• Dan David Prize

    Three Dan David Prizes of US$ 1 million each are annually awarded for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world.
    Each year fields are chosen within the three Time Dimensions – Past, Present and Future. The past dimension for 2018 is the history of science (see here).
    You will find a text explaining the aims of the prize more precisely there.
    This text explains in particular that "The Dan David Prize laureates donate 10% of their (...)

  • Allan Slaight Chair for the Study of the Conjuring Arts

    Carleton University Presentation text
    Endowed by the Slaight Family Foundation with a $2 million matched leadership gift, this Chair reflects Allan Slaight’s lifelong dedication to, intellectual interest in, and scholarship on magic. Areas of research related to the conjuring arts include psychology, history, literature, communication, media, religious studies, and theatre. Focusing on perception, illusion, deception, influence, and the history of magic, the study of the (...)

  • 3 years Postdoctoral position PAL project (Munich)

    Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus Presentation text
    The Project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (http://ptolemaeus.badw.de), hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich, is offering a three-year postdoctoral position for a Latinist starting between March and October 2019. Contact

  • Two Postdoctoral Fellows, three years - MPI for the History of Science, Berlin, Dept. III

    The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Department III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer Presentation text
    The positions are in close conjunction with the research agenda of Dept. III
    Outstanding junior scholars with suitable experience in science-, technology-, economic history, STS, anthropology, regional studies or other relevant fields are invited to apply.
    Candidates (...)

  • postdoctoral fellowship ERC Early modern Cosmology (Venice)

    Dear friends and colleagues,
    please, find attached the call for one postdoctoral fellowship (1 year with the possibility of an extension of one extra year) linked to the research ERC endeavor EarlyModernCosmology – “Institutions and Metaphysics of Cosmology in the Epistemic Networks of Seventeenth-Century Europe” (GA 725883) which has received funding from the European Research Council - Horizon 2020 and is based at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (unive.it/earlymoderncosmology).
    The (...)