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IUHPST Essay Prize for History and Philosophy of Science

Dear Circle Readers,

The Division of History of Science and Technology (DHST) and its sister organization, the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST), which together constitute the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, are pleased to announce the launching of the first IUHPST Essay Prize for History and Philosophy of Science.

The call for entries is available on the DHST Website and can also be downloaded here (PDF format).

Submissions and any enquiries should be sent to Prof. Hasok Chang <hc372@cam.ac.uk>, President of the DHST-DLMPST Joint Commission.

Thanks to IUHPST/DHST Secretary General Catherine Jami for bringing this to attention.

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division Conference

Dear Circle Readers,

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, will be holding its annual conference on the campus of the University of San Diego, June 14-17, 2016. Specific sessions that may be of interest to members of the Pacific Circle include:

(1) ecology and education in Mission Bay, San Diego;

(2) how ocean acidification and warming could influence the functional morphology and ecology of intertidal organisms;

(3) current understanding and data gaps for Bahia de Los Angeles, an international biosphere reserve;

(4) Bahia de San Quintin, status, threats, and solutions for one of the last intact coastal organisms in Western North America; and

(5) United States and world’s fairs, the physical anthropology collections displayed at the Panama-California exposition; conducting anthropological field studies at the fairs; and the display of Filipinos, documenting American imperialism, racism, and racial stereotyping.

For further information please contact Roger Christianson, Emeritus, Department of Biology, Southern Oregon University, and Executive Director, AAAS-PD, at rchristi@sou.edu. A preliminary schedule of events is available at the AAAS-PD homepage, http://pacific.aaas.org.

 

Also, in 2017, AAAS-PD will be holding its annual conference on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii (June 19-23). For further information please contact Roger Christianson. Two sessions that may be of interest to Pacific Circle members, which are in their preliminary planning stages, will be in regard to East and Southeast Asian Anthropology; and Asian and Asian American women, health and welfare. For more information about these two sessions, please contact Alan Bain, research associate, National Anthropological Archives, baina@si.edu.

 

27th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai’i/Pacific

Hello Circle Readers,

The 27th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai‘i and the Pacific will be held from 13-15 February 2016 at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.  The theme is “Diving into Archives: Collecting and Interpreting Maritime Information,” and the deadline for abstracts is 15 January 2016.  Please see the flyer here (PDF) for more information on the event and the call for papers.

Search Feature Added

Hello Circle Readers,

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