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Essay Contest in the Histories of Health, Medicine, and Science in the Global Long Dureé

February 14th, 2024  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Essay Contest in the Histories of Health, Medicine, and Science in the Global Long Dureé

  Application open February 1st – April 1st, 2024   The Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington, as part of the 58th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Lecture Series, invites original, article-length essays (10,000 words including footnotes) on a topic related to Histories of Health, Medicine, and Science in the Global Long Durée… Read more

Call for 2024 RCC Landhaus Fellows

February 13th, 2024  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Call for 2024 RCC Landhaus Fellows

  Apply here! The deadline for applications is 28 February 2024.   The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten are pleased to invite applications for their fellowship program based at the Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten(link is external) (an organic farm outside of Munich). Launched in January 2022, the Landhaus Fellowship Program is a residential program. Ten fellows live… Read more

SIGCIS and SHOT Conference in Viña del Mar, Chile: Call for Proposals due 2/12

January 23rd, 2024  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

SIGCIS and SHOT Conference in Viña del Mar, Chile: Call for Proposals due 2/12

The Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society (SIGCIS) Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the CFP for their 2024 SIGCIS Conference, SYSTEM UPDATE. Their keynote for the event is Anita Say Chan, Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The SIGCIS Conference is the leading annual international… Read more

Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Fellowships and Travel Grants

December 21st, 2023  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Fellowships and Travel Grants

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry is now accepting applications for 2024–2025 fellowships. Submissions are due January 15, 2024. The Beckman Center offers several fellowships and travel grants for scholars doing research in the history and social studies of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries using the Institute’s collections. Their fellows are encouraged to… Read more

In Memoriam, John L. Heilbron, 1934-2023

November 16th, 2023  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

It is with deep sadness that we share the death of John L. Heilbron, Professor Emeritus of History of Science and former Vice Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. John passed away in Padua, Italy, on Sunday morning, November 5, 2023, at the age of 89. A prolific scholar of prodigious range, John Heilbron was born… Read more

Undergraduate Minor in STS Deadline Approaching

November 2nd, 2023  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Applications for the STS Undergraduate Minor are now open. The deadline to apply is November 17th, 2023! As our students enter into a world of accelerating change, it has become ever more important that these future scientists, engineers, computer and data scientists, health care practitioners, social scientists, teachers, policymakers, and more be able to reason… Read more

Apply to the STS PhD Designated Emphasis

October 24th, 2023  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Application deadline approaching: November 1st The DE in STS is a program of training in the social studies of science, technology, and medicine for Berkeley 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 within STS-related fields. Students… Read more

AI’s Past, Present, and Future: Interview with Cathryn Carson

September 25th, 2023  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

AI’s Past, Present, and Future: Interview with Cathryn Carson

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Cathryn Carson recently interviewed with Berkeley News, delving into the intricate dynamics of artificial intelligence (AI). Drawing on her expertise in 20th-century policy on nuclear power and weapons, Carson considers AI’s potential to improve lives, alongside the essential examination of downstream consequences. In the discussion, Carson highlights historical technological transformations and parallels… Read more

Please Welcome the New Director of CSTMS: Professor Sandra Eder

September 5th, 2023  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Please Welcome the New Director of CSTMS: Professor Sandra Eder

Professor Sandra Eder is an Associate Professor of History here at UC Berkeley.  Her research interests include the History of Medicine and Science, and Gender & Sexuality.  She is interested in the emergence of modern ideas about the self and formulations of identity through scientific knowledge production and in medical practice,  the interplay of gender, sexuality, identity, ethnicity, and medicine,… Read more

Reappraising Oppenheimer: Centennial Studies and Reflections

July 24th, 2023  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Leave A Comment »

Reappraising Oppenheimer: Centennial Studies and Reflections

Editors: Cathryn Carson and David A. Hollinger Published by the Office for History of Science and Technology (OHST) / CSTMS University of Berkeley, California Standing at the pivot of the twentieth century, J. Robert Oppenheimer holds our imagination in his grip. From otherworldly aestheticism to the leadership of Los Alamos, from the corridors of power… Read more

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