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1. Call for papers for conference, "The Authority of Science," 8-10 
April 2011, University of Sydney, Australia, 4th Sydney-Tilburg 
conference on the philosophy of science.  From climate change to the 
classification of illegal drugs the extent to which scientific 
opinion should prevail over other voices in determining public policy 
is hotly contested. What is it about the nature of science that 
confers epistemic authority on scientific opinion, and what are the 
scope and limits of that authority?  Abstracts due: 15th October 

2. The History of Science and Technology Department at Johns Hopkins 
University invites applications for the Bo Jung and Soon Young Kim 
Professorship in East Asian Science and Technology, starting 1 July 
2011.  Rank is open; they encourage applications from scholars at all 
levels.  Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2011, and 
will continue until the position is filled.

3. Call for papers for conference, "Metaphysics and the Philosophy of 
Science," 13-15 May 2011, University of Toronto.  This conference 
will examine ground-level debates about metaphysics within the 
philosophy of physics and the philosophy of biology, and broader 
methodological questions about the role of metaphysics in the 
philosophy of science. Participation is open and welcome from all 
parties to these questions: from those who hold that metaphysics must 
have a place within the philosophy of science, to those who hold it 
should not.  Deadline for essays: January 10, 2011. 

4. Situating Science is soliciting workshop proposals for the 
timeframe of Jan. 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. Situating Science is a 
SSHRC-funded Strategic Knowledge Cluster, mandated to build networks 
among scholars, Canadian and international, in the various 
disciplines engaged in the humanistic and social study of science and 
technology, and to engage the work of these scholars with the wider 
Canadian public.  Workshop topics should fall under one of the four 
themes of the Cluster: Science and its Publics, Historical 
Epistemology and Ontology (including philosophy of science), Material 
Culture and Scientific/Technological Practices, Geography and Sites 
of Knowing.  Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2010. 

5. The Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science (SCFS) invites 
applications for one-semester visiting fellowships at The University 
of Sydney, for either second semester (August to November) 2011 or 
first semester (February to May) 2012. SCFS sponsors work into the 
logical, philosophical and historical foundations of science. They 
are hoping to receive applications from leading historians and 
philosophers of science (including the special sciences and 
biomedical sciences) at any post-PhD career stage.  Deadline for 
applications:  30 October 2010. 

6. Frederick Grinnell's Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition 
and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic (Oxford University Press) has 
been selected as one of the six finalists in competition for the 2010 
Royal Society Prize for Science Books. 

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