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1. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press has recently released a new 
biography, Francis Crick: Hunter of Life's Secrets, by Robert Olby. 
It is the first full-length intellectual biography of Francis Crick, 
a greatly admired and influential scientist who co-discovered the 
structure of DNA and then followed up this discovery with important 
contributions that shaped the foundations of molecular biology. 

2. Call for papers: "Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation: A 
Challenge to Philosophy of Science," Center for Philosophy of 
Science, University of Pittsburgh, October 15-16, 2010.  This 
workshop will focus on the philosophical analysis of the design, 
structure, calibration, use and the readings of experimental 
apparatus, as well as broader experimental conditions. Deadline: June 
1, 2010. 

3. The University of Exeter (UK) offers a one-year MA programme and a 
PhD programme in History and Philosophy of Biology. 

4. An exposition of initiatives, coalitions & social movements 
engaging with scientific, technological & social change:  "Changing 
Science, Changing Society," 16th April 2010, UMass Boston, MA. 
Register (no fee) to exhibit your group's
work or attend to learn from others. 

5. The University of Minnesota Press announces a new book, What Is 
Posthumanism?  by Cary Wolfe.  Cary Wolfe ranges across bioethics, 
cognitive science, animal ethics, gender, and disability to develop a 
theoretical and philosophical approach responsive to our changing 
understanding of ourselves and our world. 

6. Call for papers: The next conference of AAHPSSS (the Australasian 
Association for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of 
Science) will take place at the University of Sydney, in the Unit for 
History and Philosophy of Science on July 9-11, 2010.  Deadline: 31 
May 2010. 

7. Call for papers: "Biological and Economic Modeling," for a special 
issue of Biology and Philosophy.  Strongest preference will be given 
to papers that address parallel issues in biology and economics, but 
papers focused on one area or the other insofar as they develop 
overlapping themes are welcomed.  Deadline: August 31st, 2010. 

8. Call for papers for a book to be published by Springer on the 
topic, "Origins of Design in Nature."  The editors also hope to have 
authors present their work at ISHPSSB 2011 at the University of Utah. 
Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2010. 

9. Applications are invited for the National Museum of Australia 
Student Prize for the History of Australian Science or Australian 
Environmental History.  The prize will be awarded for an essay based 
on original unpublished research undertaken whilst enrolled as a 
student (postgraduate or undergraduate) at any tertiary educational 
institution in the world.  Deadline: Friday 26 February 2010. 

10. Call for papers: Researchers working on areas related to the 
philosophy of biology and/or what it may contribute to the teaching 
of biology are invited to contribute to a thematic issue of Science & 
Education, "Philosophical Considerations in the Teaching of Biology." 
Deadline: December 31, 2010. 

11. Call for papers: International workshop "Human Heredity in the 
Twentieth Century (A Cultural History of Heredity V)" at the 
University of Exeter, 2-4 September 2010.  The project aims to 
uncover the technical, juridical, medical, and scientific practices 
by which knowledge of inheritance was historically anchored in 
different epochs and to understand the genesis of today's 
naturalistic concept of heredity.   Deadline: 30 April 2010. 

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