H-PhysicalSciences provides a communication channel and resource nexus for historians of the physical sciences. Its topical scope covers the physical sciences broadly understood, including but not limited to: physics; chemistry; earth, space, and atmospheric science; astronomy; and materials science. By linking these fields, H-PhysicalSciences encourages active dialogue between scholars studying a diverse range of topics with the goal of galvanizing the community in a way that promotes integration with the larger discipline of history of science.

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New Book Announcement: Shifting Paradigms: Thomas S. Kuhn and the History of Science (open access)

Dear H-PhysicalSciences readers,

I would like to announce the publication of the book Shifting Paradigms: Thomas S. Kuhn and the History of Science, edited by Alexander Blum, Kostas Gavroglu, Christian Joas, Jürgen Renn. The book is freely accessible online at: http://www.edition-open-access.de/proceedings/8/index.html

Book description:

Summer Research Opportunity

The American Institute of Physics is seeking two full-time temporary Research Assistants to join the Center for History of Physics for Summer 2016.  The successful candidates will work with the Director of the Center for History of Physics in a team setting, to research and develop information on the history of women and minorities in physics and allied sciences. The research assistants will produce materials useful to K-12 teachers which tell these neglected stories of women and minorities in modern science.

call for papers, deadline reminder: Claiming authority, producing standards: The IAEA and the history of radiation protection

Organizers:

Martin Kusch, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Maria Rentetzi, Lise Meitner Fellow (FWF), Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

 

Venue: University of Vienna, Institute for Philosophy

Dates: 3-4 June 2016

 

Keynote speakers:

Angela Creager, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science, Department of History, Princeton University

Call for Papers - The Third Biennial Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences (deadline extended)

The submission deadline 2016 for the Third Biennial Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences has been extended until January 20 th. Bellow is the updated Call for Papers:

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for the History of Physics is pleased to host a third international conference for graduate students and early career scholars, to be held April 6-10, 2016 in Annapolis, MD.

Thank you, From H-Net

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