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1. New book: Paul Lawrence Farber, Mixing Races: From Scientific Racism to Modern Evolutionary Ideas, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.  It "explores changing American views of race mixing in the twentieth century, showing how new scientific ideas transformed accepted notions of race and how those ideas played out on college campusues in the 1960s."

2. New in paperback: Hitler's Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress, by Richard Weikart.  This book examines the role of evolutionary ethics in Hitler's world view, showing that it influenced almost every major facet of his thought and policies.

3. Workshop: "Self-Organization in Biology: scope and limits," Aix-en-Provence, 24-25 May 2011.  The access to the conference is free.

4. Lyman Briggs College, an undergraduate, residential science program grounded in the liberal arts at Michigan State University, invites applications for a visiting instructor in history, philosophy, and/or sociology of science for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Deadline to ensure consideration of applications is June 1, 2011, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

5. Public lecture: Myles Jackson (Director of Science and Technology Studies, Polytechnic Institute of New York University), "Intellectual Property and Molecular Biology: Biomedicine, Commerce, and the CCR5 Gene Patent", Monday 13 June, 17:30. Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York.  The event is free.

6. Call for papers: Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, November 2-3, 2011, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain.  Papers in areas of philosophy of medicine, such as epistemology of medicine and ontological issues in medicine (but NOT medical ethics), from a variety of philosophical approaches, are welcome.  Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2011

7. The 5th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) will be held in Athens, Greece, from November 1 to 3, 2012. The theme of the conference is "Scientific cosmopolitanism and local cultures: religions, ideologies, societies".  There are various deadlines, the earliest of which is for symposia proposals: November 30, 2011

8. John Dupré and Sabina Leonelli seek to hire a Research Fellow -- a recent PhD in philosophy of science/biology (with possible consideration of a very good sociology/history candidate) -- who would be interested in working with them for a year.  Deadline for applications is June 10, 2011.

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