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

Roy Porter Student Essay Prize in the social history of Medicine

The Society for the Social History of Medicine invites submissions to its 2015 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition.

One prize will be awarded for the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine in this competition. The winner will be awarded £500.00. The winning entry may also be published in the journal, Social History of Medicine, subject to the usual editorial procedures, including double blind refereeing

Entrants must be students: undergraduate or postgraduate, part-time or full-time.

For More details: RoyPorterPrizeReg2015