Greg Macklem is coordinating a potential treat for attendees at the upcoming meeting in Chicago. There is the possibility that we could do a comedy improv workshop with someone from Second City for around $10 each, if the interest is there. Greg needs feedback from our members though. If something like this would be of interest to you, please reply to him, letting him know of your preference for Thursday, Friday or Saturday night.
Gregory L. Macklem
History of Science Society
GECC is happy to announce that our proposal for a professional development workshop at HSS2014 has been accepted and will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8PM.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Negotiating a Job Offer,
But Were Afraid to Ask
Getting that coveted job offer is not the end of your job search – now you are faced with how to negotiate for the most advantageous contract. Thanks to recent press on academic job negotiations gone wrong there is even more concern than usual about this topic. What to ask for, how to ask for it, and what to avoid asking make this a complicated and often mysterious process, but one you neglect at your own risk.
This workshop will be led by a representative of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium who is also an expert on self-promotion and negotiation, specifically as they relate to race and gender in STEM and higher education fields.
I would like to announce the launching of the new initiative Edition Open Sources, a joint venture of the University of Oklahoma Libraries and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.
Edition Open Sources (EOS) pioneers a new paradigm in publishing, devoted to open access and high-quality peer review. This collaborative scholarly endeavor publishes academic editions of primary sources in the history of science in online, digital and print formats and offers post-doctoral fellowships in the digital humanities.
Any pre-copyright work held by the University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections and by the Library of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is eligible for publication in Edition Open Sources
In occasion of the launching of the new project, Edition Open Sources also announces two postdoctoral positions in History of Science
Please visit and circulate:
Dr. Matteo Valleriani
Edition Open Sources
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Tel.: 0049 (0)30 22 667 128
Fax: 0049 (0)30 22 667 299
Mobile: 0049 (0)1511 475 40 99
I am part of a research group at HSS that is focused on producing recommendations on a sustainable governance, membership and financial system aimed at promoting a welcoming and diverse organizational structure. Diversity in this case is defined as interdisciplinary, culturally and internationally diverse. As part of this process, we are seeking input on a few questions about benefits and participation. We are especially interested in hearing from graduate students, international scholars, independent scholars and even lurkers.
These groups are under-represented in our thinking. I would like to invite you to participate. I have four questions for you that should take no more than ten minutes of your time.
If interested, please feel free to respond to me directly. Your help will improve the quality of our suggestions.
All the best,
Sandy Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)