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2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

November 21st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on 2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

2017 4S Conference Proposal Submission Dates

The homepage for the 4S 2017 meeting is now live. The conference theme is STS (In)Sensibilities, and it will take place in Boston from August 3 to September 2. Key dates to be aware of include: Nov 15. Call for open panels proposals Jan 1. Submission closes for open panels Jan 15. Call for closed/invited sessions and individual… Read more

ScienceFARE Collective Urges to “Include social equity in California Biohub” in Letter to Nature

November 15th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on ScienceFARE Collective Urges to “Include social equity in California Biohub” in Letter to Nature

ScienceFARE Collective Urges to “Include social equity in California Biohub” in Letter to Nature

Members of the Science FARE (Feminist Anti-Racist Equity) Collective, including CSTMS’ Charis Thompson, wrote a letter to  philanthropists Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, who last month announced their first major investment in basic science: US$600 million for a Biohub in San Francisco, California. Biohub collaborates with three of the world’s leaders in biomedical and engineering innovation:… Read more

Affiliate News

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Affiliate News

The Center welcomes faculty members, student, visiting scholar and fellows to submit activities to be reported in affiliate news each month. Please email a brief description of what you have been doing to cstmsnews@berkeley.edu.  Recent News DE Student and Working Group leader, Angelo Matteo Caglioti will be awarded the “ History of Science Fellowship” of the American Meteorological Society… Read more

Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

November 8th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

Deadline for Submission: May 12, 2017 The inaugural Science and Technology Studies Article Award will be awarded in fall 2017 by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society for an outstanding piece of scholarship by a UC Berkeley or UCSF graduate student in the field of Science and Technology Studies. The prize consists of… Read more

CFP: Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific

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CFP: Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific

Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii February 17-20, 2017 The World History Association Regional Affiliates for Hawaii, the Northwest and California are sponsoring a conference on world history on the “the meeting place” island (Oahu) of Hawaii. The conference, which will double as the joint annual meeting of all… Read more

New Medicine Working Group (MEDS) Forming

November 6th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on New Medicine Working Group (MEDS) Forming

New Medicine Working Group (MEDS) Forming

MEDS provides a forum for faculty and students interested in the broad field of medical humanities, including the history of medicine, social medicine, medical anthropology, and medical studies. The working group aims to strengthen medicine as an object of study in the Center and brings together faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates for regular events… Read more

DE in STS Application Deadline Extended to Nov 21

November 5th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on DE in STS Application Deadline Extended to Nov 21

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The Designated Emphasis (DE) in Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a new program of training in the social studies of science, technology, and medicine for Berkeley and UCSF PhD students from any home department. Students who are accepted into the program, and who complete its requirements, will be in a strong position to excel… Read more

Spring 2017: History 182A

October 31st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Spring 2017: History 182A

Spring 2017: History 182A

  Massimo Mazzotti 470 Stephens Hall Tue-Thu 12:30-2:00 Where do modern science and technology come from? How did they become the most authoritative kind of knowledge in modern societies? How do technology, culture, and society interact? What drives technological change? The course examines these and other related questions using historical case studies from 1600 to… Read more

RFP: CTSP Fellow Applications for 2017

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RFP: CTSP Fellow Applications for 2017

Our Fellow application and request for proposals for this year’s class of Fellows is now open! Applications will be due on Monday, November 28th. One new exciting change: this year we will be offering a $2000 stipend to each Fellow (an increase of $500 from last year). We are also introducing two new areas of… Read more

Laqueur wins AHA’s Mosse Prize; named finalist for McGill’s Cundall Prize

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Laqueur wins AHA’s Mosse Prize; named finalist for McGill’s Cundall Prize

Thomas W. Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Professor of History, has been selected as the winner of the George L. Mosse Prize by the American Historical Association and named as a finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature by McGill University. Both honors are in recognition of Laqueur’s book, “The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains” (Princeton… Read more

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PMH sponsors interdisciplinary courses on such topics as aging and old age, suffering, and death. See syllabi of select courses.


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