognition (CfP, Interdisciplinary Workshop Series)

A History of Distributed Cognition: Interdisciplinary Workshop Series) In philosophy and cognitive science a range of recent theories argue that the mind is not just brain-based but is distributed across the brain, body and world. This workshop series, part of a larger, AHRC-funded project, explores the historical expression of related notions of the mind as Read the full article…

International Perspectives on Science, Culture & Society (Book Series, Pickering & Chatto)

Fern Elsdon-Baker (Coventry University), Salman Hameed (Hampshire College) and Ignacio Silva (University of Oxford) are actively seeking proposals for innovative monographs and essay collections for their series: International Perspectives on Science, Culture and Society. This series brings together insights from historians, philosophers and social scientists and seeks to build an understanding of the social and cultural context of Read the full article…

CALL FOR PAPERSOral Histories of Science, Technology and MedicineThe Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with Royal Holloway University of London and the Oral History of British Science at the British Library, with support from the Wellcome TrustVenue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UKDate: Friday 10th- Saturday 11th Read the full article…

Oral Histories of Science, Technology & Medicine (CFP, Conference, Egham, Surrey, 10-11 July 2015)

CALL FOR PAPERSOral Histories of Science, Technology and MedicineThe Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with Royal Holloway University of London and the Oral History of British Science at the British Library, with support from the Wellcome TrustVenue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UKDate: Friday 10th- Saturday 11th Read the full article…

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ and ‘Moral Insanity’ (Conference, London, 12 May 2014)

Historical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ and ‘moral insanity’ This conference is a collaboration between an ESRC funded project called ‘Cross disciplinary Perspectives on ‘Anti-social personality disorder’ and the: Centre for the History of the Emotions . When: Monday May 12th: 9-30 -> 5.00pm Where: Queen Mary University of London There is a fee of Read the full article…

The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics & Creativity (Neuroscience Symposium, New York City, 6–7 February 2014)

  Thursday–Friday, February 6–7, 2014 The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics and Creativity: Neuroscience Symposium The Italian Academy, Columbia University Free and open to the public. Space is limited; please reserve seats Keynote speech by Marcus Raichle (Washington U. School of Medicine). With Randy Buckner (Harvard), Felicity Callard (Durham U.), Maurizio Corbetta (Washington U. School of Medicine), Rex Jung (U. of New Mexico), Bill Kelley (Dartmouth), Daniel Margulies (Max Planck Institute, Read the full article…