2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY YOUNG SCHOLAR PRIZE

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).

Each Prize consists of a certificate, assistance with travel and accommodation expenditures to the 25th IUHPST/DHST Congress in Rio de Janeiro in July 2017 and a waiver of registration fee. The winner of a prize whose thesis is relative to Islamic science is also awarded the Ihsanoglu Prize given by ISAR Foundation.

AWARD COMMITTEE

The Committee is comprised of the DHST President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary General, and distinguished specialists in specific fields.

COMPETITION CALENDAR

  • Submission deadline: 31 August 2016.
  • Qualification examination and preliminary selection: September 2016.
  • Award Committee online meeting: October-November 2016.
  • Approval by DHST Council: December 2016.
  • Award Ceremony: 23-29 July 2017, Rio de Janeiro.

CONDITIONS and APPLICATION

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in the history of science or technology awarded no earlier than July 2012.
Language: Any dissertation in a language other than English must be accompanied by a detailed summary in English of no more than 20 pages.

Applicants must submit online at http://hpdst.gr/youngscholarsprize/application. Check list:

  • Fill the application form.
  • Upload the dissertation in pdf format.
  • For dissertations in a language other than English, upload a pdf file with a detailed summary of no more than 20 pages.
  • Upload a letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the thesis.

More information on http://www.hpdst.gr/youngscholarsprize

CEU Summer University Course| Cities and Science

The Central European University Summer University invites applications from MA and PhD students to the course,

Cities and Science: Urban History and the History of Science in the Study of Early Modern and Modern Europe” 

to take place in Budapest, 18-27 July 2016.

Application deadline: 14 February 2016

This interdisciplinary summer course will bring together senior and junior scholars of urban history, the history of science, and other related fields in order to exchange ideas in developing new research agendas with an aim to expand the “urban variable” in the history of science and to designate a space for the sciences in urban history from the early modern period to the early 20th century.

While the summer school will have a distinct interdisciplinary and trans-epochal character, and encourages practitioners of other fields, such as environmental studies, gender studies, literature, science and technology studies, sociology, cultural or social anthropology, to apply, potential participants should demonstrate historical awareness and a general interest in history.

The course is directed by Markian Prokopovych and Katalin Straner, and the faculty includes Bert De Munck, Karl Hall, László Kontler, Kapil Raj, Ulrike Spring, and Roey Sweet.

For more information on the course, including eligibility criteria and application requirements, see http://summer.ceu.hu/citiesandscience-2016

For more information on the CEU Summer University: http://www.summer.ceu.hu

PhD Fellowship in the history of medicine in Ireland

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland to fund
new History of Medicine PhD Fellowship

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland are
delighted to announce a new PhD Fellowship in the history of medicine in Ireland.
The Fellowship has been established by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland to support in-depth research into Ireland’s rich
medical history. It is worth €7,500 per annum for three years, and will cover the
winning applicant’s university fees and associated research costs.

The Fellowship is open to researchers planning to undertake a PhD relating to the
history of medicine in Ireland. Preference may be given to subjects relating to the
history of medical education and/or the evolution of medical pharmacology in Ireland from the 17th to the early 20th century.

Applicants must be planning to undertake their PhD research at a university on the
island of Ireland. It is their responsibility to ensure they meet the admission criteria of
their university of choice.
The fellowship application form can be found on www.rcpi.ie/heritagecentre.
Applications must be submitted to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Heritage Centre, accompanied by a letter of support from an academic supervisor.

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 March 2015.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel comprising representatives from the Royal
College of Physicians of Ireland and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland and an
independent extern. All applicants will be informed of the decision of the panel by
May 2015.