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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 macroevolution.

5. Announcing a Pacific APA (American Philosophical Association) Mini-Conference:
"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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