“Your Work in One Minute” Workshop

The HSS Graduate and Early Career Caucus would like to solicit proposals and participation in a session at the upcoming HSS Meeting in Boston.
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The “Your Work in One Minute” Workshop

The HSS Graduate and Early Career Caucus is hosting a workshop on the craft of the pitch. How do you explain your research, passion and work in a minute or less? Whether you are seeking a job, grants or admission, the articulate pitch is a critical skill for the early careerist and established professional alike. This workshop session focuses on improving critical short-format communications in a workgroup setting. Participants will leave with more confidence and a short presentation on their own work.

If you would like to facilitate or participate, contact hss.gecc@gmail.com

For more on the sessions developing for HSS Boston, see:



*Niels Bohr Archive 2013 post-doctoral research fellowship.*

We are pleased to announce that the Novo Nordisk Foundation, in celebration of the centennial in 2013 of Niels Bohr’s model of the atom, has donated funds for a two-year postdoctoral position at the Niels Bohr Archive (NBA), nba.nbi.dk. The successful applicant will be expected to produce one or more publications in refereed journals based in whole or in part on the historical collections held at the NBA. Most of these collections are described on the website archon.nbi.dk.

A PhD degree in the history of science or a related field is required, and knowledge of physics and of Scandinavian languages is preferred. The candidate will be evaluated on the basis of a combination of the applicant’s merits and the promise of the project proposed. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the NBA’s general activities and to participate in shaping its future development.

Please submit an application, including a CV and publication list and 1-3 selected publications as well as documentation for the PhD degree, by 1 April 2013 to the Director of the Niels Bohr Archive at aaserud@nbi.dk, who will also be happy to answer questions regarding preparation of an application.

The NBA is an independent institution under the supervision of the University of Copenhagen with its own board of directors. The applications will be evaluated by an international committee of historians of science, and the appointment is scheduled to start on or about 1 September.

Travel to and from Copenhagen before and after the two years of appointment will be reimbursed. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary depends on seniority, as agreed between the Ministry of Finance and the AC.

Currently, starting salaries are about 31,500 DKK (€ 4,200) per month for postdocs – plus full benefits including pension. Non-Danish candidates coming from abroad may be eligible for tax reductions.

Call for Proposals: How Did Nursing Become Science?

Proposed panel session at History of Science Society’s annual meeting,
21-24 November 2013, Boston, MA, USA http://www.hssonline.org/Meeting/
Emerging as a clinical practice in the mid-nineteenth century with the
development of formal hospital apprentice programs and hospital diploma
nursing programs, clinical nursing eventually shifted its education to
college and university degree programs in the twentieth century. The
professionalization of academic nursing, initially through doctoral
degrees in education and social science, created a field for practices and
discourses claiming space and epistemic authority as a unique nursing
science (allied with but distinct from life sciences, social sciences, and
medicine). This multidisciplinary panel will examine the development of
nursing science in the twentieth century. Interested scholars should
contact Thomas Lawrence Long, Center for Nursing Scholarship, School of
Nursing, University of Connecticut,
thomas.l.long@uconn.edu<mailto:thomas.l.long@uconn.edu> with a one-page
proposal and a one-page vita, by March 28.

Want to boost your session’s chance of getting on the HSS 2013 program?

The Graduate and Early Career Caucus seeks to sponsor a session.

The HSS Graduate & Early Career Caucus (GECC) can sponsor an HSS session that fits within our mission. We will consider a range of topics, especially with information relevant to graduate students and other early-career scholars. We seek panels of speakers addressing professional development topics, or a scholarly session in which all speakers are graduate students or junior scholars.

We are also interested in sponsoring a workshop at HSS Boston that would support GECC scholars’ professional development (e.g., “Pitching your Project: Talking about your work, from the elevator to the interview”).

If you would like to contribute to that workshop or have a session in mind that could fit with our mission, please contact GECC at hss.gecc@gmail.com with a brief description and a list of potential contributors