GECC Mixer – HSS San Diego

Unbutton that top button and let your hair down for the annual GECC Mixer on Friday, 16 November from 8-10 pm. We’ll be at The Tipsy Crow ( located at the corner of 5th Ave and F St in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. Look for GECC Members upstairs in the lounge. Email Nathan Crowe ( before 5pm on Friday or arrive before 9pm to avoid a cover!

The conference shuttle will be circulating between the Gaslamp Quarter and the conference hotel, so come and meet your fellow graduate students and early career professionals. Start building connections that will make all your future meetings more enjoyable in a relaxed and friendly environment!


Interested in privacy, piracy, patents, censorship, and the manipulation of “big data?”

The Federated Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position (rank open), based at NJIT, to begin September 2013. Applicants should be able to present evidence of scholarly accomplishment and effective teaching and should have a Ph.D. in hand by the starting date, with a primary research field that focuses on the digital transformation of the last fifty years, especially in relation to legal and cultural issues such as privacy, piracy, patents, censorship, and the manipulation of “big data.” The successful candidate will contribute substantially to the department’s M.A. concentration in the history of technology, environment, and medicine/health (including the history of communication), with additional opportunities to participate in the Ph.D. track in the history of science, technology, environment and health at Rutgers University at New Brunswick. The successful candidate will also teach in, and serve as associate director of, the department’s growing new undergraduate degree program in Law, Technology and Culture.

See details at:

Call for Papers: Science Fiction & Fictions in Science

Call for Papers: Science Fiction & Fictions in Science

An interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held at Rutgers University, Friday, March 1st, 2013, with keynote speaker Rosalind Williams of M.I.T.

Sponsored by Natura: A Working Group in History of Science and Epistemology.

Potential themes and topics may include (but are not limited to):
* Possible Worlds Theory, the Multiverse Hypothesis, and the ontology of fictional worlds
* Form and formalism in science and SF
* Empirical writing, technical writing
* Metaphor in technology and scientific modeling
* Miracles, wonders, and unrepeatable results
* Historical narratives of or in science
* Alien abduction, Spiritualism, Mesmerism
* Demonstration and theatricality in science and technology
* Experimentalism in writing, art, practice
* Scientific realism versus anti-realism
* Graphs, Charts, and the role of visual presentations in scientific papers and journalism
* Cyberpunk, Postmodernism, Extropianism

Interested faculty or post-doctoral researchers are welcome to contact us about potential roles as panel moderators or respondents.

Two Postgraduate Scholarships in Race and Ethnicity in the Global South, University of Sydney, Australia

Two Postgraduate Scholarships in Race and Ethnicity in the Global South, University of Sydney, Australia


Two full-time postgraduate scholarships are available for suitably qualified candidates with a good honours or masters degree in history, HPS, or anthropology to undertake research studies leading to a PhD. The PhD topic should relate to the ARC Laureate Fellowship project, which focuses on the development and transmission of concepts of race and human difference in the southern hemisphere during the 20th century, especially on those ideas derived from biological or anthropological studies. Through comparative and transnational histories we seek to reveal influential debates over racial difference conducted by scientists, anthropologists and others across the global South. We are especially interested in projects that bring southern settler societies together into the global picture of 20th-century race science.


Applicants should have a particular interest in the history of concepts of race and human difference. Knowledge of the history of science is desirable but not essential. Applications are open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. International students may apply, but need to contact Dr Rodney Taveira ( in the first instance.

Amount awarded:

The scholarship is valued at $27,651 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Application guide:

Further information can be obtained from Laureate Fellow and Professor Warwick Anderson, Director, Race and Ethnicity in the Global South Project, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: +61 2 9351 3365 ; Fax: +61 2 9351 7760;  Applications should be sent direct to Dr Rodney Taveira at Race and Ethnicity in the Global South, K6.07 A14 – Quadrangle, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

Closing date:

07 December 2012

DR RODNEY TAVEIRA | Research Administrative Assistant
Race and Ethnicity in the Global South (REGS)
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry; Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine

K6.07, Main Quad (A14) | The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006
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To your right, CV review slots are filling up…

The Graduate and Early Career Caucus is offering a CV review at the HSS annual meeting in San Diego. We have lined up six reviewers qualified to look at CVs for positions in academia, academic publishing, public history, museums, and government.

If you would like to sign up to get your CV reviewed, check in at the sidebar . Slots are available on Friday and Saturday and last 15 minutes. Don’t forget to bring your CV to the HSS meeting. Check in now in the sidebar to your right. – – – >