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"Roberta L. Millstein" <[log in to unmask]>
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Roberta L. Millstein
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1. Paper proposals are invited for an interdisciplinary workshop 
entitled, "Making Sequences Matter: Collecting, Comparing, 
Computing," at Yale University, June 21-22, 2008.  The workshop 
focuses on the emergence, development and diversification of protein 
and DNA sequences as scientific objects and tools for producing 
knowledge in the life sciences and particularly in evolution. 
Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2008.  

2. Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes has 
published a special issue, "Designing Botanical Gardens: Science, 
Culture and Sociability."  This volume includes most of the papers 
presented during a symposium entitled "Botanical Gardens within 
Global and Local Dynamics - Sociability, Professionalization and 
Diffusion of Knowledge" and has been completed with papers focusing 
particularly on design and science within botanical gardens. 

3. The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the 
University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint to three 2-year 
teaching positions in the
following areas: 1. History of Science, 1600 to 1850; 2. Philosophy 
and/or Sociology of Science and Technology; 3. History of Modern 
Medicine and Science.  Closing Date: 12 March 2008. 

4. Routledge announces a new book, Philosophy of Biology: A 
Contemporary Introduction, by Alex Rosenberg and Daniel W. McShea. 
The book explores concepts such as supervenience; the controversies 
about genocentrism and genetic determinism; and the debate about 
major transitions central to contemporary thinking about 

5. Announcing a Pacific APA (American Philosophical Association) 
"Making Philosophy of Science More Socially Relevant," March 19-20, 
2008, Pasadena Hilton, Pasadena, CA. 

6. Call for papers/abstracts for the 7TH Annual Conference In 
Philosophy and Biology at Duke University, April 11-13, 2008.  This 
year's conference is entitled: "Cooperative Alliances In The History 
Of Life: Aggregation, Individuation, and the Major Evolutionary 
Transitions."  The purpose of this conference is to explore the 
common genetic, developmental, and ecological factors associated with 
the origins of complex individuality at all levels of the biological 
hierarchy, particularly in relation to the major evolutionary 
transitions. Submission Deadline: February 18th, 2008. 

7. International conference: "Charles Darwin And Modern Biology," St. 
Petersburg, Russia, 21-23 September, 2009.  The conference is 
convened to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin and 
the 150th anniversary of the first publication of his famous book On 
the Origin of Species'. It is intended to discuss theoretical 
problems and the history of modern evolutionary biology, the impact 
of Darwin's ideas upon science and humanity in the 19th-20th 
centuries and the key role, which evolutionary theory continues to 
play in responding to the challenges of the 21st century.  Proposals 
for papers will be accepted until 1 October, 2008. 

8. Richard O'Grady, Director of the AIBS, is very interested in 
offering research
support (research space, access to AIBS archives, help in contacting past
presidents) to a researcher who is interested in applying to the NSF
announcement for a contractor to take on the history of biology and NSF from
1975-2004.  Applications are due by February 20, 2008. 

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