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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 2010.

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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