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Call for Applications: 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST) invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017. Initiated at the 22nd International Congress of History of Science in 2005 held in Beijing, the DHST Prize is awarded by the IUHPST/DHST every four years to up to five young historians of science and technology for outstanding doctoral dissertations, completed within last four years.

The 2017 DHST Prize does not specify distinct categories, but submissions must be on the history of science or technology in any part of the world. The Award Committee will endeavor to maintain the broadest coverage of subjects, geographical areas, chronology and civilizations (African, American, Asian, Islamic, Western and Ancient Civilisations, and others not included in the above list).

Submission deadline: August 31, 2016

Click here for more information and to apply.

Call for Applications: Scholar-in-Residence, Deutsches Museum

The Deutsches Museum in Munich has several attractive scholarships to offer research scholars interested in working for six or 12 months on projects involving the museum`s vast and heterogeneous collections. The scholarship programme is international and interdisciplinary in scope.

There are myriad opportunities at the Deutsches Museum for innovative research into scientific processes and the changing cultures of technology. Founded in 1903, the museum’s holdings comprise some 100,000 objects; an archive of 4,500 shelf metres including an extensive collection of scientific photographs, technical illustrations, trade literature and private papers; and a specialist research library with 875,000 volumes, 5,000 journals, and an extensive collection of rare books on the history of science and technology. The museum’s collections have evolved over the years, absorbing the instruments, books and archives of individual scientists and engineers as well as of companies and scientific institutions, and reflect bygone experimental systems and cultures of innovation. The unique structure of this collection enables scholars to develop innovative cross-disciplinary methods of research on the basis of texts, images and artefacts available on site and to engage in both the historical and archaeological exploration of science and technology.

Projects involving innovative approaches to artifact-oriented research are especially welcome.

Please visit the Deutsches Museum website for more information and to apply.

Call for Applications: The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute

The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and affiliated with Groningen University. It is located in the centre of The Hague. The staff of the institute consists of about 50 persons, mostly researchers. TNO is an independent interdisciplinary research institute aimed at connecting people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

NIDI has together with TNO-Leiden a vacancy for a PhD project on how the main patterns of work among persons aged 45-69 years, are related to participation in other productive roles such as informal care and voluntary work, and the implications of these patterns for health and well-being. People work longer, due to the closure of early exit routes and in the increase of the statutory pension age. At the same time, people are asked more often to participate in unpaid work, such as informal care (caring obligations for parents, other relatives and friends). These shifts raise many questions about how older workers manage their late careers and other roles in society. Do paid and unpaid activities compete with or rather reinforce each other? How are retirement plans and behavior influenced by experiences (e.g. physical and mental demands) of other productive roles? What role do paid work and other productive roles play in the development of a post-retirement life?

The deadline for submitting applications is August 30, 2015.

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and Sociology of Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the history of science, to begin July 1, 2016. In addition to contributing to the graduate program, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in the Science, Technology, and Society Program, a thriving undergraduate major administered through the department.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2015

For more information, please click here.

Job Opportunity: Department Chair, Purdue University

The Department of History at Purdue University seeks nominations and applications for the R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science.

Scholars with a Ph.D. in history or the history of science and the rank of associate or full professor, a strong publication record and research agenda as well as exemplary teaching experience are encouraged to apply. The area of specialization and time period are open. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of science, provide leadership for program development in the history of science, medicine, and technology, and contribute to the intellectual life of the department, College of Liberal Arts, and Purdue University.

Send letters of nomination and applications to R. Douglas Hurt, Head, Department of History, University Hall, 672 University Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. Inquiries should be directed by email to or by phone to 765-494-4123.

The initial review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Call for Applications: PhD Student, History of Science, New York University

The NYU Department of History seeks applicants for newly funded graduate student position(s) in the History of Science and Technology.  The department will be interviewing highly-qualified candidates for enrollment starting Fall 2016.  The PhD students would join a growing group of scholars working on STS issues across NYU, as well as the very active community involved in science and society throughout the greater New York metropolitan area.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Interested students should contact Myles Jackson, Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science, NYU-Gallatin; Professor of History, Department of History, NYU-FAS; and Director of Science and Society, NYU-CAS.

Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience



The Center for Science and Society is pleased to announce the launch of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program (PSSN), a new interdisciplinary Columbia University Presidential initiative. The program fosters direct communication and knowledge sharing between experts in the arts, humanities, social sciences with those in neuroscience and related fields; thus creating a new paradigm for interdisciplinary university-sponsored research.

PSSN supports an interdisciplinary postdoctoral Presidential Scholars training program, awards faculty seed grants for collaborative research in Society and Neuroscience, and organizes public and scholarly events on cross-disciplinary topics related to mind, brain and behavior. For more information about the program, please visit

Call for Applications: The New York Botanical Garden — The Humanities Institute Junior Fellowship Program

The New York Botanical Garden
The Humanities Institute
Junior Fellowship Program
Summer 2015

The Humanities Institute, a division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to announce a Junior Fellowship Program, supported by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

To respond to the growing interest in the Humanities Institute at the academic undergraduate and graduate level, the Humanities Institute—LuEsther T.Mertz Library offers two Junior Fellowships for advanced undergraduate and graduate students during the summer of 2015. Through this program, emerging scholars can explore the significance of interdisciplinary humanities studies at a premier plant science center. Junior Fellows will conduct research and receive access to the Mertz Library’s world-renowned holdings, related to the history of botany, garden art and architecture, landscape and urban design, botanical illustration, and the book-arts, from the Middle Ages to the present.

The Junior Fellow will create a scholarly research paper highlighting a specific theme or group of rare works in the Mertz Library Collections and related resources. A Junior Fellowship at the Humanities Institute also will involve participation in the Institute’s programs, including symposia and colloquia and other public outreach activities.

The Junior Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to conduct their own research, while accessing the historical collections available in the Garden’s research facilities—the Mertz Library, the Archives, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, and the Living Collections of The New York Botanical Garden.

Advanced undergraduate or graduate student, who has a distinct interest in pursuing interdisciplinary research while in residence of one of the world’s foremost cultural institutions and plant research centers.

Tenure of fellowship: June-August 2015; exact dates to be determined in consultation with the applicant and program coordinator.

Stipend awarded: $2,000

How to Apply: The application must be submitted as a single document, as Microsoft Word or PDF files, to:

Application should include: Complete curriculum vitae of education and a short project proposal (2-pages, max. 500 words statement) that provides an overview of the research at The New York Botanical Garden. For further questions, please contact the Humanities Program Coordinator, Vanessa Sellers, at

Job Opportunity: Making & Knowing Project Manager

The Making and Knowing Project, a Research and Teaching Initiative of The Center for Science and Society, seeks a part-time Project Manager who will work with the staff of the Making and Knowing Project to ensure the cohesion and consistency of a collaboratively produced digital edition of a sixteenth-century French manuscript. The Project Manager will help the Director of the Making and Knowing project administer the project and serve as the liaison between the various research and editorial activities of the project participants.  Tasks will include helping to manage Making and Knowing activities, such as the logistics and planning of a three-week summer paleography workshop, the annual working group meetings, and events throughout the year.  The successful applicant will also track correspondence between the Project Directors, Advisory Team, and Working Groups, and manage digital output from the laboratory seminars, and other researchers, so translations and annotations can be edited by the Project Directors in an organized and timely fashion. The Project Manager will also assist in editing and proofreading the digitized version of the manuscript, as well as research outputs from the Making and Knowing laboratory.

Advanced-level reading and writing in French is required; conversational fluency in French is an asset.

For more information and to apply, please visit

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