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1. Duke's 8th Annual Conference in Philosophy & Biology and the Annual Consortium for the History and Philosophy of Biology will occur May 22nd - 24th, 2009 at Duke University, Durham, NC.  The topic of this year's conference is "Form, Function and Homology": homology and function in systematic taxonomy in evolution and development.  Register for free by May 15, 2009.

2. A prestigious History of Genetics Day will take place on Wednesday 9th September 2009 at the John Innes Centre (JIC) in Norwich, UK, commemorating JIC's 100 year history and the legacy of William Bateson.  This will be the opening event of the 'John Innes Centenary Symposium - Genetics 100 Years On' which runs from 9th to the 11th September 2009.  Register online.

3. Call for application for Alghero Summer School 2009, "The Social Self," 20-27 September.  The aim of the summer school is to provide a limited number of qualified students with the opportunity to attend short-courses of six hours (two hours each day), as well as main lectures of two hours (one hour talk, one hour discussion), focused on the analysis of the social roots of the Self.  Application deadline: June 30, 2009.

4. At the Swiss National Science Foundation sponsored professorship of Marianne Sommer a doctoral and a postdoctoral position (100%) are available, beginning February 1, 2010. The professorship is located at the Department of History of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. The positions are granted for the duration of four years.  The positions are part of the project "History Within: The Phylogenetic Memory of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules" that engages the cultural history of the historical life sciences.  Deadline for application: July 1, 2009.

5. Cincinnati Darwiniana is in full swing at the University of Cincinnati. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center and organized by Bob Richardson and Rob Skipper, Cincinnati Darwiniana is a speaker series linked to a graduate seminar in the philosophy of biology. Seminar topics include chance variation in Darwin, random drift and chance in evolution, genetics and reduction, molecular evolution, and evo-devo.  Podcasts of the talks are available.

6. The University of Alberta announces a two-year postdoctoral fellowship
in science and technology studies at the University of Alberta, funded by the SSHRC Cluster Grant, "Situating Science.".  Start of position: 1 August 2009.  Application deadline: 29 May 2009.

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