Author Archive for Hiba Seager

Call for Applications: Fellowship in the History of Knowledge, German Historical Institute

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6- to 12-month Fellowship in The History of Knowledge. Potential projects could focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas: the dynamics of knowledge transfer, communication and dissemination (or restriction) of knowledge, the preservation, collection, and curation of knowledge, and the transformative nature of knowledge and its impact on societies. It is essential that the proposed research projects make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography. The fellowship term begins September 1, 2018.

The Fellow is expected to be in residence in Washington, DC, and participate in GHI activities and events. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference.

The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars. The monthly stipend is € 1,700 for doctoral students and € 3,000 for postdoctoral scholars from European institutions; students and scholars based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900 or $3,200 respectively. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

Applications are due December 1, 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit the fellowship’s website.

Job Opportunity: Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE Fellow in Philosophy of the Social Sciences

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks applications for a one-year LSE Fellowship in Philosophy of the Social Sciences. The post holder’s primary responsibility will be to teach courses in philosophy of the social sciences for undergraduates and MSc students. These courses investigate philosophical issues concerning the nature of social scientific theory and its applications. This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months, starting from 1 September 2017.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and person specification. 

An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position.  As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.

Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 17 April (23.59 UK time). For more information and to apply, please visit the job opportunity’s website.

Job Opportunity: Senior Academic Position in the History and/or Philosophy of the Human / Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University

The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the field of the History and/or Philosophy of the Human / Social Sciences, broadly construed. The appointment will be effective from October 2017 and the rank offered will be based on the candidate’s qualifications.

The Cohn Institute seeks candidates who conduct independent research into fundamental questions in the Human / Social Sciences from the 19th century to the present. The position requires teaching in Hebrew, which the successful candidate will be expected to do by the beginning of the third year of employment. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., or receive a Ph.D. before filling the position.

The deadline for this opportunity is April 3, 2017. For more details and to apply, please visit the job opportunity’s website. Questions and inquiries should be sent by email to

Call for Applications: Strathclyde-Shanghai Early Career Medical Humanities Fellowships 2017/8

The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) at the University of Strathclyde, the Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies (MCDPS) and the Center for the History of Development (CHD) at Shanghai University invite applications for the above twelve-month Fellowships.  They are aimed at candidates who will be in their fourth year of doctoral study or in the first two years of their postdoctoral career in the academic year 2017/8.  Successful applicants will spend a year working at Shanghai University in the collaboration that has grown since 2012 between the two institutions in order to conduct personal research; to produce publications and postdoctoral funding applications; and to contribute to teaching in English for undergraduates and postgraduates.  Up to four Fellowships are available.

The deadline for this fellowship is April 12, 2017. For more details and to apply, please visit the opportunity’s website.

Call for Applications: Research Fellowships – Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

The Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences is offering research fellowships for two projects starting in the 2017-18 academic year. The fellowships are for PhD and post-doctoral students as well as visiting research students and scholars:

  • The first project examines the intellectual history of modern structural and informational biology and the philosophies behind the researchers’ work.
  • The second project explores the role of basic research in Germany starting in the 19th century, its further development by German-Jewish refugees in the US and subsequent work on molecular embryology and medical applications in the US and Israel.

Researchers for both projects must have expertise in philosophy, biology, and/or the history of science.

The deadline for this opportunity is April 27, 2017. For more details and to apply, please visit the fellowship website.

Lecturer History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Environment, or Quantitative/Computational History Department of History at University of California, Berkeley

The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses primarily in the History of Science (broadly defined) and Quantitative/Computational History should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 16% to 100% time, which would translate to 1 to 6 courses over a two semester academic year.

Basic qualifications (at time of application): The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation.

Next review date: March 24th, 2017. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: March 9th, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Please visit the job opportunity’s website for more details and to apply.

Job Opportunity: Molina Curator for the History of Medicine & Early Science, Huntington Library

The Huntington Library seeks a knowledgeable, energetic, and collaborative professional to develop and interpret its collections in the history of medicine, as well as its science holdings through the early modern period. The Molina Curator will be responsible for the intellectual management of print, manuscript, and realia holdings in these areas, creating and maintaining a vibrant collections profile that resonates with the needs of advanced researchers and contributes to the cultural enrichment of the general public.

The Library’s existing strengths in medicine include over 500 medical incunabula and the Lawrence D. Longo and Betty Jeanne Longo Collection in Reproductive Biology, as well as the papers of significant nineteenth- and twentieth-century health professionals. The Huntington is also home to the Los Angeles County Medical Association Collection of 7,000 rare books and journals. Early science materials range from a thirteenth-century Ptolemy Almagest manuscript to landmark works in the world-renowned Burndy Library, acquired by The Huntington in 2006.

The Molina Curator is a newly endowed position in the Library Division’s recently unified Curatorial Department, in which curators take a primarily subject-based approach to The Huntington’s collections, reflecting how researchers use them. This position reports directly to the Chief Curator & Associate Director of Library Collections and will work closely with the Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science & Technology, as well as other curators with intersecting collection areas. Appointment will be at the curator or senior curator level, depending upon the successful applicant’s experience.

Qualifications include specific academic subject knowledge of the history of medicine and the history of science and an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science and /or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline, and a minimum of five years of professional work experience in a special collections research or academic library.

Salary commensurate with experience; minimum $71,925. Comprehensive benefits package. Start date: July 1, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job opportunity’s website.

Library Research Awards 2017/18 – Barnard Library

The Barnard Library will award two grants of $2,500 to researchers using its Archives, Zine Library or Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) collection.

The purpose of this program is to expand social justice and feminist research by sharing with activists, artists, independent scholars and academics the material at Barnard. Undergraduate and graduate students, adjunct and term faculty, professors, journalists and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. Jury members will take an intersectional approach to evaluating applications.

Particular strengths of the three collections are the history of the college, second and third wave feminist and LGBTQ print ephemera (1970s-present newsletters, pamphlets, zines, etc.), riot grrrl, late 20th century girlhood, 20th century women’s education, NYC modern dance history, representations of women’s sexuality and embodiment, contemporary zine culture, zines by women of color. Find out more about each collection by visiting its individual website: Archives, BCRW, Zines.

Award money may be used for whatever will facilitate the researcher’s work at Barnard, e.g., travel, housing, family care.

Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2017. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by May 3, 2017 for research to be conducted at Barnard during the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. Please visit the website for more details.

Librarians at Barnard were inspired to create this program by similar awards at Columbia University and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.

Job Opportunity: Business Manager, The Center for Science and Society

The Center for Science and Society (CSS) at Columbia University seeks a Business Manager. The Business Manager works closely with the Associate Director and Director to develop budgets for administrative, project, grant, event, personnel, and operational accounts. S/he is responsible for knowing and interpreting all University financial policies and systems, complying with internal audit, government, and private agency regulations on financial disbursements, and providing analytic and problem-solving support to the Directors on matters pertaining to operating budgets and financial planning.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent and 2 years of relevant experience in financial administration required.

TO APPLY: Please see the Jobs at Columbia (JAC) posting for further information. All applications must be made through JAC.

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowship

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine is pleased to provide one $5,000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. In return, the Foundation requests a one page report on the Fellow’s research experience; a copy of the final product (with the ability to post excerpts from the paper/project); and a photo and bio of the Fellow for web and newsletter announcements. The Fellow will also be asked to present a lecture at the Countway Library.

Applications are due May 15th. For more information and how to apply, please visit the fellowship’s website.

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