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"Christian C. Young" <[log in to unmask]>
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Intl Soc for the Hist Phil and Soc St of Biol <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 20 Feb 1997 22:58:00 -0600
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From: "Stephen J. Cross" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 09:49:22 -0600 (CST)

For a full-scale biography I am searching worldwide for letters and
manuscripts of the English zoologist Julian S. Huxley (1887-1975). If you
know of collections with Huxley material I'd much appreciate hearing from
you. If you have encountered references by others to Huxley in manuscript
collections--impossible to locate through finding aids--do please point me
toward them. And any suggestions as to whom I might interview regarding
Huxley would be most welcome.

Please forward this request as appropriate. Many thanks.

Stephen J. Cross, Ph.D
Visiting Scholar: Dept. History, Trinity Univ., San Antonio, Texas
                  Dept. History, Rice Univ., Houston, Texas
136 Barilla Place
San Antonio TX 78209-5824
(210) 826-6545
email: [log in to unmask]
fax (Dept. History, Trinity Univ.): (210) 736-8334

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From: [log in to unmask] (peter taylor)
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 13:52:46 +0100

The Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University,
announces a conference on expertise, organized with support from the
National Science Foundation.  "Knowledge and Its Discontents: Science,
Expertise, Modernity" will be held in Ithaca on May 2-4, 1997.  Leading
American and European scholars in the field of science and technology
studies will examine the changing social and political meanings of
expertise and its role in the making of modern culture.  The design of the
conference is thoroughly interdisciplinary, with panels on the following
topics: Law, Science, Expertise (Margaret Berger, Sheila Jasanoff, Martha
Nussbaum); Modernity and Expertise  (Yaron Ezrahi, Helga Nowotny, Theodore
Porter, Brian Wynne);  Custom, Specialization and Skill (Harry Collins,
Peter Galison, Michael Lynch, Steven Shapin); Science, Self and Public
(Wiebe Bijker, Adele Clarke, Aant Elzinga, Steven Yearley); Science's
Responsibilities to Its Publics (John Beatty, Thomas Eisner, Evelyn Fox
Keller, Peter Weingart).  In conjunction with the conference, there will be
a day-long workshop organized by the Science and Technology Studies
graduate students on Friday May 2nd.  Further information and a
registration form for the conference are available from the Cornell Science
and Technology Studies website at
Registration forms and information can also be obtained from Lillian
Isacks, Department of Science and Technology Studies, 726 University
Avenue, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.  Tel: 607-255-6234; fax:
607-255-0616; e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Peter Taylor

CCACC, 8 Bishop Place, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone: 908-932-8678 (o); 8683 (fax); 908-296-7375 (home)
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WWW site:

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From: Stephen Straker <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 13:34:25 -0800 (PST)

The following position at UBC has just been advertised.
Please spread the word (with apologies for multiple posts).


Stephen Straker             [log in to unmask]
Arts One // History         (604) 822-6863
University of British Columbia  / FAX: (604) 822-4520
Vancouver, Canada  V6T 1Z1

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Applications are invited for a joint (equally shared) tenure
stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the
Departments of Geography and History at the University of British
Columbia.  The search is for an outstanding scholar in American
(preferably western American) environmental history / historical
geography who is well-grounded in the sciences and the
humanities.  Research and teaching interests must be compatible
with those of both departments and preferred applicants will be
those with: developed interests in the social dimensions of
environmental change and the social construction of nature; and
research that centres upon renewable resources, preferably
forestry.  Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate
courses in both departments and in two or more of the following
areas: American environmental history, Forest History, Natural
resource or environmental geography, and Humanistic perspectives
on the environment.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., teaching experience and
significant publications.

Inquiries or applications, including a curriculum vitae and the
names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees should
be sent to either:

Dr. David Breen                    Dr. Trevor Barnes
Department of History              Department of Geography
University of British Columbia     University of British Columbia
#1297 - 1873 East Mall             1984 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia        Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 1Z1                            V6T 1Z2
FAX: (604) 822-6658                FAX: (604) 822-6150

The closing date for applications is 24 March 1997 and the
starting date for this position is 1 July 1997.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Web pages --

The University of British Columbia welcomes all qualified
applicants, especially women, aboriginal people, visible
minorities and persons with disabilities.  In accordance with
Canada's immigration requirements, priority will be given to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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Christian C. Young
Program in History of Science and Technology
University of Minnesota
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"Hallo!" said Piglet, "What are you doing?"
"Hunting," said Pooh.
"Hunting what?"
"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
"That's just what I ask myself.  I ask myself, What?"
"What do you think you'll answer?"
"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.